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Official seal of Sanchez-Mira
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
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°34′N 121°14′E / 18.567°N 121.233°E / 18.567; 121.233Coordinates: 18°34′N 121°14′E / 18.567°N 121.233°E / 18.567; 121.233
Country Philippines
Region Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Province Cagayan
District 2nd District
Founded 1927
Barangays 18
 • Mayor Asela B. Sacramed
 • Total 198.80 km2 (76.76 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 23,257
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3518
Dialing code 78
Income class 3rd class

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 2010 census, it has a population of 23,257 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.


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


Population census of Sanchez-Mira
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 17,873 —    
1995 18,904 +1.06%
2000 21,475 +2.77%
2007 23,044 +0.98%
2010 23,257 +0.34%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


  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 "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 

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