Maimbung, Sulu

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Maimbung
Municipality of Maimbung
Map of Sulu with Maimbung highlighted
Map of Sulu with Maimbung highlighted
Maimbung is located in Philippines
Maimbung
Maimbung
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 5°56′N 121°02′E / 5.93°N 121.03°E / 5.93; 121.03Coordinates: 5°56′N 121°02′E / 5.93°N 121.03°E / 5.93; 121.03
Country Philippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
ProvinceSulu
District1st District
Barangays27 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorSamier Tan
 • Electorate24,748 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total77.50 km2 (29.92 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total37,914
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7409
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)68
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)67.3 million  (2016)
Native languagesTausug
Tagalog

Maimbung, officially the Municipality of Maimbung, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Sulu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 37,914 people.[3]

It is the seat of the Sultanate of Sulu.

Royal Capital

Daru Jambangan (Palace of Flowers) before it was destroyed by a typhoon.

The town hosted the Daru Jambangan (Palace of Flowers) which was the royal palace of the Sultan of Sulu since historical times. The palace was made of wood, and was destroyed in 1932 by a huge storm. Today, a few arches and posts remain from the once grand palace complex. Many members of the royal family advocated for the reconstruction of the palace, and even its enlargement, however, the government of the Philippines has yet to establish a position or a fund for the matter.

The town was officially cited by the late Sultan Jamalul Kiram III of the Sultanate of Sulu as the capital of the sultanate, and the place where he wished he was buried after death. The late sultan died in 2013 and was buried in the town afterwards. The town hosts a school named after the late sultan.

In 2016, a small replica of Daru Jambangan was built in the neighboring town of Talipao and became a centerpiece for a 'vacation park'. The replica was about 25% of the actual size of the real Daru Jambangan during its heyday. A campaign to restore the Daru Jambanagn in its original location in Maimbung is still ongoing. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the National Museum of the Philippines were tasked to faithfully restore or reconstruct the Daru Jambangan in Maimbung.[4]

Port Town

The town is one of the three official ports of the province of Sulu, the other two being Jolo and Siasi. The town is also a known producer of seaweed, a major export product of the Sulu archipelago.

Barangays

Maimbung is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.

  • Anak Jati
  • Bato Ugis
  • Bualo Lahi
  • Bualo Lipid
  • Bulabog
  • Duhol Kabbon
  • Gulangan
  • Ipil
  • Kandang
  • Kapok-Punggol
  • Kulasi
  • Labah
  • Lagasan Asibih
  • Lantong
  • Lapa
  • Laud Kulasi
  • Laum Maimbung
  • Lower Tambaking
  • Lunggang
  • Matatal
  • Patao
  • Poblacion (Maimbung)
  • Ratag Limbon
  • Tabu-Bato
  • Tandu Patong
  • Tubig-Samin
  • Upper Tambaking

Demographics

Population census of Maimbung
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 1,070—    
1918 7,339+13.70%
1939 11,228+2.05%
1948 12,456+1.16%
1960 14,302+1.16%
1970 15,557+0.84%
1975 17,166+1.99%
1980 20,080+3.18%
1990 17,251−1.51%
1995 21,692+4.39%
2000 24,982+3.07%
2007 38,092+5.99%
2010 28,445−10.08%
2015 37,914+5.62%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6]

Climate

Climate data for Maimbung, Sulu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
Average low °C (°F) 27
(81)
26
(79)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 170
(6.7)
130
(5.1)
125
(4.9)
122
(4.8)
229
(9.0)
286
(11.3)
254
(10.0)
248
(9.8)
182
(7.2)
257
(10.1)
233
(9.2)
188
(7.4)
2,424
(95.5)
Average rainy days 18.3 15.3 15.2 14.6 22.8 24.0 24.3 23.3 20.5 22.6 21.9 19.3 242.1
Source: Meteoblue [7]


References

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Sulu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Talipao, Sulu: Sleeping Like a Sultan at the Royal Palace Replica -".
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Maimbung, Sulu : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 31 January 2019.

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