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For the island, see Dumaran Island.
Municipal Hall
Municipal Hall
Official seal of Dumaran
Map of Palawan with Dumaran highlighted
Map of Palawan with Dumaran highlighted
Dumaran is located in Philippines
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
 • Mayor Medwin C. Pablico
 • Total 435.00 km2 (167.95 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 21,397
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5310
IDD:area code 48

Dumaran is a third class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 21,397 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.


Dumaran is politically subdivided into 16 barangays,[2] 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)


Population census of Dumaran
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 12,624 —    
1995 13,980 +1.93%
2000 16,616 +3.77%
2007 18,737 +1.67%
2010 21,397 +4.95%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

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


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


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PALAWAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 

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