|Municipality of Kiamba|
Map of Sarangani with Kiamba highlighted
|Region||Soccsksargen (Region XII)|
|Barangays||19 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Raul C. Martinez|
|• Electorate||33,978 voters (2016)|
|• Total||328.68 km2 (126.90 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||190/km2 (480/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)83|
|Climate type||Tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||156,845,994.95 (2016)|
The municipality was formed in August 18, 1947 when Executive Order No. 82 was signed by the government by merging the municipal districts of Kraan and Kling.
Kiamba is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.
- 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
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