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Administrative Map of Naga

Topography:

     On topographic feature, the municipality of Naga is generally hilly in character. It is 90% hilly and 10% lowland. Its elevation ranges from 20 feet above sea level which in the flattest point and about 100-300 feet above sea level being the extreme. The slope pattern is rolling with slopes varying from 1.00% in the lowland to about 25.00% in the mountainous part.

Climate:

     The climatographical map from PAG-ASA shows that the climate of the municipality of Naga is of the fourth type wherein by the nature of its geographicallocation and its wide and extensive area, it experience different climatic condition. The southern part is relatively dry from November to May and wet duringthe rest of the year. Its rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year. Thistype is however, typical and common to the rest of the provinces and localitiesin Western Mindanao. Average annual rainfall for the municipality is 194.70millimeters. Temperature is fairly warm throughout the year. Due to lack of dryseason, the relative humidity from January to May is 80% and 85% from Juneto December. As maybe observed, the highest values occur during wet months.Prevailing wind direction is southwesterly. The occurrence of typhoons in themunicipality is unheard of. The winds experiences in the area are merely theresults of depressions and monsoon winds.

 

AVERAGE MONTHLY RAINFUL, TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, DEW POINT, MEAN CLOUDNESS

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEPT

OCT

NOV

DEC

AVE.

YEARLY

RAINFALL (mm)

100

100

100

100

236.40

250

250

250

250

250

250

200

194.70

MEAN TEMPERATURE

(ºC)

 

26

 

26

 

26.5

 

27.5

 

27.5

 

26.5

 

27

 

26

 

26

 

26.5

 

26.5

 

26.2

 

26.54 ºC

MEAN RELATIVE HUMIDY (%)

80

80

80

80

80

85

85

85

85

85

85

85

83%

MEAN DEW POINT

(ºC)

22

22

22

24

23

23

23

23

23

23

23

23

23  ºC

MEAN CLOUDNESS(%SKY)

7

7

6

7

6

7

7

8

7

7

7

7

7% SKY

SOURCE: PAG-ASA, 1980

       Municipality of Naga has an approximate total land area of twenty- four thousand six hundred thirty (24,630) hectares, of this 99.56% (24,527.013 hectares) considered as rural and the remaining 0.44% (108.2987 hectares being classified as urban, comprises the barangay Poblacion. It occupies 6.827% of the total land area of Zamboanga Sibugay (360,775 hectares). The 24,630 hectares was distributed among its twenty-three barangays. This total number of hectares is based on the record of the Land Evaluation Party, Forestry Management Services, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Regional Office IX, Zamboanga City. The twenty-three (23) barangays within the jurisdiction of the municipality with their corresponding land area reflected as follows:

 

NAME OF BARANGAY LAND AREA (hectares)
Poblacion 108.2987
Aguinaldo 171.1924
Baga 574.8518
Baluno 581.4204
Bangkaw-bangkaw 297.3406
Cabong 148.0533
Crossing Sta. Clara 562.6828
Gubawang 146.7301
Guintoloan 466.7490
Kaliantana 85.6743
La Paz 437.4864
Lower Sulitan 462.8846
Mamagon 763.2023
Marsolo 3,430.8831
San Isidro 654.8704
Sta. Clara 4,805.2783
Sulo 1,677.8473
Sandayong 2,122.7968
Tambanan 4,465.4943
Taytay Manubo 17.7748
Tipan 1,516.2087
Tilubog 572.2300
Upper Sulitan 560.0496
TOTAL 24,630.00 hectares

 

 

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION OF LAND USES
Land Uses Hectares Percentages
Agricultural Area 12.08 49.03
Forest Area 3,225.00 13.10
Mangrove and swamp area 3,600.00 14.62
Alienable/Disposable 69.00 0.28
Residential/Built-up areas 5,000.00 20.30
Tourism 10.00 0.04
Commercial 30.00 0.12
Institutional 55.00 0.22
Industrial 45.00 0.18
Infrastructure 500.00 2.03
Open Space Strip 20.00 0.08
Total 24,630.00 100 %

 

Urban Land Use Hectares
Commercial 10.717
Institutional 8.000
Residential 50.455
Open Space 6.640
Roads 6.605
Agricultural 25.882
Total 108.299

 

             The municipality of Naga is situated in the Western portion of the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Region IX and eastern portion of Ipil, the Provincial Center of Zamboanga Sibugay.  It is 14 kilometers from the heart of Ipil and 12 kilometers to the center of Kabasalan.

The people of the municipality traced the evolution of the term “NAGA” to three (3) traditional folklores. The first one believed that the word “NAGA” was coined from a mythological monster with seven heads known as the dragon. This dragon or Naga was believed to have been in existence and lived among the rocks of Singkilon and the thick forest which cover the whole area.

     Initially, Naga was declared by the late President Manuel L. Quezon as a Municipal District of Margosatubig way back 1923 with Jose Savillo, Sr. as its first Municipal President. Amidst continuous population migration to the area of kabasalan, particularly to the site of the Goodyear Rubber Corporation (known as the peoples place of work), Gregorio Cainglet, the first elected Alcalde of Naga transferred the seat of government of kabasalan in 1936. The year 1965 was a memorable year for Naga as it was created as Municipality by virtue of Executive Order 97 issued by President Diosdado Macapagal.