Simunul, Tawi-Tawi

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Simunul
Municipality
Municipality of Simunul
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Map of Tawi-Tawi with Simunul highlighted
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Simunul is located in Philippines
Simunul
Simunul
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 4°54′N 119°51′E / 4.9°N 119.85°E / 4.9; 119.85Coordinates: 4°54′N 119°51′E / 4.9°N 119.85°E / 4.9; 119.85
Country  Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Tawi-Tawi
District Lone District
Barangays 15 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Nazif Ahmad Bayo Abduraman
 • Electorate 12,332 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 167.25 km2 (64.58 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 31,223
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7505
PSGC 157004000
IDD:area code +63 (0)68
Climate type tropical climate
Income class 4th municipal income class
Website www.simunul.gov.ph

Simunul, officially the Municipality of Simunul, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 31,223 people.[3]

The municipality consists of 2 islands: the larger eponymous Simunul Island and Manuk Mangkaw (Manuk Manka) Island, 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) to the south.

The language spoken is Sama, also known as Sinama. The first Muslims in the Philippines are said to have arrived at Simunur. The first mosque in the Philippines was built here by Sheik Karimul Makhdum. This mosque is called the Sheik Karimal Makdum Mosque. Inside this mosque stands 4 hags where it is repainted every year.

There are six beaches in Simunur. The majority of the people are Muslims.

The militants involved in the 2013 Lahad Datu standoff came from Simunul.[4]

Barangays

Simunur is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

  • Bagid
  • Bakong
  • Doh-Tong
  • Luuk Datan
  • Manuk Mangkaw
  • Maruwa
  • Mongkay
  • Pagasinan
  • Panglima Mastul
  • Sokah-Bulan
  • Tampakan (Poblacion)
  • Timundon
  • Tonggusong
  • Tubig Indangan
  • Ubol

The barangays of Timundon, Manuk Mangkaw, and Luuk Datan are located on Manuk Mangkaw Island; the remaining 12 barangays are located on Simunul Island.

Demographics

Population census of Simunul
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 1,440 —    
1918 5,818 +9.76%
1939 4,980 −0.74%
1948 5,413 +0.93%
1960 8,724 +4.06%
1970 12,135 +3.35%
1975 20,218 +10.78%
1980 26,816 +5.81%
1990 26,491 −0.12%
1995 29,254 +1.88%
2000 31,962 +1.92%
2007 38,239 +2.50%
2010 34,538 −3.64%
2015 31,223 −1.90%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

References

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Tawi-tawi". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Arlyn dela Cruz (February 16, 2013). "Heirs of Sultan of Sulu pursue Sabah claim on their own". Inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Province of Tawi‑tawi". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

External links

  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Philippine Census Information
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