Divilacan, Isabela

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Divilacan
Municipality
Municipality of Divilacan
Aerial view of Divilacan after Super Typhoon Megi (PAGASA name: Juan)
Aerial view of Divilacan after Super Typhoon Megi (PAGASA name: Juan)
Official seal of Divilacan
Seal
Map of Isabela with Divilacan highlighted
Map of Isabela with Divilacan highlighted
Divilacan is located in Philippines
Divilacan
Divilacan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°20′N 122°18′E / 17.33°N 122.3°E / 17.33; 122.3Coordinates: 17°20′N 122°18′E / 17.33°N 122.3°E / 17.33; 122.3
Country  Philippines
Region Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Province Isabela
District 1st District of Isabela
Founded 1969
Barangays 12 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Venturito Bulan
 • Vice Mayor Alfredo Custodio
 • Electorate 3,321 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 889.49 km2 (343.43 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 5,687
 • Density 6.4/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3335
PSGC 023111000
IDD:area code +63 (0)78
Climate type tropical rainforest climate
Income class 2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 127,704,545.35 (2016)
Poverty incidence 45.72 (2012)[4]

Divilacan, officially the Municipality of Divilacan, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 5,687 people.[3]

Divilacan Bay

Divilacan was formerly a remote sitio of Barrio Antagan in Tumauini. It became a separate municipality on June 21, 1969 by virtue of Republic Act No. 5776. The town’s name was derived from the native Dumagat compound word vilican, meaning “fish and shell.” The word di implies origin. Therefore, Divilacan literally means “where fish and shells abound.”

Barangays[edit]

Divilacan is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.[2]

  • Dicambangan
  • Dicaruyan
  • Dicatian
  • Bicobian
  • Dilakit
  • Dimapnat
  • Dimapula (Pob.)
  • Dimasalansan
  • Dipudo
  • Dibulos
  • Ditarum
  • Sapinit

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Divilacan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1970 563 —    
1975 1,207 +16.53%
1980 1,859 +9.02%
1990 2,479 +2.92%
1995 2,593 +0.85%
2000 3,413 +6.07%
2007 4,602 +4.21%
2010 5,034 +3.32%
2015 5,687 +2.35%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Divilacan was 5,687 people,[3] with a density of 6.4 inhabitants per square kilometre or 17 inhabitants per square mile.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Divilacan, Isabela
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.1
(82.6)
29.5
(85.1)
30.7
(87.3)
32.4
(90.3)
33.8
(92.8)
33.8
(92.8)
33.1
(91.6)
32.8
(91)
32.3
(90.1)
31.3
(88.3)
29.6
(85.3)
28.3
(82.9)
31.31
(88.34)
Average low °C (°F) 19.9
(67.8)
20.0
(68)
21.9
(71.4)
23.1
(73.6)
24.1
(75.4)
24.4
(75.9)
24.3
(75.7)
24.2
(75.6)
23.9
(75)
23.5
(74.3)
22.1
(71.8)
21.0
(69.8)
22.7
(72.86)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.2
(1.228)
23
(0.91)
27.7
(1.091)
28.1
(1.106)
113.5
(4.469)
141.4
(5.567)
176.4
(6.945)
236.6
(9.315)
224.9
(8.854)
247.7
(9.752)
222.9
(8.776)
178
(7.01)
1,651.4
(65.023)
Average rainy days 10 6 5 5 13 12 15 15 15 17 16 15 144
Source: Climate-Data.org[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Isabela". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2017. [dead link]
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Province of Isabela". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Divilacan, Isabela: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 

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