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|
|Population (2015 census)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)68|
|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. 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|
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- Census of Population (2015). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- "Province of Tawi‑tawi". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
- 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|