Dumaran

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Dumaran
Municipality
Municipality of Dumaran
Municipal Hall
Municipal Hall
Official seal of Dumaran
Seal
Map of Palawan with Dumaran highlighted
Map of Palawan with Dumaran highlighted
Dumaran is located in Philippines
Dumaran
Dumaran
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°32′N 119°46′E / 10.53°N 119.77°E / 10.53; 119.77Coordinates: 10°32′N 119°46′E / 10.53°N 119.77°E / 10.53; 119.77
Country  Philippines
Region Mimaropa (Region IV-B)
Province Palawan
District 1st district
Barangays 16 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Medwin C. Pablico
 • Electorate 11,660 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 435.00 km2 (167.95 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 23,734
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5310
PSGC 175311000
IDD:area code +63 (0)48
Climate type tropical climate
Income class 3rd municipal income class

Dumaran, officially the Municipality of Dumaran, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,734 people.[3]

The municipality covers the southern part of the namesake Dumaran Island (where the poblacion is located), as well as a portion on Palawan Island. It is bounded on the north-east by Municipality of Araceli, on the south by Sulu Sea, on the south-west by Roxas, and on the north-west by the municipality of Taytay. Dumaran also celebrate the Kalabukay Festival - Kalabukay refers to a local bird that is common to the people of Dumaran. The Municipality of Dumaran is in rich with natural resources. The majority of the people living in Dumaran are farmer and fisherman.

Barangays[edit]

Dumaran is politically subdivided into 16 barangays, 9 barangays on the mainland of Palawan, and 7 barangays on Dumaran Island.

  • Bacao (island)
  • Bohol (island)
  • Calasag (island)
  • Capayas (mainland)
  • Catep (island)
  • Culasian (mainland)
  • Danleg (mainland)
  • Dumaran (Poblacion, island)
  • Itangil (mainland)
  • Ilian (mainland)
  • Magsaysay (mainland)
  • San Juan (island)
  • Santa Teresita (mainland)
  • Santo Tomas (island)
  • Tanatanaon (mainland)
  • Santa Maria (mainland)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Dumaran
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1918 1,569 —    
1939 2,885 +2.94%
1948 3,497 +2.16%
1970 5,158 +1.78%
1975 7,019 +6.37%
1980 8,402 +3.66%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 12,624 +4.16%
1995 13,980 +1.93%
2000 16,616 +3.77%
2007 18,737 +1.67%
2010 21,397 +4.95%
2015 23,734 +1.99%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Dumaran was 23,734 people,[3] with a density of 55 inhabitants per square kilometre or 140 inhabitants per square mile.

The dominant language is Cuyonon, while Bisaya and Tagalog are spoken as secondary languages.

Culture[edit]

In relation to its foundation day June 14, Dumaran celebrates Kalabukay Festival annually from June 14–18.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Palawan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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