Map of Cebu with Danao highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||5th district of Cebu|
|Cityhood||7 June 1961|
|Barangay||42 (see § Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Panlungsod|
|• Mayor||Ramon Durano III (LP)|
|• Vice mayor||Ramon Durano VI|
|• Total||107.30 km2 (41.43 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2013) ||85,279|
|Time zone||PHT (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Income class||3rd class|
Danao, officially the City of Danao (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Danao; Filipino: Lungsod ng Danao), is a third income class component city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 119,252. In the 2013 election, it had 85,279 registered voters.
Danao City comprises 42 barangays:
- Sandayong Norte
- Sandayong Sur
- Santa Rosa
- Tuburan Sur
|Population census of Danao|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Danao gun industry
Danao City is well known for its gun industry. The industry started around 1905–1906. When World War II came, the Danao gunsmiths went underground, joined the guerrilla movement or were inducted into the USAFFE. Their main task was to re-chamber the Japanese Arisaka rifles to fit the US .30 caliber round or to keep the original Japanese rifle in good service.
The industry went on, still underground. In the 1960s, the term paltik was given to the homemade (and illegal) guns. In the early 1990s the industry was legalized by the government, with the creation of two organizations of local gunsmiths. The organization now left with proper permit is Workers League of Danao Multi-purpose Cooperative (World MPC), in Dungguan, Danao City.
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