Tungawan

Zamboanga Sibugay

Tungawan is a second class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines, about 119 kilometres (74 mi) from Zamboanga City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 40,552 people. It has an area of 47,328 hectares (116,950 acres) of land, the largest in the province, as well as 15,236 hectares (37,650 acres) of coastal waters.


It was declared as a Munici ...

pality on May 24, 1959, and started functioning as an LGU on January 29, 1961, by virtue of Executive Order No. 395. Its name was coined from the minute leech generally known as �"tungaw” of the Hirudo family.


Tungawan's economy is primarily based on agriculture, producing rubber, coconut, corn, rice, and seaweeds. It is home to the 880 hectares Bangaan Marine Sanctuary at Barangays Linguisan and Tigbucay.


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