Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte
|Municipality of Manukan|
|Etymology: Manukan lit. Poultry|
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Manukan highlighted
|Region||Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)|
|Province||Zamboanga del Norte|
|District||2nd district of Zamboanga del Norte|
|Founded||June 16, 1951|
|Barangays||22 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Eugene Caballero|
|• Vice Mayor||Enriquita U. Winters|
|• Electorate||22,067 voters (2016)|
|• Total||246.35 km2 (95.12 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)65|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||3rd municipal income class|
Manukan, officially the Municipality of Manukan, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Manukan Subanon: Benwa Banukan), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 36,526 people.
During the Pre-Spanish era this town was inhabited by the Subanons. During the Spanish colonization, Manukan was a barrio, part of Dapitan (now City of Dapitan). In the creation of the municipality of Katipunan, this barrio became a barangay Banukan. Chickens were plenty and breeds that supply the northern part of Mindanao come from this town. "Manukan" word means poultry farm. The birth of the Municipality of Manukan was inaugurated on June 16, 1951 by virtue of Republic Act 655, duly signed by President Elpidio Quirino. In 1952, the barrios of Manukan, Lipras, Dipane, Linay, Mate, Sirongan, Libuton, Disakan, Siparok, Ponot, and Manawan of Katipunan were formed into the town of Manukan.
Sitio Libuton became a barangay in 1954.
Lipras was renamed San Antonio in 1957.
Manukan is politically subdivided into 22 barangays. The central Poblacion is where the municipal seat is located. Nine of the barangays are along the national highway and the rest are mountain barangays, being three or more kilometers away from the national highway that runs mostly along the coast of the municipality.
- Don Jose Aguirre
- East Poblacion
- Punta Blanca
- San Antonio
- Upper Disakan
|Population census of Manukan|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Manukan I District
Manukan II District
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