Sarangani, Davao Occidental

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Sarangani
Municipality
Municipality of Sarangani
Nickname(s):
  • Gateway to Southern Philippines
  • Hot Springs Capital of Davao Occidental
  • Philippine Backdoor to Indonesia
Motto(s): Sarangani Bayan Natin, Sarangani Paraiso Natin!
Map of Davao Occidental with Sarangani highlighted
Map of Davao Occidental with Sarangani highlighted
Sarangani is located in Philippines
Sarangani
Sarangani
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 5°24′N 125°28′E / 5.4°N 125.47°E / 5.4; 125.47Coordinates: 5°24′N 125°28′E / 5.4°N 125.47°E / 5.4; 125.47
Country  Philippines
Region Davao Region (Region XI)
Province Davao Occidental
District Lone District
Founded 1980
Barangays 12 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Jerry T. Cawa
 • Electorate 13,318 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 97.72 km2 (37.73 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 24,039
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8015
PSGC 118605000
IDD:area code +63 (0)82
Climate type Tropical rainforest climate
Income class 4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 70,082,321.62 (2016)
Website www.saranganidavsur.gov.ph

Sarangani, officially the Municipality of Sarangani, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Davao Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 24,039 people.[3]

The municipality consists of 2 major islands (the eponymous Sarangani Island and Balut Island) and 1 minor islet (Olanivan Island), collectively called as the Sarangani Islands, located just south of Mindanao island in the Celebes Sea. It is the municipality of the Philippines bordering Indonesia.

Barangays[edit]

Sarangani is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.

Balut Island

  • Batuganding
  • Konel
  • Lipol
  • Mabila (Poblacion)
  • Tinina
  • Gomtago
  • Tagen
  • Tucal

Sarangani Island

  • Patuco (Sarangani Norte) (includes Olanivan islet)
  • Laker (Sarangani Sur)
  • Camahual
  • Camalig

Demographics[edit]

Map of the Sarangani islands
Population census of Sarangani
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 11,960—    
1990 15,003+2.29%
1995 16,648+1.97%
2000 18,391+2.16%
2007 20,394+1.44%
2010 23,290+4.95%
2015 24,039+0.60%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

Local government[edit]

Municipal officials 2013-2016:

  • Mayor: Virginia Cawa
  • Vice Mayor: Jerry Cawa
  • Councilors:
    • Alfredo Lora
    • Sergio Tablingon
    • Adelan de Arce
    • Jamere Ismael
    • Lorencio Angin
    • Windy Grace Gomez
    • Jovanie Amierol
    • Arturo Olarte, Jr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Davao Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  6. ^ "Province of Davao del Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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