GENERAL INFORMATION
 

Location    Middle part of Zamboanga del Norte
Income  Classification  5th class
Land Area      36,453.00 has
Land Use  
             Agriculture   4,986.771 has
             Grassland  3,324.513
             Wetland   1.200
             Woodland    27,143.064
              Miscellaneous  1,002.452
 No. of Barangays:  18
Population:         20,728   (1995)
Population Density:    57 person/sq.km.
 Major Religion: 
              Roman Catholic   68.97%
              Protestant       9.85
              Islam       1.97
              Iglesia ni Cristo   1.97
              Seventh day Adventist  6.89
              Phil. Independent church   3.94
              Iglesia sa Dios Espiritu    1.97
              Church of God   1.01
              Christian Alliance   1.97
              Not Stated     1.46
 Indigenous People/Tribal
     Community 
 Subanen, Samal/Tausog
Dialects Spoken 
              Cebuano          59.00%
              Subanen 10.71
              Ilonggo     7.88
              Samal    2.95
              Tagalog       1.97
              Waray         1.97
              Maguindanao   1.97
              Tausug      1.97
              Maranao     1.12
              Others  1.46
Topography 
            Mountain Ranges     Slightly rolling to  Mountainous
            Valleys  Inland, area of 747,286 has
            Land Forms   Alluvial, gently slopping Hills Rockland
            Climate:    87 deg Fh (Highest Nov-Dec)
74 def Fh (Lowest 74 deg)
             Mean Temperature:  28 degrees C
 Distant from Dipolog City  101 kms

ECONOMY

Major Products Fish, Aqua-Culture, Coconut, Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Root crops
  Bananas,  Fruit plantation Crops
Major Source of Livelihood  Farming, Fishing, Trading, Poultry Products
  

SOCIAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES

Hospital    none
Barangay Health Centers   7
Educational Institutions: 
          High Schools    1
          Elementary Schools   3
          Day Care Centers   18
 Social and Health Indicators 
           Literacy Rate  92.00%
           Mortally rate      2.00
           Morbidity rate  8.85
           Birth rate  68.00
           Crude Birth rate   3.00
No. and percentage of malnourished children
           Low    1,227 - 35.29%
           Moderate   418 - 12.02%
           Severe     5 - 0.14%
           Overweight   533 - 15.39%
  

ENVIRONMENT

Mineral resources available in the area
                                                Copper, Gold, Carbon, chromites, Gas
Flora and Fauna Bougainvillea and Deer
Major rivers/bays/springs/watersheds/lakes:
Palandok River,  Talinga River,
Tiogan Hot Spring,  
Manil Hot Spring
National Park  None
Recreational Facility  Municipal Gym and Plaza

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

   None

INFRASTRUCTURE

Means of Transportation:    Bus,  Jeepney,  Tricycle,
  Trisikad,  Habal-habal
Bus Companies operating None
Major Bridges Talinga, Palandok, Milanid,
  Bacungan, Delusom, Maril
  Delofoc, Mangop, Bogabongan
Road Network  (kms) 
   Concrete   Asphalt   Gravel   Earth
 National     14
 Provincial        30
 Municipal       1.45        2.474     2.170
 Barangay       0.300   34.00   91.00

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