Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao

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Datu Odin Sinsuat
Municipality
Municipal Hall sub-office
Municipal Hall sub-office
Location in Maguindanao
Location in Maguindanao
Datu Odin Sinsuat is located in Philippines
Datu Odin Sinsuat
Datu Odin Sinsuat
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°11′20″N 124°11′2″E / 7.18889°N 124.18389°E / 7.18889; 124.18389Coordinates: 7°11′20″N 124°11′2″E / 7.18889°N 124.18389°E / 7.18889; 124.18389
Country  Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Maguindanao
Barangays 34
Government[1]
 • Mayor Datu Ombra Q. Sinsuat
Area
 • Total 461.80 km2 (178.30 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[2]
 • Total 99,210
 • Rank 78 out of 1,489 municipalities
 • Density 210/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9601
IDD:area code +63 (0)64
PSGC 153807000
Electorate 55,106 voters as of 2016
Website www.datuodinsinsuat.gov.ph

Datu Odin Sinsuat (formerly Dinaig) is a 1st class municipality in the province of Maguindanao, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 99,210.[2]

In 1955, the barrio of Upi was separated from Datu Odin Sinsuat to become the town of Upi.[3]

The town's name, Dinaig, was changed to Datu Odin Sinsuat in 1994, by virtue of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 29.[4]

The town was part of the province of Shariff Kabunsuan and served as its capital from October 2006 until its nullification by the Supreme Court in July 2008.

Barangays[edit]

Datu Odin Sinsuat is politically subdivided into 34 barangays.

  • Ambolodto
  • Awang
  • Badak
  • Bagoenged
  • Baka
  • Benolen
  • Bitu
  • Bongued
  • Bugawas
  • Capiton
  • Dados
  • Dalican Poblacion
  • Dinaig Proper
  • Dulangan
  • Kakar
  • Kenebeka
  • Kurintem
  • Kusiong
  • Labungan
  • Linek
  • Makir
  • Margues
  • Mompong
  • Nekitan
  • Sapalan
  • Semba
  • Sibuto
  • Sifaren (Sifaran)
  • Tambak
  • Tamontaka
  • Tanuel
  • Tapian
  • Taviran
  • Tenonggos

Demographics[edit]

Population census of
Datu Odin Sinsuat
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1918 6,565 —    
1939 14,196 +3.74%
1948 56,439 +16.57%
1960 44,164 −2.02%
1970 42,827 −0.31%
1975 53,593 +4.60%
1980 48,353 −2.04%
1990 52,370 +0.80%
1995 59,841 +2.53%
2000 71,569 +3.91%
2007 103,765 +5.26%
2010 76,332 −10.57%
2015 99,210 +5.12%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[2][5][6][7]

Tourism[edit]

  • Mt. Minandar is known for its green color due to being dominantly covered with grass. It is a two hour hike from the foot to the summit of the mountain. It is located at the Barangay kusiong.
  • Blue Lagoon is also known as Enchanted Lagoon because, according to the old people living nearby, there are enchantresses living in it. This deep lagoon situated at the Brgy. Margues is the top tourist attraction of the municipality.
  • Kusiong Beach is a grayish sand beach with a lot of resorts like Amayah beach resort, Sahara Beach Resourt, and Club Kusiong. This is the nearest beach in the city of Cotabato.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "An Act to Create the Municipality of Upi in the Province of Cotabato". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  4. ^ "Regional Act No. 3; An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Dinaig in the Province of Maguindanao to the Municipality of Datu Odin Sinsuat" (PDF). Regional Legislative Assembly, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Province of Maguindanao". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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