Uson, Masbate

Uson, officially the Municipality of Uson, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 56,168 people. [3]

Uson
Municipality of Uson
Beach and Mangroves of Uson
Beach and Mangroves of Uson
Map of Masbate with Uson highlighted
Map of Masbate with Uson highlighted
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Uson is located in Philippines
Uson
Uson
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°13′31″N 123°47′00″E / 12.2253°N 123.7834°E / 12.2253; 123.7834Coordinates: 12°13′31″N 123°47′00″E / 12.2253°N 123.7834°E / 12.2253; 123.7834
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
District3rd district
Barangays35 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorSalvadora O. Sanchez
 • Vice MayorFelipe U. Sanchez
 • RepresentativeWilton T. Kho
 • Electorate34,984 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total163.20 km2 (63.01 sq mi)
Elevation
31 m (102 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total56,168
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
 • Households
11,534
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence47.43% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱123,742,362.83 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5402
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)56
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesMasbateño language
Tagalog

It is about 42 kilometres (26 mi) southeast of Masbate City, connected by a paved coastal road, and located on Uson Bay which has an approximate area of 15 square kilometres (5.8 sq mi).

GeographyEdit

The municipality is bounded by the municipality of Mobo on the north with the Balatucan river; on the east Uson is bounded by the Barangay Balocawe of the municipality of Dimasalang; on the south it is bounded by the Baldosa river and Palo Bandera of Cawayan; on the west the municipality is bounded by Milagros.

With and elevation of 604 metres (1,982 ft) above sea level, Mount Uac is the highest point of the municipality. The mountain borders the three municipalities of Uson, Mobo and Milagros.

Uson has several rivers, including Balucaw River, Buenavista River, Buracan River, Calpi River, Dap-dap River, Mongahay River, Pinangapugan (Quezon) River, and the Sawang River which all flow into Uson Bay. East of the poblacion a lake can be found, Lake Calero.

Seismic activityEdit

The Philippine Fault System from which almost all of the recorded strong earthquakes in the Philippines emanated, traverses eastern Uson. As a result, strong seismic activity in the form of frequent earthquakes can be experienced. Link to PHIVOLCS website

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Uson, 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 [5]

BarangaysEdit

Uson is politically subdivided into 35 barangays.[2]

  • Arado
  • Armenia
  • Aurora
  • Badling
  • Bonifacio
  • Buenasuerte
  • Buenavista
  • Campana
  • Candelaria
  • Centro
  • Crossing
  • Dapdap
  • Del Carmen
  • Del Rosario
  • Libertad
  • Madao
  • Mabini
  • Magsaysay
  • Marcella
  • Miaga
  • Mongahay
  • Morocborocan
  • Mabuhay
  • Paguihaman
  • Panicijan
  • Poblacion
  • Quezon
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Mateo
  • San Ramon
  • San Vicente
  • Santo Cristo
  • Sawang
  • Simawa

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Uson
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,509—    
1960 22,591+3.93%
1970 32,040+3.55%
1975 34,256+1.35%
1980 36,804+1.44%
1990 37,265+0.12%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 39,251+0.98%
2000 43,825+2.39%
2007 50,404+1.95%
2010 53,602+2.26%
2015 56,168+0.89%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Uson, Masbate, was 56,168 people, [3] with a density of 340 inhabitants per square kilometre or 880 inhabitants per square mile.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Uson | (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.
  5. ^ "Uson: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Province of Masbate". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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