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Balamban, officially the Municipality of Balamban, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Balamban; Tagalog: Bayan ng Balamban), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 87,177 people.[3]

Balamban
Municipality of Balamban
Official seal of Balamban
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Ship building capital of Cebu
Map of Cebu with Balamban highlighted
Map of Cebu with Balamban highlighted
Balamban is located in Philippines
Balamban
Balamban
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°28′N 123°47′E / 10.47°N 123.78°E / 10.47; 123.78Coordinates: 10°28′N 123°47′E / 10.47°N 123.78°E / 10.47; 123.78
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
District3rd district of Cebu
Barangays28 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorAlex S. Binghay
 • Vice MayorAlex Francis V. Binghay II
 • CongressmanPablo John F. Garcia
 • Electorate47,548 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total225.76 km2 (87.17 sq mi)
Elevation
405 m (1,329 ft)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total87,177
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6041
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Climate typetropical climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱)309.9 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog

Balamban is bordered to the north by the town of Asturias, to the west is the Tañon Strait, to the east Is Cebu City, and to the south is the City of Toledo.

Mount Manunggal in Barangay Magsaysay (formerly Sunog), is the site of the plane crash on 17 March 1957 in which President Ramon Magsaysay and 17 of his Presidential staff and news correspondents are killed.

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BarangaysEdit

Balamban comprises 28 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[4]
072208001 Abucayan 6.1% 5,315 4,591 2.83%
072208002 Aliwanay 3.8% 3,277 3,186 0.54%
072208003 Arpili 7.2% 6,312 4,877 5.03%
072208027 Baliwagan (Poblacion) 6.3% 5,494 4,734 2.88%
072208004 Bayong 1.0% 861 1,037 −3.48%
072208005 Biasong 3.2% 2,816 2,155 5.23%
072208006 Buanoy 13.8% 12,057 8,368 7.20%
072208007 Cabagdalan 1.0% 842 698 3.64%
072208008 Cabasiangan 1.4% 1,233 1,078 2.59%
072208009 Cambuhawe 3.9% 3,374 2,916 2.82%
072208010 Cansomoroy 2.2% 1,920 1,415 5.98%
072208011 Cantibas 1.5% 1,346 1,084 4.21%
072208012 Cantuod 3.9% 3,426 2,641 5.08%
072208013 Duangan 1.5% 1,334 1,256 1.15%
072208014 Gaas 3.3% 2,908 2,812 0.64%
072208015 Ginatilan 1.8% 1,592 1,485 1.33%
072208016 Hingatmonan 1.4% 1,241 973 4.74%
072208017 Lamesa 2.1% 1,799 1,656 1.59%
072208018 Liki 1.4% 1,243 1,212 0.48%
072208019 Luca 1.6% 1,399 761 12.29%
072208020 Matun‑og 1.1% 1,002 693 7.27%
072208021 Nangka 7.1% 6,151 4,420 6.49%
072208022 Pondol 11.3% 9,872 7,897 4.34%
072208023 Prenza 3.3% 2,863 2,285 4.39%
072208026 Santa Cruz-Santo Niño (Poblacion) 2.1% 1,866 1,698 1.81%
072208024 Singsing 2.1% 1,870 1,462 4.80%
072208025 Sunog (Magsaysay) 2.1% 1,825 1,998 −1.71%
072208026 Vito 2.2% 1,939 1,849 0.91%
Total 87,177 71,237 3.92%

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 10,603—    
1918 18,943+3.94%
1939 31,385+2.43%
1948 34,488+1.05%
1960 38,081+0.83%
1970 36,416−0.45%
1975 37,351+0.51%
1980 41,498+2.13%
1990 45,909+1.02%
1995 49,983+1.61%
2000 59,922+3.96%
2007 66,261+1.40%
2010 71,237+2.67%
2015 87,177+3.92%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

EconomyEdit

Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. (THICI) builds merchant ships of up to 180,000 deadweight tons using the same high quality shipbuilding technologies and standards as those in Tsuneishi Japan. Also located in Balamban is Austal Philippines which caters to market demands for high speed ferries, workboats, fast crew transfer boats, other commercial vessels and defense vessels. There are currently two shopping malls. The Gaisano Balamban Town Center and Gaisano Grand Balamban.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Cebu". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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