Uson, Masbate

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Uson
Municipality
Beach and Mangroves
Beach and Mangroves
Map of Masbate with Uson highlighted
Map of Masbate with Uson highlighted
Uson is located in Philippines
Uson
Uson
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°13′N 123°47′E / 12.217°N 123.783°E / 12.217; 123.783Coordinates: 12°13′N 123°47′E / 12.217°N 123.783°E / 12.217; 123.783
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Masbate
District 3rd district
Barangays 35
Government[1]
 • Mayor Salvadora O. Sanchez
Area[2]
 • Total 163.20 km2 (63.01 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 53,602
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5402
IDD:area code 56

Uson is a third class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. It is about 42 kilometres (26 mi) southeast of Masbate City, connected by a paved coastal road, and located on Uson Bay which has an approximate area of 15 square kilometres (5.8 sq mi). According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 53,602 people.[3]

Geography[edit]

The municipality is bounded by the municipality of Mobo on the north with the Balatucan river; on the east Uson is bounded by the Barangay Balocawe of the municipality of Dimasalang; on the south it is bounded by the Baldosa river and Palo Bandera of Cawayan; on the west the municipality is bounded by Milagros.

With and elevation of 604 metres (1,982 ft) above sea level, Mount Uac is the highest point of the municipality. The mountain borders the three municipalities of Uson, Mobo and Milagros.

Uson has several rivers, including Balucaw River, Buenavista River, Buracan River, Calpi River, Dap-dap River, Mongahay River, Pinangapugan (Quezon) River, and the Sawang River which all flow into Uson Bay. East of the poblacion a lake can be found, Lake Calero.

Seismic activity[edit]

The Philippine Fault System from which almost all of the recorded strong earthquakes in the Philippines emanated, traverses eastern Uson. As a result, strong seismic activity in the form of frequent earthquakes can be experienced. Link to PHIVOLCS website

Barangays[edit]

Uson is politically subdivided into 35 barangays.[2]

  • Arado
  • Armenia
  • Aurora
  • Badling
  • Bonifacio
  • Buenasuerte
  • Buenavista
  • Campana
  • Candelaria
  • Centro
  • Crossing
  • Dapdap
  • Del Carmen
  • Del Rosario
  • Libertad
  • Madao
  • Mabini
  • Magsaysay
  • Marcella
  • Miaga
  • Mongahay
  • Morocborocan
  • Mabuhay
  • Paguihaman
  • Panicijan
  • Poblacion
  • Quezon
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Mateo
  • San Ramon
  • San Vicente
  • Santo Cristo
  • Sawang
  • Simawa

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Uson
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 2,509 —    
1960 22,591 +3.93%
1970 32,040 +3.55%
1975 34,256 +1.35%
1980 36,804 +1.44%
1990 37,265 +0.12%
1995 39,251 +0.98%
2000 43,825 +2.39%
2007 50,404 +1.95%
2010 53,602 +2.26%
2015 56,168 +0.89%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][5][6][7]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  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. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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