Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay
|Municipality of Tungawan|
Map of Zamboanga Sibugay with Tungawan highlighted
|Region||Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)|
|Founded||May 24, 1960|
|Barangays||25 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Carlnan C. Climaco|
|• Electorate||22,981 voters (2016)|
|• Total||473.28 km2 (182.73 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||89/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)62|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||2nd municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||6,030,000.00 (2016)|
Tungawan, officially the Municipality of Tungawan, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 42,030 people.
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. 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.
Tungawan is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.
- Datu Tumanggong
- Libertad (Pob.)
- Little Margos
- Lower Tungawan
- San Isidro
- San Pedro
- San Vicente
- Santo Niño
- Upper Tungawan
|Population census of Tungawan|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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