Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dinas
Municipality
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Dinas highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Dinas highlighted
Dinas is located in Philippines
Dinas
Dinas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°38′N 123°18′E / 7.633°N 123.300°E / 7.633; 123.300Coordinates: 07°38′N 123°18′E / 7.633°N 123.300°E / 7.633; 123.300
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Sur
District 2nd district, Zamboanga del Sur
Founded June 17, 1950
Barangays 30
Government[1][2]
 • Mayor Basilio A. Vidad
Area[3]
 • Total 121.10 km2 (46.76 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[4]
 • Total 35,504
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7015
IDD:area code +63 (0)62
Income class 4th municipal income class
PSGC 097306000
Electorate 18,924 voters as of 2016
Website www.zds-dinas.gov.ph

Dinas is a fourth class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 35,504 people.[4]

History[edit]

Dinas has historically been known as the bulwark of anti-Hispanic colonization in the entire Baganian Peninsula of Zamboanga del Sur. According to ancient history which has been accepted and advocated by the scions of Sultan Kudarat, a descendant of the renowned Shariff Kabungsuan of Maguindanao was that the name Dinas was taken from a Maguindanao term Di Nas where “Di” means “Not” and “Nas” means “Bad Luck or Unlucky”. Hence, the early settlers who migrated from the province of Cotabato found their new haven as not unlucky or “Di Nas” because the mouths of all rivers emptying into the coastlines are facing East which according to their ancient belief is a sign of good luck. Today almost thirty per cent of the population are Maguindanaon Muslims.

Barangays[edit]

Dinas is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.[3]

  • Bacawan
  • Benuatan
  • Beray
  • Don Jose
  • Dongos
  • East Migpulao
  • Guinicolalay
  • Ignacio Garrata (New Mirapao)
  • Kinacap
  • Legarda 1
  • Legarda 2
  • Legarda 3
  • Lower Dimaya
  • Locuban
  • Ludiong
  • Nangka
  • Nian
  • Old Mirapao
  • Pisa-an
  • Poblacion
  • Proper Dimaya
  • Sagacad
  • Sambulawan
  • San Isidro
  • Sungayan
  • Sumpotan
  • Tarakan
  • Upper Dimaya
  • Upper Sibul
  • West Migpulao

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Dinas
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 28,141 —    
1995 28,364 +0.15%
2000 31,570 +2.32%
2007 33,738 +0.92%
2010 34,768 +1.10%
2015 35,504 +0.40%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 15 October 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

External links[edit]