Guipos, officially the Municipality of Guipos (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Guipos; Subanen: Benwa Guipos; Chavacano: Municipalidad de Guipos; Tagalog: Bayan ng Guipos), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 20,729 people. [3]

Guipos
Municipality of Guipos
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Guipos highlighted
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Guipos highlighted
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Guipos is located in Philippines
Guipos
Guipos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°44′N 123°19′E / 7.73°N 123.32°E / 7.73; 123.32Coordinates: 7°44′N 123°19′E / 7.73°N 123.32°E / 7.73; 123.32
Country Philippines
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Sur
District2nd District
FoundedOctober 17, 1991
Barangays17 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorVicente P. Cajeta
 • Vice MayorJunevell O. Laming
 • CongressmanLeonardo L. Babasa Jr.
 • Electorate14,220 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total90.53 km2 (34.95 sq mi)
Elevation
207 m (679 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total20,729
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
 • Households
4,302
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence42.49% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱56,261,186.46 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7042
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)62
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesSubanon
Cebuano
Chavacano
Tagalog

The town was officially established on October 7, 1991, by virtue of Republic Act No. 7159, signed by President Corazon C. Aquino. It was formed from barangays Guipos, Katipunan, Bagong Oroquieta, and Dalapang of the municipality of San Miguel; barangays Datagan, Dagohoy, Balongating, Baguitan, Magting, Sikatuna, Dacsol, Guling, and Canunan of the municipality of Dumalinao; barangays Lintum, Singclot and Litan of the municipality of Dinas; and barangay Regla of the municipality of San Pablo.[5][6]

BarangaysEdit

Guipos is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.

  • Bagong Oroquieta
  • Baguitan
  • Balongating
  • Canunan
  • Dacsol
  • Dagohoy
  • Dalapang
  • Datagan
  • Guling
  • Katipunan
  • Lintum
  • Litan
  • Magting
  • Poblacion (Guipos)
  • Regla
  • Sikatuna
  • Singclot

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
20
(68)
22
(71)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22
(0.9)
18
(0.7)
23
(0.9)
24
(0.9)
67
(2.6)
120
(4.7)
132
(5.2)
156
(6.1)
119
(4.7)
124
(4.9)
54
(2.1)
24
(0.9)
883
(34.6)
Average rainy days 9.4 9.1 11.5 11.9 20.1 22.5 22.4 23.2 21.5 22.2 15.7 11.5 201
Source: Meteoblue [7]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Guipos
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 16,399—    
2000 18,172+2.23%
2007 19,616+1.06%
2010 19,771+0.29%
2015 20,729+0.91%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][8][9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Guipos | (DILG)
  2. ^ "Province: Zamboanga del Sur". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". 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 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 7159; An Act Creating the Municipality of Guipos in the Province of Zamboanga del Sur". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 7 October 1991. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Republic Act No. 7159: An Act Creating the Municipality of Guipos in the Province of Zamboanga del Sur". The Lawphil Project. Arellano Law Foundation, Inc. October 7, 1991. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Guipos: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. ^ "Province of Zamboanga del Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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