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Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi


Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi



Map of showing the location of Sitangkai

Location within the

Coordinates: 4°40′N 119°24′E / 4.667°N 119.400°E / 4.667; 119.400Coordinates: 4°40′N 119°24′E / 4.667°N 119.400°E / 4.667; 119.400

Country  Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province ]]
District Lone district of Tawi-Tawi
Founded August 26, 1959
Barangays 9
 • Mayor Serbin Canon Ahaja
 • Vice Mayor Tiblan Canon Ahaja
Population (2010)
 • Total 30,514
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code
Dialing code
Income class 2nd

Sitangkai is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Tawi-Tawi, and it is the southernmost settlement of the Philippines. It is called the 'Venice of the Philippines' due to the use of boats as primary transportation, although footbridges connect one house from another. The major sources of livelihood are fishing and farming, although there is very sparse agricultural land available. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 30,514 people in 7,349 households.


Sitangkai was created as a municipality on August 26, 1959 by virtue of Executive Order No. 355 of Pres. Carlos P. Garcia. On October 21, 2006 with the ratification of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 197, 16 of its 25 barangays were transferred to the newly created municipality of Sibutu. All of which are located on Sibutu Island.


Sitangkai is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.

  • Datu Baguinda Putih
  • Imam Sapie
  • North Larap
  • Panglima Alari
  • Sipangkot
  • Sitangkai Poblacion
  • South Larap (Larap)
  • Tongmageng
  • Tongusong


External links

  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • 2000 Philippine Census Information
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