Medellin, Cebu

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Medellin
Municipality of Medellin
Map of Cebu with Medellin highlighted
Map of Cebu with Medellin highlighted
Medellin is located in Philippines
Medellin
Medellin
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°08′N 123°58′E / 11.13°N 123.97°E / 11.13; 123.97Coordinates: 11°08′N 123°58′E / 11.13°N 123.97°E / 11.13; 123.97
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
District4th district of Cebu
Founded9 September 1881
Barangays19 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorBenjun Mondigo
 • Vice MayorLee Villapez
 • CongressmanBenhur Salimbangon
 • Electorate32,756 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total73.19 km2 (28.26 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total55,332
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6012
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)122.8 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog
Websitewww.medellin.gov.ph

Medellin, officially the Municipality of Medellin, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Medellin; Tagalog: Bayan ng Medellin), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 55,332 people.[3]

The municipality of Medellin is one of the nine municipalities comprising the 4th Congressional District of Cebu Province. It is approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi) north from Cebu City via barangay Curva, or 113 kilometres (70 mi) via barangay Luy‑a.

Medellin is bordered on the north by the town of Daanbantayan, to the west by the Tañon Strait, on the east by the Camotes Sea, on the southwest by the town of San Remigio and the southeast by the city of Bogo.

History[edit]

The name Medellin is of Spanish origin and refers to the village with the same name in the Badajoz province of Extremadura in Spain. Medellin became a municipality by royal decree of Queen Isabel II of Spain on September 9, 1881.

Medellin was formerly part of Daanbantayan. As a town, it started with only 3 barangays, namely; Kawit and Buenavista on the west coast, and Tindog on the east coast. Kawit, being the biggest and most progressive barangay at that time, became the first seat of government. But because of its deep shore water, the area was prone to pirates. As a consequence, the seat of government was then transferred to Buenavista (Daanlungsod). However, in view of its shallow shore water, traders and merchants found it difficult to transport their wares to and from Buenavista. A distance away south of Buenavista, there was a place called Tawagan which was an ideal site for trade and commerce. When the seat of government was transferred to Tawagan, the new poblacion was then called Medellin.

Barangays[edit]

Medellin comprises 19 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[4]
072231001 Antipolo 9.0% 4,981 4,440 2.21%
072231007 Canhabagat 4.3% 2,355 2,145 1.79%
072231008 Caputatan Norte 5.2% 2,890 2,520 2.64%
072231009 Caputatan Sur 4.9% 2,712 1,962 6.36%
072231002 Curva 4.1% 2,241 2,049 1.72%
072231003 Daanlungsod 6.8% 3,782 3,328 2.46%
072231004 Dalingding Sur 1.8% 970 821 3.23%
072231005 Dayhagon 3.3% 1,803 1,678 1.38%
072231016 Don Virgilio Gonzales 2.7% 1,473 1,287 2.60%
072231006 Gibitngil 3.8% 2,128 1,880 2.39%
072231010 Kawit 13.8% 7,626 6,279 3.77%
072231011 Lamintak Norte 3.8% 2,130 2,116 0.13%
072231017 Lamintak Sur 4.7% 2,583 2,400 1.41%
072231012 Luy‑a 3.5% 1,938 1,700 2.53%
072231018 Maharuhay 2.7% 1,477 1,809 −3.79%
072231019 Mahawak 5.5% 3,060 3,363 −1.78%
072231013 Panugnawan 4.1% 2,290 2,233 0.48%
072231014 Poblacion 9.9% 5,500 4,617 3.39%
072231015 Tindog 6.1% 3,393 3,420 −0.15%
Total 55,332 50,047 1.93%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Medellin
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 10,578—    
1918 15,267+2.48%
1939 18,637+0.95%
1948 19,911+0.74%
1960 21,188+0.52%
1970 26,215+2.15%
1975 27,474+0.95%
1980 28,641+0.84%
1990 34,184+1.79%
1995 41,796+3.84%
2000 43,133+0.68%
2007 44,860+0.54%
2010 50,047+4.06%
2015 55,332+1.93%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Cebu". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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