Dimasalang, officially the Municipality of Dimasalang, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 24,909 people. [3]

Dimasalang
Municipality of Dimasalang
Flag of Dimasalang
Map of Masbate with Dimasalang highlighted
Map of Masbate with Dimasalang highlighted
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Dimasalang is located in Philippines
Dimasalang
Dimasalang
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°11′32″N 123°51′33″E / 12.1923°N 123.8592°E / 12.1923; 123.8592Coordinates: 12°11′32″N 123°51′33″E / 12.1923°N 123.8592°E / 12.1923; 123.8592
CountryPhilippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceMasbate
District 3rd district
Barangays20 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorMichael Demph D. Naga
 • Vice MayorWilfredo D. Lim
 • RepresentativeWilton T. Kho
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate17,449 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total148.07 km2 (57.17 sq mi)
Elevation
38 m (125 ft)
Highest elevation
205 m (673 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total24,909
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
 • Households
5,386
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence43.98% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱130,128,820.69 (2020)
 • Assets₱375,431,519.34 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱126,797,583.48 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱145,603,325.35 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityMasbate Electric Cooperative (MASELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5403
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Native languagesMasbateño
Tagalog

In 1951 the barrios of Palanas, Nipa, Nabangig, Banco, Pina, Maanahao, Salvacion, Antipolo, Malatawan, Intusan, Miabas, San Antonio, Libtong, Malibas, Santa Cruz, Bontod and Cabil-isan were separated to form the town of Palanas.[5]

BarangaysEdit

Dimasalang is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.[6]

  • Balantay
  • Balocawe
  • Banahao
  • Buenaflor
  • Buracan
  • Cabanoyoan
  • Cabrera
  • Cadulan
  • Calabad
  • Canomay
  • Divisoria
  • Gaid
  • Gregorio Alino (Pia-ong)
  • Magcaraguit
  • Mambog
  • Poblacion
  • Rizal
  • San Vicente
  • Suba
  • T.R. Yangco (Yanco)

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Dimasalang, 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 [7]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Dimasalang
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 8,368—    
1939 24,471+5.24%
1948 30,813+2.59%
1960 14,896−5.88%
1970 19,266+2.60%
1975 19,628+0.37%
1980 19,252−0.39%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1990 17,367−1.03%
1995 20,566+3.22%
2000 21,550+1.01%
2007 22,723+0.73%
2010 25,245+3.90%
2015 26,192+0.70%
2020 24,909−0.98%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[8][9][10][11]

In the 2020 census, the population of Dimasalang was 24,909 people, [3] with a density of 170 inhabitants per square kilometre or 440 inhabitants per square mile.

EconomyEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Dimasalang | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2020). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Palanas in the Province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  6. ^ "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Dimasalang: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  8. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  9. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.

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