GENERAL INFO

 

          
    Location                             North eastern part of Zamboanga del Norte

   Income Classification                           4th Class
   Land Area                                           56,673 has
   Land Use         
              Agricultural                              32,540
              Grassland                                   1,613
              Woodland                                18,416
              Miscellaneous                             3,104
   
   No. of Barangays                                    39
   Population                                             26,014   (1995)
                                                               28,261   (1998 projection)
   Population Density                                 46.7  persons/sq.km
   
   Major Religion
                  Roman Catholic                      69.12%
                  Seventh Day Adventist              6.04%
                  Subanen/Pagans                      24.84%

   Indigenous People/Tribal Community :     Subanen

   Dialects Spoken
                   Cebuano                                 84.96%
                   Subanen                                  13.47%
                   Others                                      1.57%

   Topography
                   Mountain ranges                       40%
                   Valleys                                    60%
                   Land Forms
                   Climate                                   Type IV
                   Mean Temperature                    27 degrees C

    Distance from Dipolog                             48 Kms.

ECONOMY

 
    Major Products                        Coconut, corn, vegetables
    Major Source of Livelihood         Farming

SOCIAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES

   
    Hospital                                                          1
    Barangay Health Centers                                  10
    Educational Institutions
                 High School                                        2
                 Public Elementary Schools                    36
                 Private Elementary Schools                   1

    Social and Health Indicators:
                 Literacy rate                                       80.64%
                 Mortality rate                                      50.92%
                 Morbidity rate                                     49.08
                 Birth rate                                             9.49
                 Crude Birth rate

    No. and percentage of Malnourished Children
                  Low                                                    2,155 - 50%
                  Moderate                                               732 - 17%
                  Severe                                                    49 -  1%

ENVIRONMENT

   Mineral resources available in the area:
                                               Chromite, manganese, gold, copper
   Flora and Fauna:  
                           Dahlia, African daisy, ground orchids, deer and birds
  
    Major rivers/bays/springs/watersheds/lakes:
                    Layawan River, Salug River, Sinai Watershed Area, 
                    Nebo Watershed Area. Danao Lake
    
    National Park:                                  None
    
    recreational Facilities:                      Mini-gym

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

    None

INFRASTRUCTURE

   Means of Transportation:        Bus, Jeepney
   Bus company Operating:         Mary May
   Road Network  (kms)
 Concrete  Asphalt  Gravel  Earth
 National Road  3  10.5
 Municipal Rd.  1,205  2.28  4.58
 Barangay Road 0.51  25.15  101.84

   Major Bridges:                        Salug Dako Bridge
   Water Facilities available"
                             Level 1                     None
                             Level 2                     8 units
                             Level 3                     5 units.
    
    Energization:   (source: Zamboanga del Norte Electric Coop)
                  No. of consumers:                  676

MONTHLY WEATHER CONDITION 

 MONTH

 RAINFALL

 AVE. TEMP.

RELATIVE
HUMIDITY

WIND DIRECTION

1. January

286.4

26.7

86

NE

2. February

39.7

26.8

74

NE

3. March

2.8

27.9

77

NE

4. April

52.1

28.4

78

NE

5. May

66.3

29.2

78

NW

6. June

654.6

27.8

86

NW

7. July

242.5

27.9

84

SW

8. August

243

27.6

75

SW

9. September

278.5

27.5

85

SW

10. October

332.4

28

86

W

11. November

394.7

27.4

87

SW

12. December

250.3

27.1

87

NE

         Based on the same statistics, high temperature usually stars from March and ends in June. The highest humidity occurs in November and December both registering 87%. the annual average humidity is registered at 81.92%. 

        There are only two prevailing wind directions. The Northeast direction usually occurs from the month of December to April, while the southwest direction occurs from the month of May to November. Strong winds seldom occur in the municipality. However, sometimes during the months of July, August, and September stronger winds take place due to the effect of the southwest wind or “habagat”. The climate in the municipality is just similar to the other towns in the Province of  Zamboanga del Norte.

 

 

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