Balud

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Balud, officially the Municipality of Balud, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 38,124 people. [3]

Balud
Municipality of Balud
Silhouette of Jintotolo Island
Silhouette of Jintotolo Island
Official seal of Balud
Seal
Map of Masbate with Balud highlighted
Map of Masbate with Balud highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Balud is located in Philippines
Balud
Balud
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°02′13″N 123°11′37″E / 12.03686°N 123.19351°E / 12.03686; 123.19351Coordinates: 12°02′13″N 123°11′37″E / 12.03686°N 123.19351°E / 12.03686; 123.19351
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceMasbate
District2nd district
Barangays32 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRuben Jude D. Lim
 • Vice MayorFelimon C. Abelita III
 • RepresentativeElisa T. Kho
 • Electorate26,518 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total231.00 km2 (89.19 sq mi)
Elevation
24 m (79 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total38,124
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
 • Households
7,843
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence42.27% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱103,450,468.71 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityMasbate Electric Cooperative (MASELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5412
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesMasbateño
Hiligaynon
Capiznon
Tagalog

The name Balud came from the name of a bird.

BarangaysEdit

Balud is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.[2]

  • Baybay (Lumocab)
  • Bongcanaway
  • Mabuhay (Bongcanaway III)
  • Calumpang
  • Cantil
  • Casamongan
  • Dao
  • Danao
  • Guinbanwahan
  • Ilaya
  • Jangan
  • Jintotolo
  • Mapili
  • Mapitogo
  • Pajo
  • Palani
  • Panguiranan
  • Panubigan
  • Poblacion (Balud)
  • Pulanduta
  • Quinayangan Diotay
  • Quinayangan Tonga
  • Salvacion
  • Sampad
  • San Andres (Quinayangan Dacu)
  • San Antonio
  • Sapatos
  • Talisay
  • Tonga
  • Ubo
  • Victory
  • Villa Alvarez

Panguiranan is a village/barangay located on the east side of the Municipality of Balud. With the growing population and a thriving fishing area within the Asid Gulf, Panguiranan is a hub for small fisherman in selling their day's catch.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Balud, Masbate
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 39
(1.5)
34
(1.3)
42
(1.7)
36
(1.4)
73
(2.9)
109
(4.3)
118
(4.6)
108
(4.3)
129
(5.1)
136
(5.4)
112
(4.4)
89
(3.5)
1,025
(40.4)
Average rainy days 12.6 9.7 12.0 13.0 20.5 25.3 26.2 24.8 25.2 25.9 21.9 17.9 235
Source: Meteoblue [5]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Balud
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 14,708—    
1970 21,448+3.84%
1975 24,219+2.47%
1980 24,549+0.27%
1990 26,121+0.62%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 27,933+1.26%
2000 30,068+1.59%
2007 31,484+0.64%
2010 35,841+4.83%
2015 38,124+1.18%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Balud, Masbate, was 38,124 people, [3] with a density of 170 inhabitants per square kilometre or 440 inhabitants per square mile.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Balud | (DILG)
  2. ^ a b "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Balud: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 23 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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