Palanas, Masbate

Palanas, officially the Municipality of Palanas, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 26,222 people. [3]

Palanas
Municipality of Palanas
Official seal of Palanas
Seal
Map of Masbate with Palanas highlighted
Map of Masbate with Palanas highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Palanas is located in Philippines
Palanas
Palanas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°09′N 123°55′E / 12.15°N 123.92°E / 12.15; 123.92Coordinates: 12°09′N 123°55′E / 12.15°N 123.92°E / 12.15; 123.92
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceMasbate
District3rd district
Founded1951
Barangays24 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRoscelle A. Eramiz
 • Vice MayorRudy L. Alvarez
 • RepresentativeWilton T. Kho
 • Electorate18,017 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total171.10 km2 (66.06 sq mi)
Elevation
53 m (174 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total26,222
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
 • Households
5,843
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence44.73% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱84,332,716.15 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityMasbate Electric Cooperative (MASELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5404
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesMasbateño
Tagalog

Palanas was created in 1951 from the barrios of Palanas, Nipa, Nabangig, Banco, Pina, Maanahao, Salvacion, Antipolo, Malatawan, Intusan, Miabas, San Antonio, Libtong, Malibas, Santa Cruz, Bontod and Cabil-isan of Dimasalang.[5] It annually celebrates "Pasayaw sa Leon" Festival (The Lion Dance Festival) every 19 December.

BarangaysEdit

Palanas is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.[2]

  • Antipolo
  • Banco
  • Biga-a
  • Bontod
  • Buenasuerte
  • Intusan
  • Jose A. Abenir Sr. (Libtong)
  • Maanahao
  • Mabini
  • Malibas
  • Maravilla
  • Matugnao
  • Miabas
  • Nabangig
  • Nipa
  • Parina
  • Piña
  • Poblacion
  • Salvacion
  • San Antonio
  • San Carlos
  • San Isidro
  • Santa Cruz
  • Malatawan

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Palanas, Masbate
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 39
(1.5)
34
(1.3)
42
(1.7)
36
(1.4)
73
(2.9)
109
(4.3)
118
(4.6)
108
(4.3)
129
(5.1)
136
(5.4)
112
(4.4)
89
(3.5)
1,025
(40.4)
Average rainy days 12.6 9.7 12.0 13.0 20.5 25.3 26.2 24.8 25.2 25.9 21.9 17.9 235
Source: Meteoblue [6]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Palanas
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,286—    
1960 21,001+3.97%
1970 25,848+2.10%
1975 26,916+0.82%
1980 25,369−1.18%
1990 21,763−1.52%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 23,580+1.51%
2000 24,666+0.97%
2007 24,830+0.09%
2010 25,501+0.98%
2015 26,222+0.53%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, the population of Palanas, Masbate, was 26,222 people, [3] with a density of 150 inhabitants per square kilometre or 390 inhabitants per square mile.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Palanas | (DILG)
  2. ^ a b "Province: Masbate". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Palanas in the Province of Masbate". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Palanas: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 23 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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