|Municipality of Sibutu|
Map of Tawi-Tawi with Sibutu highlighted
|Region||Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)|
|Founded||October 21, 2006|
|Barangays||16 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Kuyoh Pajiji|
|• Electorate||15,399 voters (2016)|
|• Total||285.32 km2 (110.16 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)68|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
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, while the remainder of the Philippines was ceded to the United States, Sibutu and Cagayán de Sulu were retained under Spanish Soveriegnty until they were formally ceded to the United States upon the ratification of the Treaty of Washington on March 23, 1901.
Sibutu is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.
- 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 Sibutu|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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