Sibutu

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Sibutu
Municipality
Sibutu Island, Tawitawi.JPG
Location in Tawi-Tawi province
Location in Tawi-Tawi province
Sibutu is located in Philippines
Sibutu
Sibutu
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 04°41′N 119°28′E / 4.683°N 119.467°E / 4.683; 119.467Coordinates: 04°41′N 119°28′E / 4.683°N 119.467°E / 4.683; 119.467
Country Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Tawi-Tawi
District Lone district of Tawi-Tawi
Founded October 21, 2006
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Kuyoh Pajiji
Population (2015 census)[2]
 • Total 30,387
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7510
IDD:area code +63 (0)68
PSGC 157011000
Electorate 15,399 voters as of 2016

Sibutu is a sixth class municipality and island in the province of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 30,387 people.[2] 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.

Sibutu Island has an area is 109 square kilometres (42 sq mi). It is an important site for nature conservation.[3]

History[edit]

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.

The municipality was created out of Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi, by virtue of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 197,[4] which was subsequently ratified in a plebiscite held on October 21, 2006.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Sibutu is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.

  • Ambutong Sapal
  • Datu Amilhamja Jaafar
  • Hadji Imam Bidin
  • Hadji Mohtar Sulayman
  • Hadji Taha
  • Imam Hadji Mohammad
  • Nunukan
  • Sheik Makdum
  • Sibutu (Poblacion)
  • Talisay
  • Tandu Banak
  • Tandu Owak
  • Taungoh
  • Tongehat
  • Tongsibalo
  • Ungus-ungus

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Sibutu
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 35,377 —    
2010 28,532 −7.53%
2015 30,387 +1.21%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[2][6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Danielsen, Finn & Treadaway, Colin G., 2004: Priority conservation areas for butterflies (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) in the Philippine Islands. Animal Conservation, 7, 79-92.
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ MMA Act No. 197 : An Act Creating the Municipality of Sibutu in the Province of Tawi-Tawi
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Province of Tawi‑tawi". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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