Lamitan

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Lamitan
City of Lamitan
Lamitan City Hall
Lamitan City Hall
Flag of Lamitan
Motto(s): 
Lamitan Kong Mahal (Lamitan, My Love)
Map of Basilan with Lamitan highlighted
Map of Basilan with Lamitan highlighted
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Lamitan is located in Philippines
Lamitan
Lamitan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 6°39′N 122°08′E / 6.65°N 122.13°E / 6.65; 122.13Coordinates: 6°39′N 122°08′E / 6.65°N 122.13°E / 6.65; 122.13
Country Philippines
RegionTemplate:Country data Bangsamoro
ProvinceBasilan
District Lone district
Founded1886
CityhoodJune 8, 2007 (Lost cityhood in 2008 and 2010)
Affirmed CityhoodFebruary 15, 2011
Barangays45 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorRoderick H. Furigay
 • Vice MayorHegem C. Furigay
 • RepresentativeMujiv S. Hataman
 • City Council
Members
 • Electorate51,623 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total354.45 km2 (136.85 sq mi)
Elevation
118 m (387 ft)
Highest elevation
996 m (3,268 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census)
 • Total100,150
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
 • Households
19,353
Economy
 • Income class6th city income class
 • Poverty incidence52.71% (2018)[3]
 • Revenue₱664,085,786.70 (2020)
 • Assets₱16,894,630,749.80 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱588,499,463.36 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱839,012,681.56 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBasilan Electric Cooperative (BASELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7302
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)62
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesChavacano
Yakan
Tagalog
Websitehttps://lamitancity.gov.ph/

Lamitan, officially known as the City of Lamitan (Chavacano: Ciudad de Lamitan; Yakan: Siyudad Lamitanin; Tausūg: Dāira sin Lamitan; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Lamitan), is a 6th class component city and de jure capital of the province of Basilan, Philippines.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  2. "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.