Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte

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Siocon
Municipality
Nickname(s): Kalaw (hornbill) capital of Zanorte
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Siocon highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Norte with Siocon highlighted
Siocon is located in Philippines
Siocon
Siocon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°42′N 122°08′E / 7.700°N 122.133°E / 7.700; 122.133Coordinates: 07°42′N 122°08′E / 7.700°N 122.133°E / 7.700; 122.133
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Norte
District 3rd district of Zamboanga del Norte
Founded December 23, 1936
Barangays 26
Government[1]
 • Mayor Julius Lobrigas
 • Vice-Mayor Nathaniel Usin
Area[2]
 • Total 503.20 km2 (194.29 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 41,637
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7120
Dialing code 65
Income class 1st class

Siocon (Subanen: G'benwa S'hiyukkun) is a first class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 41,637 people.[3]

Visitors describe Siocon as a "hidden paradise".

Local industry includes the Canatuan mine.

Barangays[edit]

Siocon is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.[2]

  • Andres Micubo Jr. (Balili)
  • Balagunan
  • Bucana
  • Bulacan
  • Candiz
  • Datu Sailela
  • Dionisio Riconalla
  • Jose P. Brillantes, Sr. (Old Lituban)
  • Latabon
  • Makiang
  • Malambuhangin
  • Malipot
  • Manaol
  • Mateo Francisco
  • Matiag
  • New Lituban
  • Pangian
  • Pisawak
  • Poblacion
  • S. Cabral
  • Santa Maria
  • Siay
  • Suhaile Arabi
  • Tabayo
  • Tagaytay
  • Tibangao

History[edit]

In 1955, the following barrios were created:[4]

  • Lituban - from the sitios of Lituban, Pangian, Quibanbanan and Tabayo;
  • Tibangao - from the sitios of Tibangao, Daanlawas, Mangcabing, Cuab and Matiag;
  • Baliguian - from the sitios of Baligian, Mamad and Balagunan Grande; and
  • Malipot - from the sitios of Malipot, Siay, Kanibungan, Baligngan and Pisawac.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Siocon
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1970 18,842 —    
1975 26,723 +7.26%
1980 29,519 +2.01%
1990 26,544 −1.06%
1995 28,196 +1.14%
2000 32,699 +3.23%
2007 41,221 +3.25%
2010 41,637 +0.37%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "An Act Converting into Barrios Certain Sitios in the Province of Zamboanga Del Norte". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 

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