Mambajao

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Mambajao
Municipality
Mambajao, viewed from Mt. Hibok-hibok
Mambajao, viewed from Mt. Hibok-hibok
Official seal of Mambajao
Seal
Nickname(s): Lanzones Capital of the Philippines
Map of Camiguin with Mambajao highlighted
Map of Camiguin with Mambajao highlighted
Mambajao is located in Philippines
Mambajao
Mambajao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°15′N 124°43′E / 9.25°N 124.72°E / 9.25; 124.72Coordinates: 9°15′N 124°43′E / 9.25°N 124.72°E / 9.25; 124.72
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Camiguin
District Lone district
Founded July 6, 1855
Barangays 15
Government[1]
 • Mayor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo (NPC)
 • Vice Mayor Roldan A. Chan (NPC)
Area[2]
 • Total 89 km2 (34 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 38,735
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9100
IDD:area code +63 (0)88
Income class 3rd municipal income class
PSGC 101804000
Electorate 22,721 voters as of 2016
Website www.mambajao-cam.gov.ph

Mambajao is a third class municipality in the province of Camiguin, Philippines. It is the capital and largest municipality of Camiguin.[2] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 38,735 people.[3]

History[edit]

In 1855, Mambajao was proclaimed as a municipality.

In 1942, the Japanese forces landed in the capital town of Mambajao, Camiguin.

In 1945, the Filipino forces of the 6th and 10th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army landed on the beaches of the capital town of Mambajao, and liberated the province from the Japanese Imperial forces in World War II during the Battle of Camiguin.

Barangays[edit]

Mambajao is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2][4]

  • Tupsan
  • Benhaan
  • Magting
  • Anito
  • Balbagon
  • Pandan
  • Soro-Soro
  • Poblacion
  • Baylao
  • Tagdo
  • Kuguita
  • Bug ong
  • Agoho
  • Yumbing
  • Naasag
  • Volcan

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Mambajao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 14,446 —    
1918 21,308 +2.62%
1939 21,414 +0.02%
1948 25,193 +1.82%
1960 15,288 −4.08%
1970 18,673 +2.02%
1975 19,183 +0.54%
1980 21,337 +2.15%
1990 25,207 +1.68%
1995 27,770 +1.83%
2000 30,809 +2.25%
2007 35,308 +1.90%
2010 36,435 +1.15%
2015 38,735 +1.17%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Mambajao was 38,735 people,[3] with a density of 440 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,100 inhabitants per square mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: Camiguin". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Political subdivisions of Mambajao - Mambajao Official Website
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Province of Camiguin". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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