Dimasalang is a 4th class coastal municipality of Masbate Province in the Bicol Region, Philippines.
Profile of Dimasalang Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern part of Masbate Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Uson (northwest), Palanas (southeast), Cawayan (southwest)
Area –> 148.07 km2 (57.17 sq mi)
Population –> 26,192 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 80,659,360.64
Barangays –> 20
Terrain –> Hilly with coastal Plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Masbateno, Bicolano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 3rd
Congressman –> Wilton “Tonton” Kho
Mayor –> Michael Naga
Vice Mayor –> Wilfredo D. Lim
History of Dimasalang
The town of Dimasalang was created on December 01, 1903 but it functioned formally as a separate municipality of Palanas in 1904. It was named after the pen name of the Philippine’s National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal.
Economy of Dimasalang
Dimasalang is an agricultural town where rice and fish are the major products.
Tourist Spots in Dimasalang
Saint Joseph Parish Church
Festivals in Dimasalang
Map of Dimasalang Municipality in Masbate Province