Omar, Sulu

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Omar
Municipality of Omar
Map of Sulu with Omar highlighted
Map of Sulu with Omar highlighted
Omar is located in Philippines
Omar
Omar
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 5°59′00″N 121°24′00″E / 5.9833333°N 121.4°E / 5.9833333; 121.4Coordinates: 5°59′00″N 121°24′00″E / 5.9833333°N 121.4°E / 5.9833333; 121.4
Country Philippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
ProvinceSulu
District2nd District
FoundedDecember 20, 2005
Barangays8 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorFerhana Mohammad
 • Electorate12,141 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total180.98 km2 (69.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total25,116
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7404
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)68
Climate typeTropical climate
Income classno value
Revenue (₱)58.1 million  (2016)
Native languagesTausug
Tagalog

Omar, officially the Municipality of Omar, is a — municipality in the province of Sulu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 25,116 people.[3]

It was created out of the 8 barangays of Luuk, by virtue of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 194,[4] which was subsequently ratified in a plebiscite held on July 18, 2007.[5]

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
YearPop.±% p.a.
2007 25,102—    
2010 18,098−11.22%
2015 25,116+6.44%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Omar, Sulu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(81)
28
(82)
Average low °C (°F) 26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 152
(6.0)
120
(4.7)
125
(4.9)
132
(5.2)
239
(9.4)
301
(11.9)
281
(11.1)
268
(10.6)
190
(7.5)
263
(10.4)
234
(9.2)
179
(7.0)
2,484
(97.9)
Average rainy days 17.4 14.9 15.8 15.4 22.7 24.4 25.0 23.5 20.5 22.7 21.2 18.7 242.2
Source: Meteoblue [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Sulu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ MMA Act No. 194 : An Act Creating the Municipality of Omar in the Province of Sulu
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Sulu". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Omar, Sulu : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 31 January 2019.

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