Sanchez-Mira

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Sanchez-Mira
Municipality
Official seal of Sanchez-Mira
Seal
Motto: Dur-As Sanchez Mira!
Map of Cagayan showing the location of Sanchez-Mira
Map of Cagayan showing the location of Sanchez-Mira
Sanchez-Mira is located in Philippines
Sanchez-Mira
Sanchez-Mira
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°34′N 121°14′E / 18.57°N 121.23°E / 18.57; 121.23Coordinates: 18°34′N 121°14′E / 18.57°N 121.23°E / 18.57; 121.23
Country Philippines
Region Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Province Cagayan
District 2nd District
Founded 1927
Barangays 18
Government[1]
 • Mayor Asela B. Sacramed
Area[2]
 • Total 198.80 km2 (76.76 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 24,541
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3518
IDD:area code +63 (0)78
Income class 3rd class
Website www.sanchezmira-cagayan.gov.ph

Sanchez-Mira is a third class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines, approximately 157 kilometres (98 mi) from Tuguegarao, the capital city of Cagayan and the Regional Capital of the Cagayan Valley Region (Region 02). According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 24,541 people.[3]

Lying on a latitude of 18 degrees, 34 minutes north and a longitude of 121 degrees, 14 minutes east, the municipality is bounded on the north by the Babuyan Channel; on the south by the municipality of Luna, Apayao; on the east by the municipality of Pamplona, Cagayan; and on the west by the municipality of Claveria, Cagayan.

Formerly called Malolokit (a barrio in ancient Pamplona meaning "Nagsisiraan"), the name "Sanchez Mira" was given in honor of Manuel Sanchez Mira, a Spanish Brigadier General assigned in the Cagayan Valley.

Barangays[edit]

Sanchez-Mira is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.[2]

  • Bangan
  • Callungan
  • Centro I
  • Centro II
  • Dacal
  • Dagueray
  • Dammang
  • Kittag
  • Langagan
  • Magacan
  • Marzan
  • Masisit
  • Nagrangtayan
  • Namuac
  • San Andres
  • Santiago
  • Santor
  • Tokitok

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Sanchez-Mira
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 4,329 —    
1918 6,221 +2.45%
1939 9,066 +1.81%
1948 10,611 +1.76%
1960 12,315 +1.25%
1970 16,182 +2.77%
1975 17,696 +1.81%
1980 18,185 +0.55%
1990 17,873 −0.17%
1995 18,904 +1.06%
2000 21,475 +2.77%
2007 23,044 +0.98%
2010 23,257 +0.34%
2015 24,541 +1.03%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Sanchez-Mira was 24,541 people,[3] with a density of 120 inhabitants per square kilometre or 310 inhabitants per square mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: CAGAYAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Cagayan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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