Maasim, Sarangani

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Maasim
Municipality
Map of Sarangani with Maasim highlighted
Map of Sarangani with Maasim highlighted
Maasim is located in Philippines
Maasim
Maasim
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 05°52′N 125°00′E / 5.867°N 125.000°E / 5.867; 125.000Coordinates: 05°52′N 125°00′E / 5.867°N 125.000°E / 5.867; 125.000
Country Philippines
Region SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
Province Sarangani
District Lone district
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Aniceto P. Lopez Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 500.43 km2 (193.22 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 59,468
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9502
IDD:area code +63 (0)83
Income class 1st municipal income class
PSGC 128004000
Electorate 31,578 voters as of 2016
Website www.maasim.gov.ph

Maasim is a first class municipality in the province of Sarangani, Mindanao, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 59,468 people.[3]

It is bordered on the west by the municipality of Kiamba, on the easy by Sarangani Bay, on the north by South Cotabato, and on the south by the Celebes Sea.

Among the wilds in its rainforest and mountainous areas lives the Philippine tarsier.

Barangays[edit]

Maasim is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

  • Amsipit
  • Bales
  • Colon
  • Daliao
  • Kabatiol
  • Kablacan
  • Kamanga
  • Kanalo
  • Lumasal
  • Lumatil
  • Malbang
  • Nomoh
  • Pananag
  • Poblacion (Maasim)
  • Seven Hills
  • Tinoto

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Maasim
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,734 —    
1995 31,641 +3.21%
2000 39,424 +4.83%
2007 49,274 +3.12%
2010 52,933 +2.64%
2015 59,468 +2.24%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

The majority of the population are Moro and Lumad origin. One of the indigenous peoples living in mountainous areas of Maasim is known as Bla'an.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Maasim is largely based on agriculture with a high level production of copra (dried coconut meat). Animal husbandry is the second biggest income earner, notably cattle farming. Other agricultural products are coconuts, maize, sugarcane, bananas, pineapples, mangoes, eggs, beef; fish.

The economy has accelerated in the past decade driven by advances in global communication technology and the finishing of a modern highway that tremendously improved trade and transport.

Kamanga Power Plant[edit]

KPP announced on June 3, 2008, that Alcantara-controlled Conal Holdings Co. will build in mid-2009 the $450 million 200-megawatt clean coal Kamanga Power Plant, in Maasim, Saranggani. The plant will supply part of Mindanao's baseload power requirements when it is operational in 2012.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: SARANGANI". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Sarangani". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  7. ^ gmanews.tv/story, 200-MW coal power plant to rise in Saranggani

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