Matnog, officially the Municipality of Matnog, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 41,101 people.[3]Its port is one of the busiest in the region, playing host to millions of people crossing the San Bernardino Strait to Northern Samar annually.

Matnog
Municipality of Matnog
Skyline of Matnog
Skyline of Matnog
Official seal of Matnog
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Gateway of Luzon
Map of Sorsogon with Matnog highlighted
Map of Sorsogon with Matnog highlighted
Matnog is located in Philippines
Matnog
Matnog
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°35′N 124°05′E / 12.58°N 124.08°E / 12.58; 124.08Coordinates: 12°35′N 124°05′E / 12.58°N 124.08°E / 12.58; 124.08
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceSorsogon
District2nd district
FoundedMay 17, 1800
Barangays40 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorClaudith M. So
 • Vice MayorCarlos G. Estrelon Jr.
 • CongressmanMa. Bernardita B. Ramos
 • Electorate27,105 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total162.40 km2 (62.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total41,101
 • Density250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence45.25% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue (₱)111,439,866.35 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4708
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesSorsoganon
Tagalog
Websitewww.matnog.gov.ph

Local elders say that the name Matnog comes from the word "matonog" (very audible) - that describes to the loud sound of the waves. The native people of Matnog are the Agta, Tabangon, and Cimaron Tribe. The site of one of the busiest seaports in the Philippines, it is the jump off point to the southern Philippines and vice versa.

BarangaysEdit

Matnog is politically subdivided into 40 barangays.

  • Balocawe
  • Banogao
  • Banuangdaan
  • Bariis
  • Bolo
  • Bon-Ot Big
  • Bon-Ot Small
  • Cabagahan
  • Calayuan
  • Calintaan
  • Caloocan (Poblacion)
  • Calpi
  • Camachiles (Poblacion)
  • Camcaman (Poblacion)
  • Coron-coron
  • Culasi
  • Gadgaron
  • Genablan Occidental
  • Genablan Oriental
  • Hidhid
  • Laboy
  • Lajong
  • Mambajog
  • Manjumlad
  • Manurabi
  • Naburacan
  • Paghuliran
  • Pangi
  • Pawa
  • Poropandan
  • Santa Isabel
  • Sinalmacan
  • Sinang-Atan
  • Sinebaran
  • Sisigon
  • Sua
  • Sulangan
  • Tablac (Poblacion)
  • Tabunan (Poblacion)
  • Tugas

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,457—    
1918 4,437+4.02%
1939 10,119+4.00%
1948 12,036+1.95%
1960 15,570+2.17%
1970 20,330+2.70%
1975 20,680+0.34%
1980 24,193+3.19%
1990 25,957+0.71%
1995 29,309+2.30%
2000 32,712+2.38%
2007 34,517+0.74%
2010 37,641+3.20%
2015 41,101+1.69%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Matnog, Sorsogon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 65
(2.6)
44
(1.7)
42
(1.7)
39
(1.5)
87
(3.4)
150
(5.9)
184
(7.2)
153
(6.0)
163
(6.4)
154
(6.1)
127
(5.0)
100
(3.9)
1,308
(51.4)
Average rainy days 13.9 9.2 11.0 12.5 19.6 24.3 26.5 25.0 25.5 24.4 19.4 15.1 226.4
Source: Meteoblue [8]

Model Ecological CityEdit

 
Matnog municipal hall

A consortium of Filipino and Japanese investors are leading the establishment of an Ecological Model City or Eco City in this town. The "Eco City" is a 50-hectare development zone which will feature eco-friendly industrial and manufacturing plants. It will include an international airport to be built inside the zone.[9]

TransportationEdit

Transportation includes buses going to and from Metro Manila and Bulan and ferries going to and from Allen, Northern Samar.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Sorsogon". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c 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. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Province of Sorsogon". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Matnog, Sorsogon : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  9. ^ http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/210730/japanese-traders-build-100million-model-city
  10. ^ Bloom, Greg (September 15, 2010). Philippines. Lonely Planet. p. 202. ISBN 9781742203706.

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