Medellin, Cebu

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Medellin
Municipality
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; 123.97
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 4th district of Cebu
Founded 9 September 1881
Barangay
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Benjun Mondigo (LP)
 • Vice mayor Lee Villapez
 • Town Council
 • Representative Benhur Salimbangon
Area[2]
 • Total 73.19 km2 (28.26 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 55,332
 • Density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 32,756
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6012
IDD:area code +63 (0)32
Income class 2nd class
PSGC 072231000
Website www.medellin.gov.ph

Medellin is a 2nd municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines.[2] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 55,332.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 32,756 registered voters.[4]

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.

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:[2]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
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
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 34,184 —    
1995 41,796 +3.84%
2000 43,133 +0.68%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 44,860 +0.54%
2010 50,047 +4.06%
2015 55,332 +1.93%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][5][6]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 32,756 registered voters, meaning that 59% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Municipal: Medellin, Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 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 c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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