Kiamba, Sarangani

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Kiamba is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Sarangani, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 44,724 people in 9,095 households.

It is bordered on the west by Maitum, on the east by Maasim, on the north by South Cotabato, and on the south by the Celebes Sea.

Tarsier

Among the wilds in its rainforest and mountainous areas lives the Philippine tarsier.

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People

Majority of the population speak Cebuano although early settlers were of Ilocano origin. One of the indigenous peoples living in mountainous areas of Kiamba is known as T'boli.

Economy

Rice

The economy of Kiamba is largely based on agriculture with vast ricefields surrounding the municipality. Aqua-culture is the second biggest income earner, notably the culture of milkfish and shrimps (locally called "sugpo" or "lukon") for export. Also, coastal communities depend on deep-sea fishing as a primary livelihood.

Barangays

Kiamba is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.

  • Badtasan
  • Datu Dani
  • Gasi
  • Kapate
  • Katubao
  • Kayupo
  • Kling (Lumit)
  • Lagundi
  • Lebe
  • Lomuyon
  • Luma
  • Maligang
  • Nalus
  • Poblacion
  • Salakit
  • Suli
  • Tablao
  • Tamadang
  • Tambilil

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Coordinates: 5°59′N, 124°37′E



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