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Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte


Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte

Bayan ng Manukan
Municipality of Manukan
Official seal of Manukan
Zamboanga del Norte showing the location of Municipality of Manukan.
Location in the Philippines

Coordinates: 8°32′N 123°06′E / 8.533°N 123.100°E / 8.533; 123.100Coordinates: 8°32′N 123°06′E / 8.533°N 123.100°E / 8.533; 123.100

Country  Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Norte
District 2nd District of Zamboanga del Norte
Founded June16, 1951
Barangays 22
Population (2010)
 • Total 35,589
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP Code 7110
Area code(s) 065

Manukan(Filipino: Manukan, Subanon: Banukan) is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 35,589 people in 7,136 households.

It is located 38 kilometers west of Dipolog City, the provincial capital, and 282 kilometers westward to Zamboanga City, the regional capital. It is composed of a total of 22 barangays (smallest political subdivision) including the Central Poblacion where the municipal seat of power is located. Nine of the barangays are along the national highway and the rest are mountain barangays, being three or more kilometers away from the national highway that runs mostly along the coast of the municipality.


During the Pre-Spanish era this town was inhabited by Subanon. During the Spanish colonization, Manukan was a barrio part of Dapitan (now City of Dapitan). In the creation of municipality of Katipunan, this barrio was become a barangay Banukan. Chickens where plenty and perdominand breeds that supply the northern part of Mindanao come from this town. "Manukan" word means poultry farm. As population and economic stability improve. Birth of Municipality of Manukan was inaugurated on June16, 1951 by the virtue of Republic Act 655, duly sign by President Elpidio Quirino. In 1952, the barrios of Manukan, Lipras, Dipane, Linay, Mate, Sirongan, Libuton, Disakan, Siparok, Ponot, and Manawan of Katipunan were formed into the town of Manukan.[1]

Sitio Libuton became a barangay in 1954.[2]

Lipras was renamed San Antonio in 1957.[3]

Highway Barangays: east to west: San Antonio, Villa Ramos, Don Jose Aguirre, Linay, East Poblacion, Central Poblacion, Punta Blanca, Bogatong, Upper Disakan.

Mountain Barangays: Saluyong, Lupasang, Dipane, Gupot, Lingatongan, Meses, Mate, Libuton, Serongan, Pangandaw, Patagan, Palaranan, Suisayan.


External links

  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • 2000 Philippine Census Information
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