Palanas, Masbate

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Palanas
Municipality
Municipality of Palanas
Official seal of Palanas
Seal
Map of Masbate with Palanas highlighted
Map of Masbate with Palanas highlighted
Palanas is located in Philippines
Palanas
Palanas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°09′N 123°55′E / 12.15°N 123.92°E / 12.15; 123.92Coordinates: 12°09′N 123°55′E / 12.15°N 123.92°E / 12.15; 123.92
Country  Philippines
Region Bicol Region (Region V)
Province Masbate
District 3rd district
Founded 1951
Barangays 24 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Rudy Alvarez Sr.
 • Electorate 15,318 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 171.10 km2 (66.06 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 26,222
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5404
PSGC 054115000
IDD:area code +63 (0)56
Climate type tropical rainforest climate
Income class 4th municipal income class

Palanas, officially the Municipality of Palanas, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 26,222 people.[3]

Palanas was created in 1951 from the barrios of Palanas, Nipa, Nabangig, Banco, Pina, Maanahao, Salvacion, Antipolo, Malatawan, Intusan, Miabas, San Antonio, Libtong, Malibas, Sta. Cruz, Bontod and Cabil-isan of Dimasalang.[4] It annually celebrates "Pasayaw sa Leon" Festival (The Lion Dance Festival) every 19 December.

Barangays[edit]

Palanas is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.[2]

  • Antipolo
  • Banco
  • Biga-a
  • Bontod
  • Buenasuerte
  • Intusan
  • Jose A. Abenir Sr. (Libtong)
  • Maanahao
  • Mabini
  • Malibas
  • Maravilla
  • Matugnao
  • Miabas
  • Nabangig
  • Nipa
  • Parina
  • Piña
  • Poblacion
  • Salvacion
  • San Antonio
  • San Carlos
  • San Isidro
  • Santa Cruz
  • Malatawan

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Palanas
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 2,286 —    
1960 21,001 +3.97%
1970 25,848 +2.10%
1975 26,916 +0.82%
1980 25,369 −1.18%
1990 21,763 −1.52%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1995 23,580 +1.51%
2000 24,666 +0.97%
2007 24,830 +0.09%
2010 25,501 +0.98%
2015 26,222 +0.53%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Palanas, Masbate, was 26,222 people,[3] with a density of 150 inhabitants per square kilometre or 390 inhabitants per square mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Palanas in the Province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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