Sapa-Sapa, Tawi-Tawi

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Sapa-Sapa
Municipality of Sapa-Sapa
Map of Tawi-Tawi with Sapa-Sapa highlighted
Map of Tawi-Tawi with Sapa-Sapa highlighted
Sapa-Sapa is located in Philippines
Sapa-Sapa
Sapa-Sapa
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 5°05′24″N 120°16′22″E / 5.089897°N 120.272875°E / 5.089897; 120.272875Coordinates: 5°05′24″N 120°16′22″E / 5.089897°N 120.272875°E / 5.089897; 120.272875
Country Philippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
ProvinceTawi-Tawi
DistrictLone District
Barangays23 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRhodesia M. Sali
 • Vice MayorKarim Darwis J. Masdal
 • CongressmanRashidin H. Matba
 • Electorate14,706 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total235.61 km2 (90.97 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total30,917
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence28.65% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue (₱)90,914,662.86 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7503
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)68
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesSama language
Tagalog
Websitewww.sapasapa.gov.ph

Sapa-Sapa, officially the Municipality of Sapa-Sapa, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 30,917.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Sapa-sapa is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.

  • Baldatal
  • Butun
  • Dalo-Dalo
  • Kohek
  • Lakit-Lakit
  • Latuan (Sunsang)
  • Banaran Lookan
  • Look Natoh
  • Lookan Latuan
  • Malanta
  • Tambunan
  • Sikubong
  • Palatih Gadjaminah
  • Pamasan
  • Sapaat
  • Sapa-Sapa (Poblacion)
  • Sokah-sokah
  • Bukut Sikubong
  • Tangngah Deom Sikubong
  • Tapian Bohe North
  • Tapian Bohe South
  • Banaran Tunggusong
  • Mantabuan Sannang Hati
  • Lookan Tup-Tup

Panampangan Island[edit]

Panampangan Island is located in the municipality of Sapa-sapa. The island itself is famous for its sandbar which is considered[by whom?] the longest in the Philippines.[citation needed]

At low tide, the sandbar connects to the nearby islet of Panampangan island.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Sapa-Sapa
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 14,946—    
1990 16,173+0.79%
1995 17,728+1.73%
2000 26,242+8.77%
2007 37,135+4.91%
2010 28,781−8.86%
2015 30,917+1.37%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Sapa-Sapa, Tawi-Tawi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 157
(6.2)
115
(4.5)
123
(4.8)
96
(3.8)
136
(5.4)
120
(4.7)
104
(4.1)
89
(3.5)
86
(3.4)
131
(5.2)
151
(5.9)
159
(6.3)
1,467
(57.8)
Average rainy days 20.4 17.5 20.4 21.1 26.7 25.7 26.0 24.5 24.0 27.7 26.3 24.7 285
Source: Meteoblue [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Tawi-tawi". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Tawi‑tawi". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Sapa-Sapa, Tawi-Tawi : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 30 January 2019.

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