Map of Tawi-Tawi with Simunur highlighted
|Region||Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)|
|District||Lone district of Tawi-Tawi|
|• Mayor||Nazif Ahmad Bayo Abduraman|
|• Total||167.25 km2 (64.58 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||190/km2 (480/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Dialing code||+63 (0)68|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Electorate||12,332 voters as of 2016|
Simunul is a fourth class municipality in the province of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 31,223 people. The municipality consists of 2 islands: the larger eponymous Simunul Island and Manuk Mangkaw (Manuk Manka) Island, 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) to the south.
The language spoken is Sama, also known as Sinama. The first Muslims in the Philippines are said to have arrived at Simunur. The first mosque in the Philippines was built here by Sheik Karimul Makhdum. This mosque is called the Sheik Karimal Makdum Mosque. Inside this mosque stands 4 hags where it is repainted every year.
There are six beaches in Simunur. The majority of the people are Muslims.
Simunur is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.
- Luuk Datan
- Manuk Mangkaw
- Panglima Mastul
- Tampakan (Pob.)
- Tubig Indangan
The barangays of Timundon, Manuk Mangkaw, and Luuk Datan are located on Manuk Mangkaw Island; the remaining 12 barangays are located on Simunul Island.
|Population census of Simunul|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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|Sibutu / Sibutu Passage||Celebes Sea|