|Municipality of Kiamba|
Map of Sarangani with Kiamba highlighted
|Region||SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)|
|• Mayor||Raul C. Martinez|
|• Total||328.68 km2 (126.90 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||190/km2 (480/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Dialing code||+63 (0)83|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|Electorate||33,978 voters as of 2016|
- Datu Dani
- Kling (Lumit)
|Population census of Kiamba|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Majority of the population speak Cebuano although early settlers were of Ilocano origin. There are a lot of Moro people (Sangil and Maguindanaon) who settles in the area long before the Christians from Luzon came. One of the indigenous peoples living in mountainous areas of Kiamba is known as T'boli.
The economy of Kiamba is largely based on agriculture with vast ricefields surrounding the municipality. Aqua-culture is the second biggest income earner, notably the culture of milkfish and shrimps (locally called "sugpo" or "lukon") for export. Also, coastal communities depend on deep-sea fishing as a primary livelihood.
The Timpuyog festival celebrates the town's foundation anniversary. Timpuyog is an Ilocano word for unity, and the festival includes tribal shows and carnaval. Kiamba celebrate their Timpuyog Festival and Foundation Anniversary every February 14.
Visitors attractions include:
- Waterfalls in lush rainforests (ex. Nalus Falls)
- Short, narrow roads lined with Japanese era houses
- Tuka Marine Park, a protected area where fishing is banned. It has four protected coves and only one (Tuka 2) is open to the public. The site has coral formations.
- Beaches of Kiamba (ex. Wakap Beach in Datu Dani)
Notable educational institutions
- Kiamba National High School
- Notre Dame of Kiamba
- Southern Cotabato Academy
- J.B.T. Caing Sr. Memorial Integrated School
- James L. Chiongbian National Trade School (Formerly Kling National High school)
- Cabales-Enarbia Integrated School
- Salakit National High School
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
- "Province: SARANGANI". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
- "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011.
- Kiamba Municipal Profile at the Province of Sarangani Official Website
- Kiamba - Official Website
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
- Tourism Article By Rene Venenzuela, Manila Bulletin
||Lake Sebu, South Cotabato||T'Boli, South Cotabato|