Omar, Sulu

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Omar
Municipality
Location in Sulu
Location in Sulu
Omar is located in Philippines
Omar
Omar
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 05°59′N 121°24′E / 5.983°N 121.400°E / 5.983; 121.400Coordinates: 05°59′N 121°24′E / 5.983°N 121.400°E / 5.983; 121.400
Country Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Sulu
District 2nd district of Sulu
Established December 20, 2005
Barangays 8
Government[1]
 • Mayor Ferhana Mohammad
Population (2015 census)[2]
 • Total 25,116
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7404
IDD:area code +63 (0)68
PSGC 156619000
Electorate 12,141 voters as of 2016

Omar is a sixth class municipality in the province of Sulu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 25,116 people.[2]

It was created out of the 8 barangays of Luuk, by virtue of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 194,[3] which was subsequently ratified in a plebiscite held on July 18, 2007.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Omar is politically subdivided into 8 barangays.

  • Andalan
  • Angilan
  • Capual Island
  • Huwit-huwit
  • Lahing-Lahing
  • Niangkaan
  • Sucuban
  • Tangkuan

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Omar
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 25,102 —    
2010 18,098 −11.22%
2015 25,116 +6.44%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[2][5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 194; An Act Creating the Municipality of Omar in the Province of Sulu, Providing Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes" (PDF). Regional Legislative Assembly, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  4. ^ MMA Act No. 194 : An Act Creating the Municipality of Omar in the Province of Sulu
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Province of Sulu". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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