|Municipality of Catmon|
Beach in Panalipan, Catmon
Map of Cebu with Catmon highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||5th district of Cebu|
|Barangays||20 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Iris I. Baylon-Gestopa|
|• Vice Mayor||Earl Tidy H. Oyas|
|• Congressman||Vincent Franco D. Frasco|
|• Electorate||17,150 voters (2016)|
|• Total||109.64 km2 (42.33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||360 m (1,180 ft)|
|• Density||280/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||86 million (2016)|
Catmon, officially the Municipality of Catmon, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Catmon; Tagalog: Bayan ng Catmon), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 30,471 people.
Catmon's topography is generally mountainous and hilly but patches of flat lands can be found along the coastline and portion of the poblacion.
The municipality's climate is of Coronas climate type IV, where rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year.
The municipality got its name from the presence of huge trees called katmon (dillenia philippinensis) that thrive in this area. It was in 1835 that the town was founded under the Spaniards, but it was only in 1903 when the place became a municipality, after the Americans asked the leaders of Catmon and the nearby settlement of Sogod to merge into one, single municipality. 18 years after its establishment, in 1921, Sogod became a separate municipality.
The town fiesta is celebrated every 10th of February in honor of their patron saint, San Guillermo de Aquitania. Part of the annual fiesta is the Budbod Kabog Festival and participated by the public schools.
Catmon comprises 20 barangays:
|072216018||San Jose Pob. (Catadman)||10.7%||3,250||2,832||2.66%|
|Population census of Catmon|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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