Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur

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Labangan
Municipality of Labangan
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Labangan highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Labangan highlighted
Labangan is located in Philippines
Labangan
Labangan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°52′00″N 123°31′00″E / 7.8666667°N 123.5166667°E / 7.8666667; 123.5166667Coordinates: 7°52′00″N 123°31′00″E / 7.8666667°N 123.5166667°E / 7.8666667; 123.5166667
Country Philippines
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Sur
District2nd District
FoundedJuly 20, 1949
Barangays30 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorEduardo D. Relacion
 • Vice MayorMarlon B. Valenzuela
 • CongressmanDivina Grace C. Yu
 • Electorate29,339 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total157.90 km2 (60.97 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total41,790
 • Density260/km2 (690/sq mi)
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence33.64% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue (₱)105,629,646.74 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7017
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)62
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesSubanon language
Cebuano
Chavacano
Tagalog

Labangan, officially the Municipality of Labangan, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 41,790 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Labangan is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.

  • Bagalupa
  • Balimbingan (West Luya)
  • Binayan
  • Bokong
  • Bulanit
  • Cogonan
  • Combo
  • Dalapang
  • Dimasangca
  • Dipaya
  • Langapod
  • Lantian
  • Lower Campo Islam (Poblacion)
  • Lower Pulacan
  • Lower Sang-an
  • New Labangan
  • Noboran
  • Old Labangan
  • San Isidro
  • Santa Cruz
  • Tapodoc
  • Tawagan Norte
  • Upper Campo Islam (Poblacion)
  • Upper Pulacan
  • Upper Sang-an

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Labangan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 12,921—    
1970 15,965+2.14%
1975 16,257+0.36%
1980 18,473+2.59%
1990 29,229+4.70%
1995 32,264+1.87%
2000 34,530+1.47%
2007 37,598+1.18%
2010 39,168+1.50%
2015 41,790+1.24%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

Attractions[edit]

  • Pulacan Falls - 12 km. from Pagadian City, and covering an area of 400 square meters. It is the source of water for the Labangan irrigation system. Two kilometers from the area is the 134-hectare Home Defense Center. The falls can be reached easily by any motor vehicle. With the opening of the PADAP road, Pulacan Falls became a beautiful camping and picnic site. It now has a permanent Boy and Girl Scout site with facilities and has been the location of regional and provincial jamborees.
  • Army Site - The new division site of 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division, Philippine Army, is located on the top of the Hill of Kuta Major Cesar L Sang-an.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Zamboanga del Sur". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Zamboanga del Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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