Maimbung, Sulu

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Maimbung
Municipality
Map of Sulu with Maimbung highlighted
Map of Sulu with Maimbung highlighted
Maimbung is located in Philippines
Maimbung
Maimbung
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 05°56′N 121°02′E / 5.933°N 121.033°E / 5.933; 121.033Coordinates: 05°56′N 121°02′E / 5.933°N 121.033°E / 5.933; 121.033
Country Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Sulu
District 1st district of Sulu
Barangays 27
Government[1]
 • Mayor Samier Tan
Area
 • Total 77.50 km2 (29.92 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[2]
 • Total 37,914
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7409
IDD:area code +63 (0)68
Income class 5th municipal income class
PSGC 156605000
Electorate 24,748 voters as of 2016

Maimbung is a fifth class municipality in the province of Sulu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 37,914 people.[2] It is the official capital of the Sultanate of Sulu.

Contemporary Royal Capital[edit]

The town has been cited by the late self-proclaimed 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.

Port Town[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Population census of Maimbung
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 17,251 —    
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[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. 

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