Map of Sarangani with Maasim highlighted
|Region||SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)|
|• Mayor||Aniceto P. Lopez Jr.|
|• Total||500.43 km2 (193.22 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||1st class|
Maasim is a first class municipality in the province of Sarangani, Mindanao, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 52,933 people. As of 2010, it has a total voting population of 28,654 voters.
Among the wilds in its rainforest and mountainous areas lives the Philippine tarsier.
- Poblacion (Maasim)
- Seven Hills
|Population census of Maasim|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
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.
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
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.
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- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
- gmanews.tv/story, 200-MW coal power plant to rise in Saranggani
- Sarangani Province
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
||T'Boli, South Cotabato||General Santos|
|Kiamba||Sarangani Bay / Glan|