Cataingan

Cataingan, officially the Municipality of Cataingan, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 50,327 people. [3]

Cataingan
Municipality of Cataingan
Map of Masbate with Cataingan highlighted
Map of Masbate with Cataingan highlighted
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Cataingan is located in Philippines
Cataingan
Cataingan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°00′N 123°59′E / 12°N 123.98°E / 12; 123.98Coordinates: 12°00′N 123°59′E / 12°N 123.98°E / 12; 123.98
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
District3rd district
Barangays36 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorFelipe L. Cabataña
 • Vice MayorThelma K. Ang
 • CongressmanWilton T. Kho
 • Electorate30,719 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total191.64 km2 (73.99 sq mi)
Elevation
43 m (141 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total50,327
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
 • Households
10,764
Economy
 • Income class2nd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence38.77% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱137,486,709.15 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5415
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesMasbateño language
Tagalog
Websitewww.cataingan.gov.ph

It is about 77 kilometres (48 mi) southeast of Masbate City.

In 1948, Placer, then a barrio of this town, was separated as a town by virtue of Republic Act No. 292, passed June 16, 1948.[5] Three years later, in 1951, the barrios of Limbuhan, Guindawahan, Palho, Casabangan, Salvacion, Alegria, Tanke, Bundukan, Bugtong, and Cabangrayan were separated from Cataingan and created into the town of Limbuhan. Placer, at that time of its creation, included the entire present day Municipality of Esperanza (which was then known as Barrio Esperanza).[6]

BarangaysEdit

Cataingan is politically subdivided into 36 barangays.[2]

  • Abaca
  • Aguada
  • Badiang
  • Bagumbayan
  • Cadulawan
  • Cagbatang
  • Chimenea
  • Concepcion
  • Curvada
  • Divisoria
  • Domorog
  • Estampar
  • Gahit
  • Libtong
  • Liong
  • Maanahao
  • Madamba
  • Malobago
  • Matayum
  • Matubinao
  • Mintac
  • Nadawisan
  • Osmeña
  • Pawican
  • Pitogo
  • Poblacion
  • Quezon
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Pedro
  • San Rafael
  • Santa Teresita
  • Santo Niño
  • Tagboan
  • Tuybo
  • Villa Pogado

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Cataingan, Masbate
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(74)
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 [7]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Cataingan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,579—    
1918 9,975+5.33%
1939 38,709+6.67%
1948 53,326+3.62%
1960 26,371−5.70%
1970 36,148+3.20%
1975 37,644+0.82%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 39,378+0.90%
1990 39,496+0.03%
1995 42,065+1.19%
2000 46,593+2.22%
2007 48,827+0.65%
2010 49,078+0.19%
2015 50,327+0.48%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][8][9][10]

In the 2015 census, the population of Cataingan was 50,327 people, [3] with a density of 260 inhabitants per square kilometre or 670 inhabitants per square mile.

Cataingan is one of the municipalities and cities of Masbate where Masbateño is the indigenous language. Cebuano is also spoken there.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Cataingan | (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.
  5. ^ "An act creating the municipality of Placer in the province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  6. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Limbuhan in the Province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  7. ^ "Cataingan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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