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Naawan, officially the Municipality of Naawan, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 21,213 people.[3]

Municipality of Naawan
Map of Misamis Oriental with Naawan highlighted
Map of Misamis Oriental with Naawan highlighted
Naawan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°26′00″N 124°18′00″E / 8.4333°N 124.3°E / 8.4333; 124.3Coordinates: 8°26′00″N 124°18′00″E / 8.4333°N 124.3°E / 8.4333; 124.3
Country Philippines
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceMisamis Oriental
District2nd District
FoundedJune 14, 1957
Barangays10 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorDennis L. Roa
 • Vice MayorJaime C. Roa
 • CongressmanJuliette T. Uy
 • Electorate13,783 voters (2016)
 • Total88.50 km2 (34.17 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total21,213
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)88
Climate typetropical climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)74.7 million  (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Subanon language

Naawan is recognized nationally as one of the most beautiful towns in the country; and was once declared the cleanest town of the Philippines in 2008.[4]

In 1957, the barrio of Naawan, then part of Initao, was constituted into the town of Naawan.[5]


Naawan is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.

  • Don Pedro
  • Linangkayan
  • Lubilan
  • Mapulog
  • Maputi
  • Mat-i
  • Patag
  • Poblacion
  • Tagbalogo
  • Tuboran


YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 6,305—    
1970 8,718+3.29%
1975 10,068+2.93%
1980 12,215+3.94%
1990 13,345+0.89%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 14,578+1.67%
2000 16,173+2.25%
2007 17,988+1.48%
2010 18,895+1.81%
2015 21,213+2.23%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Naawan was 21,213 people,[3] with a density of 240 inhabitants per square kilometre or 620 inhabitants per square mile.


Naawan is home to the Mindanao State University at Naawan campus, a unit of the Mindanao State University System. MSU-Naawan started out as a science field laboratory of the university's Main Campus in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur in the 1960s and 70s. It was later upgraded as a research arm and with the collaboration of the Mindanao State University College of Fisheries, officially opened the School of Marine Fisheries Technology in 1981, graduating its first batch of university graduates in 1985. As an autonomous external campus and distinct unit of the University System, it took the name MSU-Institute of Fisheries Research & Development and directly supervised the 'original' Naawan High School (later called MSU-Naawan Fisheries High School) and presently known as MSU-N Integrated Developmental School (MSU-N-IDS).

The Naawan Central School etched a mark in the national scene when its children's choir won the top prize in NAMCYA Children's Choir Finals at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1987[9]


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Misamis Oriental". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Department of Interior & Local Government Region 10-Northern Mindanao". Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  5. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Naawan, Province of Misamis Oriental". Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Misamis Oriental". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. ^ "1987 NAMCYA Winners". National Music Competitions for Young Artists Foundation, Inc. (NAMCYA).

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