Catmon, Cebu

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Catmon
Municipality of Catmon
Beach in Panalipan, Catmon
Beach in Panalipan, Catmon
Official seal of Catmon
Seal
Map of Cebu with Catmon highlighted
Map of Cebu with Catmon highlighted
Catmon is located in Philippines
Catmon
Catmon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°40′N 123°57′E / 10.67°N 123.95°E / 10.67; 123.95Coordinates: 10°40′N 123°57′E / 10.67°N 123.95°E / 10.67; 123.95
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
District5th district of Cebu
Founded1903
Barangays20 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorIris I. Baylon-Gestopa
 • Vice MayorEarl Tidy H. Oyas
 • CongressmanVincent Franco D. Frasco
 • Electorate17,150 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total109.64 km2 (42.33 sq mi)
Elevation
360 m (1,180 ft)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total30,471
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6006
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Climate typetropical climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)86 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog

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.[3]

Catmon is bordered on the north by the town of Sogod, to the west by the town of Tuburan, on the east by the Camotes Sea, and on the south by the town of Carmen.

Geography[edit]

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.

Mount Capayas (Kapayas) (also known as Tore Peak), Cebu's second highest peak, is located in Cambangkaya. Mount Capayas is one of the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) of Cebu.[4]

History[edit]

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.

Barangays[edit]

Catmon comprises 20 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
072216001 Agsuwao 3.3% 1,008 1,004 0.08%
072216002 Amancion 0.6% 190 210 −1.89%
072216003 Anapog 1.1% 324 327 −0.18%
072216004 Bactas 2.8% 867 878 −0.24%
072216006 Basak 4.2% 1,286 1,163 1.93%
072216007 Binongkalan 5.2% 1,587 1,417 2.18%
072216005 Bongyas 1.0% 300 317 −1.04%
072216008 Cabungaan 4.6% 1,413 1,265 2.13%
072216009 Cambangkaya 2.5% 758 768 −0.25%
072216010 Can‑ibuang 1.3% 398 419 −0.97%
072216011 Catmondaan 10.1% 3,086 2,792 1.92%
072216019 Corazon (Poblacion) 9.8% 2,994 2,836 1.04%
072216012 Duyan 2.2% 684 549 4.28%
072216020 Flores (Poblacion) 9.9% 3,023 2,865 1.03%
072216013 Ginabucan 2.7% 809 874 −1.46%
072216014 Macaas 11.1% 3,394 3,093 1.78%
072216015 Panalipan 11.6% 3,544 3,161 2.20%
072216018 San Jose Pob. (Catadman) 10.7% 3,250 2,832 2.66%
072216016 Tabili 2.5% 764 719 1.16%
072216017 Tinabyonan 2.5% 775 831 −1.32%
Total 30,471 28,320 1.40%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Catmon
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 7,027—    
1918 18,646+6.72%
1939 11,738−2.18%
1948 11,761+0.02%
1960 13,412+1.10%
1970 14,837+1.01%
1975 15,923+1.43%
1980 17,357+1.74%
1990 19,773+1.31%
1995 21,647+1.71%
2000 25,083+3.21%
2007 27,330+1.19%
2010 28,320+1.30%
2015 30,471+1.40%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Philippine Sun Star 2014.
  5. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Cebu". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

Sources[edit]

Philippine Sun Star, Razel V. Cuizon (20 September 2014). "LGUs agree to protect biodiversity hotspots". Cebu. Archived from the original on 30 November 2014.

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