Jabonga, Agusan del Norte

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Jabonga
Municipality
Brgy. Poblacion in Jabonga
Brgy. Poblacion in Jabonga
Official seal of Jabonga
Seal
Map of Agusan del Norte with Jabonga highlighted
Location within Agusan del Norte province
Jabonga is located in Philippines
Jabonga
Jabonga
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°20′N 125°31′E / 9.34°N 125.52°E / 9.34; 125.52Coordinates: 9°20′N 125°31′E / 9.34°N 125.52°E / 9.34; 125.52
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Agusan del Norte
District 2nd district of Agusan del Norte
Barangays 15 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Jasmin Flores Monton
Area[2]
 • Total 293 km2 (113 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 23,184
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 14,928
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8607
IDD:area code +63 (0)85
Income class 3rd municipal income class
PSGC 160205000
Electorate 14,928 voters as of 2016
Website www.jabongaadn.gov.ph

Jabonga, officially the Municipality of Jabonga (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Jabonga; Filipino: Bayan ng Jabonga), is a municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte in the Caraga (Region XIII) of the Philippines. The population was 23,184 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 14,928 registered voters.[4]

History[edit]

Jabonga traces its origin to a village formerly occupied by Negritoes and a few Christian immigrants led by a Manobo Negrito meztizo Angelecio Montante, also called Agaras. The village became known as Celopan, a name derived from the bamboos growing along the bank of the river that were made into smoking pipes.

Sometime during the mid-nineteenth century, the increasing number of inhabitants who were joined by Christian immigrants from other places transferred to a new settlement in the present site of Colorado[clarification needed]. By this time, The Spanish government was already sending missionaries to all parts of the island and the group that went up the Kalinawan River reached the settlement of Colorado, a name derived from the word Colorado meaning colored, because of the white spotted arms of Domingo Mondoy, the brave settler who dared to face the newcomers. Proceeding upstream, the missionaries reached Celopan and seeing a native inside a hut, the floor of which was just one meter above the water, they asked him what the place was called. Thinking that the Spaniards were referring to the hut, he answered Habongan. Thus, Celopan was renamed Habongan which later became Jabonga.

Geography[edit]

Jabonga is located at 9°20′N 125°31′E / 9.34°N 125.52°E / 9.34; 125.52.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 293 square kilometres (113 sq mi)[2] constituting 10.73% of the 2,730.24-square-kilometre- (1,054.15 sq mi) total area of Agusan del Norte.

Jabonga is bounded by Kitcharao and Surigao del Norte to the north; Butuan Bay to the west; Tubay and Santiago to the south; Surigao del Sur to the east. It is 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Butuan City.

The topography of the land features plain to rolling and hills. Among the municipalities, Jabonga ranks first in total area and number of farms (464) mostly owned by individuals. It has one of the 36 crop storage facilities of the province. Its major crops are coconut, rice, corn, timber and both fresh and sea-water fish.

Barangays[edit]

Jabonga is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
160205003 A. Beltran (Camalig) 4.7% 1,083 1,149 −1.12%
160205001 Baleguian 9.6% 2,232 2,136 0.84%
160205002 Bangonay 13.5% 3,122 3,073 0.30%
160205004 Bunga 2.8% 638 951 −7.32%
160205005 Colorado 7.3% 1,683 1,570 1.33%
160205006 Cuyago 8.1% 1,883 2,015 −1.28%
160205007 Libas 6.0% 1,384 1,455 −0.95%
160205008 Magdagooc 6.4% 1,482 1,464 0.23%
160205009 Magsaysay 4.4% 1,031 1,155 −2.14%
160205010 Maraiging 2.2% 518 507 0.41%
160205011 Poblacion (Jabonga) 16.5% 3,822 3,713 0.55%
160205012 San Jose 3.4% 784 977 −4.10%
160205013 San Pablo 4.9% 1,136 957 3.32%
160205014 San Vicente 6.6% 1,534 1,747 −2.45%
160205015 Santo Niño 3.7% 852 964 −2.32%
Total 23,184 23,833 −0.52%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Jabonga
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 18,610 —    
1995 20,196 +1.54%
2000 20,501 +0.32%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 23,052 +1.63%
2010 23,833 +1.22%
2015 23,184 −0.52%

In the 2015 census, Jabonga had a population of 23,184.[3] The population density was 79 inhabitants per square kilometre (200/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 14,928 registered voters.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Agusan del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Caraga". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: Jabonga, Agusan del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Caraga". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Province of Agusan del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Caraga". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. 

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