Naawan, Misamis Oriental

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Map of Misamis Oriental with Naawan highlighted
Map of Misamis Oriental with Naawan highlighted
Naawan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°26′N 124°18′E / 8.433°N 124.300°E / 8.433; 124.300Coordinates: 08°26′N 124°18′E / 8.433°N 124.300°E / 8.433; 124.300
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Misamis Oriental
District 2nd district of Misamis Oriental
Founded June 14, 1957
Barangays 10
 • Mayor Jaime C. Roa
 • Total 88.50 km2 (34.17 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 18,895
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9023
Dialing code 88
Income class 4th

Naawan is a fourth class municipality in the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 18,895 people.[3] Naawan is recognized nationally as one of the most beautiful towns in the country; and was once declared the cleanest town of the Philippines in 2008.[4]

In 1957, the barrio of Naawan, then part of Initao, was constituted into the town of Naawan.[5]


Naawan is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.[2]

  • Don Pedro
  • Linangkayan
  • Lubilan
  • Mapulog
  • Maputi
  • Mat-i
  • Patag
  • Poblacion
  • Tagbalogo
  • Tuboran


Population census of Naawan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 13,345 —    
1995 14,578 +1.67%
2000 16,173 +2.25%
2007 17,988 +1.48%
2010 18,895 +1.81%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Naawan is home to the Mindanao State University at Naawan campus, a unit of the Mindanao State University System. MSU-Naawan started out as a science field laboratory of the university's Main Campus in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur in the 1960s and 70s. It was later upgraded as a research arm and with the collaboration of the Mindanao State University College of Fisheries, officially opened the School of Marine Fisheries Technology in 1981, graduating its first batch of university graduates in 1985. As an autonomous external campus and distinct unit of the University System, it took the name MSU-Institute of Fisheries Research & Development and directly supervised the 'original' Naawan High School (later called MSU-Naawan Fisheries High School) and presently known as MSU-N Integrated Developmental School (MSU-N-IDS).

The Naawan Central School etched a mark in the national scene when its children's choir won the top prize in NAMCYA Children's Choir Finals at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1987 [6]


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: MISAMIS ORIENTAL". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Department of Interior & Local Government Region 10-Northern Mindanao". Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  5. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Naawan, Province of Misamis Oriental". Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  6. ^ "1987 NAMCYA Winners". National Music Competitions for Young Artists Foundation, Inc. (NAMCYA). 

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