Taraka, Lanao del Sur

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Taraka
Municipality
Municipality of Taraka
Map of Lanao del Sur with Taraka highlighted
Map of Lanao del Sur with Taraka highlighted
Taraka is located in Philippines
Taraka
Taraka
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°53′58″N 124°20′53″E / 7.8994°N 124.3481°E / 7.8994; 124.3481Coordinates: 7°53′58″N 124°20′53″E / 7.8994°N 124.3481°E / 7.8994; 124.3481
Country Philippines
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceLanao del Sur
District1st District
Barangays43 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorNashiba G. Sumagayan
 • Electorate10,102 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total435.40 km2 (168.11 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total23,644
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code9712
PSGC153627000
IDD:area code+63 (0)63
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)88,193,907.33 (2016)
Native languagesMaranao
Tagalog
Websitewww.taraka-lds.gov.ph

Taraka, officially the Municipality of Taraka, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,644 people.[3]

The oldest mosque and the second oldest mosque in the Philippines called Baab-Ur Rahman Masjid built in Lanao del Sur was located in the town.

Old Maranaw style mosque in Taraka, Lanao Del Sur. With it's Pagoda-style and carvings of the mythical Buraq and other Okir details.

Barangays[edit]

Taraka is politically subdivided into 43 barangays.

  • Bandera Buisan
  • Boriongan
  • Borowa
  • Buadi Dingun
  • Buadi Amao
  • Buadi Amunta
  • Buadi Arorao
  • Buadi Atopa
  • Buadi Dayomangga
  • Buadi Ongcalo
  • Bucalan
  • Cadayonan Bagumbayan
  • Caramat
  • Carandangan Calopaan
  • Datu Ma-as
  • Dilabayan
  • Dimayon
  • Gapao Balindong
  • Ilian
  • Lumasa
  • Lumbac Bagoaingud
  • Lumbac Bubong Maindang
  • Lumbac Pitakus
  • Malungun
  • Maruhom
  • Masolun
  • Moriatao Loksa Datu
  • Pagalamatan
  • Pindolonan
  • Pitakus
  • Ririk
  • Salipongan
  • Lumasa Proper (Salvador Conch
  • Sambolawan
  • Samporna Salamatollah
  • Somiorang Bandingun
  • Sigayan Proper
  • Sunggod
  • Sundig
  • Supangan
  • Tupa-an Buadiatupa
  • Buadi Amunud
  • Mangayao

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Taraka
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 3,471—    
1939 4,996+1.75%
1948 9,124+6.92%
1960 15,381+4.45%
1970 10,644−3.61%
1975 13,788+5.33%
1980 13,567−0.32%
1990 14,765+0.85%
1995 16,505+2.11%
2000 18,832+2.87%
2007 28,196+5.72%
2010 20,881−10.35%
2015 23,644+2.39%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Lanao del Sur". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Lanao del Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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