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Oton, officially the Municipality of Oton, (Kinaray-a: Banwa kang Oton; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Oton; Filipino: Bayan ng Oton) is a 1st class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 89,115 people.[3]

Oton
Municipality
Municipality of Oton
Official seal of Oton
Seal
Motto: Banwang Panganay of Western Visayas
Map of Iloilo with Oton highlighted
Map of Iloilo with Oton highlighted
Oton is located in Philippines
Oton
Oton
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°42′N 122°28′E / 10.7°N 122.47°E / 10.7; 122.47Coordinates: 10°42′N 122°28′E / 10.7°N 122.47°E / 10.7; 122.47
Country  Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Iloilo
District 1st district of Iloilo
Founded May 3, 1572
Barangays 37 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Carina V. Flores
 • Electorate 45,508 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 86.44 km2 (33.37 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 89,115
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5020
PSGC 063034000
IDD:area code +63 (0)33
Climate type tropical climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Website www.oton.gov.ph

Oton is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west from Iloilo City.

Contents

BarangaysEdit

Oton is politically subdivided into 37 barangays.[2]

  • Abilay Norte
  • Abilay Sur
  • Alegre
  • Batuan Ilaud
  • Batuan Ilaya
  • Bita Norte
  • Bita Sur
  • Botong
  • Buray
  • Cabanbanan
  • Cabolo-an Norte
  • Cabolo-an Sur
  • Cadinglian
  • Cagbang
  • Calam-isan
  • Galang
  • Lambuyao
  • Mambog
  • Pakiad
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion North
  • Poblacion South
  • Poblacion West
  • Pulo Maestra Vita
  • Rizal
  • Salngan
  • Sambaludan
  • San Antonio
  • San Nicolas
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Rita
  • Tagbac Norte
  • Tagbac Sur
  • Trapiche
  • Tuburan
  • Turog-Turog

DemographicsEdit

Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 14,464 —    
1918 15,396 +0.42%
1939 20,577 +1.39%
1948 21,306 +0.39%
1960 27,246 +2.07%
1970 32,862 +1.89%
1975 36,566 +2.17%
1980 41,044 +2.34%
1990 52,125 +2.42%
1995 56,821 +1.63%
2000 65,374 +3.05%
2007 77,621 +2.40%
2010 82,572 +2.28%
2015 89,115 +1.46%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]


 
Old Oton cathedral, destroyed in the 1948 earthquake (1901).

In the 2015 census, the population of Oton, Iloilo, was 89,115 people,[3] with a density of 1,000 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,600 inhabitants per square mile.

Kinaray-a is the main dialect of Oton. Hiligaynon is spoken as a secondary dialect.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Iloilo". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Iloilo". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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