Location in Tawi-Tawi province
|Region||Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)|
|District||Lone district of Tawi-Tawi|
|Founded||October 21, 2006|
|• Mayor||Kuyoh Pajiji|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Sibutu is a sixth class municipality and island in the province of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 28,532 people. It lies about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) east of the coast of Sabah, Malaysia. The municipality covers the main island of Sibutu as well as four small uninhabited islands 3.5 to 6 kilometres (2.2 to 3.7 mi) south of the main island, which are, from north to south: Sicolan Calch Island, Sicolan Island, Sicolan Islet, and Saluag Island, the latter being the southernmost island of the Philippines.
Due to an administrative error in the Treaty of Paris, Sibutu was the last Spanish possession (alongside Cagayán de Sulu) in the Philippine islands.
- Ambutong Sapal
- Datu Amilhamja Jaafar
- Hadji Imam Bidin
- Hadji Mohtar Sulayman
- Hadji Taha
- Imam Hadji Mohammad
- Sheik Makdum
- Sibutu (Poblacion)
- Tandu Banak
- Tandu Owak
|Population census of
|Source: National Statistics Office|
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
- Danielsen, Finn & Treadaway, Colin G., 2004: Priority conservation areas for butterflies (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) in the Philippine Islands. Animal Conservation, 7, 79-92.
- "Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 197; An Act Creating the Municipality of Sibutu in the Province of Tawi-Tawi, and for Other Purposes" (PDF). Regional Legislative Assembly, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
- MMA Act No. 197 : An Act Creating the Municipality of Sibutu in the Province of Tawi-Tawi
- Landsat images
- NSCB: newly created provinces, municipalities, barangays, converted city Accessed on March 9, 2006.
||Sulu Sea||Sibutu Passage / Bongao|
|Sitangkai / Tumindao Channel||Sibutu Passage / Simunul|