Oton, Iloilo

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Oton
Municipality
Official seal of Oton
Seal
Nickname(s): "Banwang Panganay" of Western Visayas
Map of Iloilo with Oton highlighted
Map of Iloilo with Oton highlighted
Oton is located in Philippines
Oton
Oton
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°42′N 122°28′E / 10.7°N 122.47°E / 10.7; 122.47Coordinates: 10°42′N 122°28′E / 10.7°N 122.47°E / 10.7; 122.47
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Iloilo
Legislative district 1st district of Iloilo
Founded May 3, 1572
Barangays 37
Government[1]
 • Mayor Carina V. Flores
Area[2]
 • Total 86.44 km2 (33.37 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 89,115
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5020
IDD:area code +63 (0)33
Website www.oton.gov.ph

Oton is a first class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 89,115 people,[3] making it the most populated municipality in the province and the whole Panay Island.

Oton is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west from Iloilo City.

Barangays[edit]

Oton is politically subdivided into 37 barangays.[2]

  • Abilay Norte
  • Abilay Sur
  • Alegre
  • Batuan Ilaud
  • Batuan Ilaya
  • Bita Norte
  • Bita Sur
  • Botong
  • Buray
  • Cabanbanan
  • Cabolo-an Norte
  • Cabolo-an Sur
  • Cadinglian
  • Cagbang
  • Calam-isan
  • Galang
  • Lambuyao
  • Mambog
  • Pakiad
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion North
  • Poblacion South
  • Poblacion West
  • Pulo Maestra Vita
  • Rizal
  • Salngan
  • Sambaludan
  • San Antonio
  • San Nicolas
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Rita
  • Tagbac Norte
  • Tagbac Sur
  • Trapiche
  • Tuburan
  • Turog-Turog

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Oton
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 14,464 —    
1918 15,396 +0.42%
1939 20,577 +1.39%
1948 21,306 +0.39%
1960 27,246 +2.07%
1970 32,862 +1.89%
1975 36,566 +2.17%
1980 41,044 +2.34%
1990 52,125 +2.42%
1995 56,821 +1.63%
2000 65,374 +3.05%
2007 77,621 +2.40%
2010 82,572 +2.28%
2015 89,115 +1.46%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]


Old Oton cathedral, destroyed in the 1948 earthquake (1901).

In the 2015 census, the population of Oton, Iloilo, was 89,115 people,[3] with a density of 1,000 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,600 inhabitants per square mile.

Hiligaynon is the main language of Oton. Kinaray-a is also spoken and understood by the residents.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Iloilo". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Iloilo". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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