Siruma, Camarines Sur

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Siruma
Municipality of Siruma
Map of Camarines Sur with Siruma highlighted
Map of Camarines Sur with Siruma highlighted
Siruma is located in Philippines
Siruma
Siruma
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°00′N 123°15′E / 14°N 123.25°E / 14; 123.25Coordinates: 14°00′N 123°15′E / 14°N 123.25°E / 14; 123.25
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Sur
District3rd district
Barangays22 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorSandy Ondis
 • Vice MayorNito Vier
 • Electorate10,898 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total141.27 km2 (54.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total17,764
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4427
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)54
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)65.6 million  (2016)
Poverty incidence58.06 (2012)[4]
Native languagesCentral Bikol
Tagalog
Websitecrohan.wix.com/sirlgu

Siruma, officially the Municipality of Siruma, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,764 people.[3]

History[edit]

Siruma belonged to several towns before it became an independent town of its own. Years back, the municipality of Siruma was under the jurisdiction of Quipayo, considered to be one of the oldest parishes in the Archdiocese of Nueva Caceres. Now, Quipayo is a barangay of Calabanga town.

On October 19, 1846, a decree was implemented by Governor General Narciso Claveria which restructured the territorial domain of the province. It was during this time that Siruma was ceded to Camarines Norte.

It was said that the town's name was derived from the name of an island called "Matandang Siruma". The word "siruma" comes from the local vernacular sirum which is a "small, red ant". A myth was told that a certain capitan encountered a swarm of small red ants during his overnight stay in one of the places in Siruma, thus, calling the place as "masirum".


Barangays[edit]

Siruma is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.

  • Bagong Sirang
  • Bahao
  • Boboan
  • Butawanan
  • Cabugao
  • Fundado
  • Homestead
  • La Purisima
  • Mabuhay
  • Malaconini
  • Matandang Siruma
  • Nalayahan
  • Pinitan
  • Poblacion
  • Pamintan-Bantilan
  • Salvacion
  • San Andres
  • San Ramon (Daldagon)
  • Sulpa
  • Tandoc
  • Tongo-Bantigue
  • Vito

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Siruma
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 1,321—    
1918 1,194−0.67%
1939 5,851+7.86%
1948 5,245−1.21%
1960 9,307+4.89%
1970 9,373+0.07%
1975 10,435+2.18%
1980 11,613+2.16%
1990 13,103+1.21%
1995 13,870+1.07%
2000 16,339+3.57%
2007 17,035+0.58%
2010 17,050+0.03%
2015 17,764+0.78%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Siruma, Camarines Sur, was 17,764 people,[3] with a density of 130 inhabitants per square kilometre or 340 inhabitants per square mile.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Siruma, Camarines Sur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
30
(86)
33
(91)
35
(95)
36
(97)
36
(97)
35
(95)
34
(93)
35
(95)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
33
(92)
Average low °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 62.63
(2.47)
114.71
(4.52)
41.44
(1.63)
56.32
(2.22)
105.22
(4.14)
175.86
(6.92)
192.89
(7.59)
110.61
(4.35)
130.78
(5.15)
546.13
(21.50)
232.9
(9.17)
462
(18.2)
2,231.49
(87.86)
Average rainy days 21 25 14 17 23 29 31 23 27 29 29 31 299
Source: World Weather Online[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Camarines Sur". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Siruma, Camarines Sur: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 29 October 2017.

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