Lamitan City Tourist Spots, History, Festivals

Lamitan is a 6th class coastal city and the capital of the island province of of Basilan in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, Philippines.

Lamitan City Hall
Lamitan City Hall (Photo Credit: Francis via wiki commons)

Profile of Lamitan City (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern part of the island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Tuburan (east), Tipo-Tipo (south), Isabela City (west)
Area –> 354.45 km2 (136.85 sq mi)
Population –> 74,782 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 444,888,558.34
No. of Barangays –> 45
Terrain –> Coatal plain with hills and mountains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Fish, Rubber, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Yakan, Cebuano, Chavacano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Mujiv Hataman
Mayor –> Rose Furigay
Vice Mayor –> Roderick H. Furigay

History of Lamitan

Lamitan was established as a town in 1886. On June 8, 2007, it was elevated as a city when Republic Act 9393 was approved overwhelmingly in a plebiscite.

Economy, Business and Investment in Lamitan

The city of Lamitan is an agricultural area where rice, fish and rubber are the main products. Being the capial of the province, it is home to several commercial establishments.

Tourist Spots in Lamitan

Bulingan Falls
Dangkalan Beach
Calusugan Beach
Provincial Capitol
Lamitan Eco Park
Datu Calun Triangle
Lamitan Museum
St. Peter the Apostle Parish Church
Sagrado Corazon De Jesus Parish Church

Festival in Lamitan

Lami-Lamihan Festival

Map of Lamitan City in Basilan

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Jim Hataman Salliman

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