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Tabontabon, officially the Municipality of Tabontabon, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 11,204 people.[3]

Tabontabon
Municipality of Tabontabon
Map of Leyte with Tabontabon highlighted
Map of Leyte with Tabontabon highlighted
Tabontabon is located in Philippines
Tabontabon
Tabontabon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°02′N 124°58′E / 11.03°N 124.97°E / 11.03; 124.97Coordinates: 11°02′N 124°58′E / 11.03°N 124.97°E / 11.03; 124.97
Country Philippines
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
District2nd district of Leyte
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorEfren D. Redoña
 • Vice MayorPonciano R. Justimbate Jr.
 • CongressmanLolita T. Javier
 • Electorate7,987 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total24.18 km2 (9.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total11,204
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6504
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)53
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)42.3 million  (2016)
Native languagesWaray
Tagalog

HistoryEdit

On October 17, 1953, Executive Order numbered 631 by the President carved out 11 barangays to form Tabontabon from the municipalities of Tanauan and Dagami.

On June 20, 1957, Republic Act numbered 1649, transferred barangays Capahu-an and Guingawan from the town of Dagami to Tabontabon.[4]

BarangaysEdit

Tabontabon is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

  • Amandangay
  • Aslum
  • Balingasag
  • Belisong
  • Cambucao
  • Capahuan
  • Guingauan
  • Jabong
  • Mercaduhay
  • Mering
  • Mohon
  • District I Pob. (Quezon)
  • District II Pob. (Rizal)
  • District III Pob. (Bonifacio)
  • District IV Pob. (Macarthur)
  • San Pablo (Mooc)

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,765—    
1960 5,522+1.22%
1970 5,077−0.84%
1975 6,250+4.26%
1980 6,468+0.69%
1990 7,183+1.05%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 7,547+0.93%
2000 8,372+2.25%
2007 9,518+1.79%
2010 9,838+1.21%
2015 11,204+2.51%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Tabontabon was 11,204 people,[3] with a density of 460 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,200 inhabitants per square mile.

Tabontabon is a 100% Waray-Waray speaking municipality.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "An Act Transferring the Barrios of Capahu-an and Guingawan, Municipality of Dagami, Province of Leyte, to the Municipality of Tabontabon". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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