Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay

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Tungawan
Municipality
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Tungawan highlighted
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Tungawan highlighted
Tungawan is located in Philippines
Tungawan
Tungawan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°30′N 122°22′E / 7.500°N 122.367°E / 7.500; 122.367Coordinates: 07°30′N 122°22′E / 7.500°N 122.367°E / 7.500; 122.367
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga Sibugay
District 2nd District of Zamboanga Sibugay
Founded May 24, 1960
Barangays 25
Government[1]
 • Mayor Randy A. Climaco
Area[2]
 • Total 473.28 km2 (182.73 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 42,030
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7018
IDD:area code +63 (0)62
Income class 2nd municipal income class
PSGC 098316000
Electorate 22,981 voters as of 2016
Website www.tungawansibugay.gov.ph

Tungawan is a second class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines, about 119 kilometres (74 mi) from Zamboanga City. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 42,030 people.[3] It has an area of 47,328 hectares (116,950 acres) of land, the largest in the province, as well as 15,236 hectares (37,650 acres) of coastal waters.

It was declared as a Municipality on May 24, 1959, and started functioning as an LGU on January 29, 1961, by virtue of Executive Order No. 395.[4] Its name was coined from the minute leech generally known as “tungaw” of the Hirudo family.

Tungawan's economy is primarily based on agriculture, producing rubber, coconut, corn, rice, and seaweeds. It is home to the 880 hectares Bangaan Marine Sanctuary at Barangays Linguisan and Tigbucay.

Barangays[edit]

Tungawan is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.[2]

  • Baluran
  • Batungan
  • Cayamcam
  • Datu Tumanggong
  • Gaycon
  • Langon
  • Libertad (Pob.)
  • Linguisan
  • Little Margos
  • Loboc
  • Looc-labuan
  • Lower Tungawan
  • Malungon
  • Masao
  • San Isidro
  • San Pedro
  • San Vicente
  • Santo Niño
  • Sisay
  • Taglibas
  • Tigbanuang
  • Tigbucay
  • Tigpalay
  • Timbabauan
  • Upper Tungawan

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Tungawan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,005 —    
1995 28,552 +1.77%
2000 33,194 +3.28%
2007 37,588 +1.73%
2010 40,552 +2.80%
2015 42,030 +0.68%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Executive Order No. 395: Creating the Municipalities of Tungawan and Titay in the Province of Zamboanga Del Sur". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. May 24, 1959. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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