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Map of Cebu with Medellin highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||4th district of Cebu|
|Founded||9 September 1881|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Benjun Mondigo (LP)|
|• Vice mayor||Lee Villapez|
|• Town Council|
|• Representative||Benhur Salimbangon|
|• Total||73.19 km2 (28.26 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||32,756|
|Time zone||PHT (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Income class||2nd class|
Medellin is a 2nd municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 55,332. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 32,756 registered voters.
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. The town is bounded on the north by Daanbantayan; on the south by San Remigio and Bogo; on the east by the Camotes Sea and on the west by the Tañon Strait.
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.
Medellin comprises 19 barangays:
|072231016||Don Virgilio Gonzales||2.7%||1,473||1,287||2.60%|
|Population census of Medellin|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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