Labason

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Labason
Municipality of Labason
Motto(s): 
Abante Labason
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Labason highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Labason highlighted
Labason is located in Philippines
Labason
Labason
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°04′N 122°31′E / 8.07°N 122.52°E / 8.07; 122.52Coordinates: 8°04′N 122°31′E / 8.07°N 122.52°E / 8.07; 122.52
Country Philippines
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Norte
District3rd District
FoundedAugust 12, 1947
Barangays20 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorEddie Quimbo
 • Vice MayorVirgilio Go
 • Electorate24,067 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total169.58 km2 (65.48 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total41,357
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7119
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)65
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)45,348,267.53 (2016)
Native languagesSubanon language
Cebuano
Chavacano
Tagalog
Websitewww.labason.gov.ph

Labason, officially the Municipality of Labason, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 41,357 people.[3]

Labason's commercial buildings have improved over the past years.

Murcielagos Island is within the municipal jurisdiction of Labason.

History[edit]

In 1959, the sitios of Bacong, Gabong, Pitawe and Banga-an were constituted into the barrio of Pitawe.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Labason is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.

  • Antonino (Poblacion)
  • Balas
  • Bobongan
  • Dansalan
  • Gabu
  • Gil Sanchez
  • Imelda
  • Immaculada
  • Kipit
  • La Union
  • Lapatan
  • Lawagan
  • Lawigan
  • Lopoc (Poblacion)
  • Malintuboan
  • New Salvacion
  • Osukan
  • Patawag
  • San Isidro
  • Ubay

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Labason
YearPop.±% p.a.
1939 5,745—    
1948 8,633+4.63%
1960 14,204+4.24%
1970 23,999+5.38%
1975 32,879+6.52%
1980 36,047+1.86%
1990 24,994−3.60%
1995 28,515+2.50%
2000 33,528+3.53%
2007 40,420+2.61%
2010 40,375−0.04%
2015 41,357+0.46%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Zamboanga del Norte". 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. ^ "R.A. No. 2104, An Act Creating the Barrio of Pitawe in the Municipality of Labason, Province of Zamboanga Del Norte". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  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 Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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