Santa Monica, Surigao del Norte

Santa Monica, officially the Municipality of Santa Monica (Surigaonon: Lungsod nan Santa Monica; Tagalog: Bayan ng Santa Monica), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 8,808 people. [3]

Santa Monica
Municipality of Santa Monica
Map of Surigao del Norte with Santa Monica highlighted
Map of Surigao del Norte with Santa Monica highlighted
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Santa Monica is located in Philippines
Santa Monica
Santa Monica
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°01′12″N 126°02′17″E / 10.02°N 126.038°E / 10.02; 126.038Coordinates: 10°01′12″N 126°02′17″E / 10.02°N 126.038°E / 10.02; 126.038
Country Philippines
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
District1st District
Barangays11 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorFernando N. Dolar
 • Vice MayorArwela A. Dolar
 • RepresentativeFrancisco Jose F. Matugas II
 • Electorate7,996 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total39.19 km2 (15.13 sq mi)
Elevation
21 m (69 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total8,808
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
 • Households
1,974
Economy
 • Income class5th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence33.05% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱44,142,068.60 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
8422
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)86
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesSurigaonon
Agusan
Cebuano
Tagalog

It is also known as Sapao. Santa Monica is one of the two northernmost towns of Siargao Island. The other is the municipality of Burgos.

BarangaysEdit

Santa Monica is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.

  • Abad Santos
  • Alegria
  • Bailan
  • Garcia
  • Libertad
  • Mabini
  • Mabuhay (Poblacion)
  • Magsaysay
  • Rizal
  • T. Arlan (Poblacion)
  • Tangbo

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Santa Monica
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 1,462—    
1960 6,522+2.66%
1970 5,438−1.80%
1975 5,993+1.97%
1980 6,272+0.91%
1990 7,167+1.34%
1995 7,219+0.14%
2000 7,757+1.55%
2007 7,916+0.28%
2010 8,715+3.56%
2015 8,808+0.20%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Santa Monica, Surigao del Norte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 161
(6.3)
132
(5.2)
112
(4.4)
87
(3.4)
136
(5.4)
169
(6.7)
146
(5.7)
148
(5.8)
132
(5.2)
156
(6.1)
176
(6.9)
170
(6.7)
1,725
(67.8)
Average rainy days 21.0 16.8 18.5 18.2 24.9 27.7 28.4 27.0 26.1 27.6 24.6 22.0 282.8
Source: Meteoblue [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Santa Monica | (DILG)
  2. ^ "Province: Surigao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". 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 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Caraga". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Surigao del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Santa Monica: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 20 November 2019.

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