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|Municipality of Medellin|
Map of Cebu with Medellin highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||4th district of Cebu|
|Founded||9 September 1881|
|Barangays||19 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Benjun Mondigo|
|• Vice Mayor||Lee Villapez|
|• Congressman||Benhur Salimbangon|
|• Electorate||32,756 voters (2016)|
|• Total||73.19 km2 (28.26 sq mi)|
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Climate type||Tropical climate|
|Income class||2nd municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||122.8 million (2016)|
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.
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.
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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