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Datu Odin Sinsuat, officially the Municipality of Datu Odin Sinsuat, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Maguindanao, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 99,210 people.[3]

Datu Odin Sinsuat
Municipality of Datu Odin Sinsuat
Datu Odin Sinsuat Town Hall
Datu Odin Sinsuat Town Hall
Map of Maguindanao with Datu Odin Sinsuat highlighted
Map of Maguindanao with Datu Odin Sinsuat highlighted
Datu Odin Sinsuat is located in Philippines
Datu Odin Sinsuat
Datu Odin Sinsuat
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°11′20″N 124°11′02″E / 7.1889°N 124.1839°E / 7.1889; 124.1839Coordinates: 7°11′20″N 124°11′02″E / 7.1889°N 124.1839°E / 7.1889; 124.1839
Country Philippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
ProvinceMaguindanao
District1st District
Barangays34 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorDatu Ombra Q. Sinsuat
 • Electorate55,106 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total461.80 km2 (178.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total99,210
 • Density210/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
9601
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)64
Climate typetropical climate
Income class2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)205.3 million  (2016)
Native languagesMaguindanao language
Tagalog
Websitewww.datuodinsinsuat.gov.ph

It is formerly known as Dinaig.

In 1955, the barrio of Upi was separated from Datu Odin Sinsuat to become the town of Upi.[4]

The town's name, Dinaig, was changed to Datu Odin Sinsuat in 1994, by virtue of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 29.[5]

The town was part of the province of Shariff Kabunsuan and served as its capital from October 2006 until its nullification by the Supreme Court in July 2008.

The municipality hosts the Awang Domestic Airport that serves the province and Cotabato City.

Contents

BarangaysEdit

Datu Odin Sinsuat is politically subdivided into 34 barangays.

  • Ambolodto
  • Awang
  • Badak
  • Bagoenged
  • Baka
  • Benolen
  • Bitu
  • Bongued
  • Bugawas
  • Capiton
  • Dados
  • Dalican Poblacion
  • Dinaig Proper
  • Dulangan
  • Kakar
  • Kenebeka
  • Kurintem
  • Kusiong
  • Labungan
  • Linek
  • Makir
  • Margues
  • Mompong
  • Nekitan
  • Sapalan
  • Semba
  • Sibuto
  • Sifaren (Sifaran)
  • Tambak
  • Tamontaka
  • Tanuel
  • Tapian
  • Taviran
  • Tenonggos

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 6,565—    
1939 14,196+3.74%
1948 56,439+16.57%
1960 44,164−2.02%
1970 42,827−0.31%
1975 53,593+4.60%
1980 48,353−2.04%
1990 52,370+0.80%
1995 59,841+2.53%
2000 71,569+3.91%
2007 103,765+5.26%
2010 76,332−10.57%
2015 99,210+5.12%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
30
(87)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
21
(70)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 30
(1.2)
19
(0.7)
25
(1.0)
24
(0.9)
64
(2.5)
88
(3.5)
102
(4.0)
105
(4.1)
76
(3.0)
82
(3.2)
60
(2.4)
26
(1.0)
701
(27.5)
Average rainy days 9.8 8.5 11.3 11.9 21.6 23.9 24.1 24.5 20.9 21.8 16.8 11.8 206.9
Source: Meteoblue [9]

TourismEdit

 
Amaya Beach Resort at Barangay Kusiong
  • Mount Minandar is known for its green color due to being dominantly covered with grass. It is a two hour hike from the foot to the summit of the mountain. It is located at the Barangay kusiong.
  • Blue Lagoon is also known as Enchanted Lagoon because, according to the old people living nearby, there are enchantresses living in it. This deep lagoon situated at the Brgy. Margues is the top tourist attraction of the municipality.
  • Kusiong Beach is a grayish sand beach with a lot of resorts like Amayah Beach Resort, Sahara Beach Resort, and Club Kusiong. This is the nearest beach in Cotabato City.
  • Masjid Datu Untong Balabaran of Taviran is a pagoda-style mosque, one of the last pagoda-style mosques in the Philippines.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Maguindanao". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "An Act to Create the Municipality of Upi in the Province of Cotabato". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  5. ^ "Regional Act No. 3; An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Dinaig in the Province of Maguindanao to the Municipality of Datu Odin Sinsuat" (PDF). Regional Legislative Assembly, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Maguindanao". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 19 January 2019.

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