Sanchez-Mira

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Sanchez-Mira
Municipality of Sanchez Mira
Official seal of Sanchez-Mira
Seal
Motto(s): 
Dur-As Sanchez Mira!
Map of Cagayan with Sanchez-Mira highlighted
Map of Cagayan with Sanchez-Mira highlighted
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
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
District2nd District
Founded1927
Barangays18 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorAsela B. Sacramed
 • Electorate14,533 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total198.80 km2 (76.76 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total24,541
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3518
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)78
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)93,727,511.13 (2016)
Native languagesIbanag
Ilocano
Tagalog
Websitewww.sanchezmira-cagayan.gov.ph

Sanchez-Mira, officially the Municipality of Sanchez Mira, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 24,541 people.[3]

It is approximately 157 kilometres (98 mi) from Tuguegarao, the capital city of Cagayan and the Regional Capital of the Cagayan Valley Region (Region 02). 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.

  • 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
YearPop.±% 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.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Sanchez-Mira, Cagayan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25
(77)
26
(79)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
28
(82)
27
(81)
25
(77)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
21
(70)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 120
(4.7)
77
(3.0)
62
(2.4)
40
(1.6)
118
(4.6)
138
(5.4)
162
(6.4)
173
(6.8)
143
(5.6)
198
(7.8)
185
(7.3)
248
(9.8)
1,664
(65.4)
Average rainy days 16.9 12.2 11.5 10.6 18.7 20.1 21.2 23.3 20.8 16.9 16.5 20.0 208.7
Source: Meteoblue [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Cagayan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  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. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Cagayan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Sanchez-Mira: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 27 December 2018.

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