Lamitan

Lamitan, officially the City of Lamitan (Chavacano: Ciudad de Lamitan; Yakan: Suidad Lamitanin; Tausūg: Dāira sin Lamitan; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Lamitan), is a 6th class component city and capital of the province of Basilan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 74,782 people. [3]

Lamitan
City of Lamitan
Lamitan City Hall
Lamitan City Hall
Official seal of Lamitan
Seal
Motto(s): 
Lamitan Kong Mahal (Lamitan, My Love)
Map of Basilan with Lamitan highlighted
Map of Basilan with Lamitan highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Lamitan is located in Philippines
Lamitan
Lamitan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 6°39′N 122°08′E / 6.65°N 122.13°E / 6.65; 122.13Coordinates: 6°39′N 122°08′E / 6.65°N 122.13°E / 6.65; 122.13
Country Philippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
ProvinceBasilan
DistrictLone District
Founded1886
CityhoodJune 8, 2007
Barangays45 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorRosita U. Furigay
 • Vice MayorRoderick H. Furigay
 • RepresentativeMujiv S. Hataman
 • Electorate51,623 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total354.45 km2 (136.85 sq mi)
Elevation
118 m (387 ft)
Highest elevation
996 m (3,268 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total74,782
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
 • Households
14,751
Economy
 • Income class6th city income class
 • Poverty incidence37.55% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱444,888,558.34 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBasilan Electric Cooperative
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7302
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)62
Climate typeTropical climate
Native languagesChavacano
Yakan
Tagalog
Websitehttps://lamitancity.gov.ph/

The city is bounded on the east by the municipality of Tuburan, on the south by Tipo-Tipo, on the west by Isabela and on the north by Basilan Strait.

On July 2016, the Basilan provincial government broke ground for the construction of the new provincial capitol inside the defunct 4,000-hectare University of the Philippines (UP) Land Grant in Barangay Santa Clara.[5]

GeographyEdit

 
Bulingan Falls

The terrain is relatively plain along the coastal areas and hilly in some areas. The urban area is 2.5 metres (8 ft 2 in) above sea level and gently sloping to 300 metres (980 ft) toward the hinterlands.

BarangaysEdit

Lamitan is politically subdivided into 45 barangays.

  • Arco
  • Ba-as
  • Baimbing
  • Balagtasan
  • Balas
  • Balobo
  • Bato
  • Boheyakan
  • Buahan
  • Boheibu
  • Bohesapa
  • Bulingan
  • Cabobo
  • Campo Uno
  • Colonia
  • Calugusan
  • Kulay Bato
  • Limo-ok
  • Lo-ok
  • Lumuton
  • Luksumbang
  • Malo-ong Canal
  • Malo-ong San Jose
  • Parangbasak
  • Santa Clara
  • Tandong Ahas
  • Tumakid
  • Ubit
  • Bohebessey
  • Baungos
  • Danit-Puntocan
  • Sabong
  • Sengal
  • Ulame
  • Bohenange
  • Boheyawas
  • Bulanting
  • Lebbuh
  • Maganda (Poblacion)
  • Malakas (Poblacion)
  • Maligaya (Poblacion)
  • Malinis (Poblacion)
  • Matatag (Poblacion)
  • Matibay (Poblacion)
  • Simbangon

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Lamitan, Basilan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
Average low °C (°F) 27
(81)
26
(79)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 106
(4.2)
77
(3.0)
91
(3.6)
104
(4.1)
236
(9.3)
321
(12.6)
325
(12.8)
306
(12.0)
227
(8.9)
271
(10.7)
204
(8.0)
115
(4.5)
2,383
(93.7)
Average rainy days 15.3 13.8 17.7 15.5 23.1 24.5 24.3 24.6 21.1 22.9 20.1 16.6 239.5
Source: Meteoblue (modeled/calculated data, not measured locally)[6]

The climatic condition is the same with other areas in the entire Basilan Island. It has a "D" type of climate and rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year.

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Lamitan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 35,160—    
1970 37,423+0.62%
1975 39,703+1.19%
1980 45,223+2.64%
1990 47,859+0.57%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 54,433+2.44%
2000 58,709+1.63%
2007 82,074+4.73%
2010 68,996−6.12%
2015 74,782+1.55%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

EconomyEdit


HistoryEdit

CityhoodEdit

On June 18, 2007 voters in Lamitan ratified Republic Act 9393. 26,636 voted "yes" while only 177 voted against.

Historical sitesEdit

 
Lami-Lamihan Festival

Datu Kalun Shrine – Built as a tribute to a famous Yakan leader and founder of Lamitan. His descendants are the Antonio-Cuevas-Pamaran clan.

Museum of Lamitan – Showcases the color and highlights of the Lami-lamihan festival. It also serves as the information center for the development of this town.

EducationEdit

TertiaryEdit

Lamitan is home to one (1) state college and three (3) private colleges. The Basilan State College is an extension college of the main SUC in Isabela. The three HEIs are the Mindanao Autonomous College, the Mariam School of Nursing and Furigay Colleges, Inc. (FCI).

The Mariam School of Nursing was established in 2004 as part of its Chairwoman's educational outreach program and was named Mariam or Mother Mary - a unifying and guiding figure among the Christians and Muslims. Also offers 11 Tesda Qualifications for National Certificates.

SecondaryEdit

Lamitan has Seven Secondary Schools: one Private Secondary School; the Claret School of Lamitan, one Laboratory School of Basilan State College and five National High Schools i.e. Lamitan National High School, Look National High School,Colony National High School,Ubit National High School and Parangbasak National High School.

ElementaryEdit

There are five districts that composed of thirty nine elementary schools namely; Lamitan East District, South District, Central District, West I District and West II District. There are four private elementary schools.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ City of Lamitan | (DILG)
  2. ^ "Province: Basilan". 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. ^ 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. ^ http://www.philstar.com/nation/2016/02/28/1557698/armm-put-new-basilan-capitol
  6. ^ "Lamitan, Basilan : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Province of Basilan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  11. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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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