- Occidental Mindoro
Occidental Mindoro — Province —
Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Philippines Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B) Founded 1955 Capital Mamburao Government - Type Province of the Philippines - Governor Josephine Ramirez-Sato (NPC) - Vice Governor Mario Gene Mendiola (NPC) Area - Total 5,865.7 km2 (2,264.8 sq mi) Area rank 14th out of 80 Population (2007) - Total 421,592 - Rank 58th out of 80 - Density 71.9/km2 (186.2/sq mi) - Density rank 71st out of 80 Divisions - Independent cities 0 - Component cities 0 - Municipalities 11 - Barangays 162 - Districts Lone district of Occidental Mindoro Time zone PHT (UTC+8) ZIP Code Spoken languages Tagalog, Kamangyan, English
Occidental Mindoro (Filipino: Kanlurang Mindoro, "Western Mindoro"; Spanish: Mindoro Occidental) is a province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. "Home of the Indigenous Mangyans". Its capital is Mamburao and occupies the western half of the island of Mindoro, on the west by Apo East Pass, and on the south by the Mindoro Strait; Oriental Mindoro is at the eastern half. The South China Sea is to the west of the province and Palawan is located to the southwest, across Mindoro Strait. Batangas is to the north, separated by the Verde Island Passage.
Occidental Mindoro has two distinct weather types: rainy season and dry season. Rains begin to fall in the province in late May, intensifying through June, July, August, September and October, then gradually subsides in November. The months of August and September are the wettest period, with storms directly passing through the area.
On the other hand, the dry season starts in November, with rainfall subsiding in intensity, and altogether ceasing in January, February, March and April. March and April are the driest period, with cloudless skies and parched earth characterizing the general area.
Occidental Mindoro is subdivided into 11 municipalities.
Municipality No. of
Abra de Ilog 9 533.70 25,152 41.6 4th Class Calintaan 7 382.50 26,779 61.4 4th Class Looc 9 90.40 11,310 101.0 5th Class Lubang 16 250.06 28,267 91.6 4th Class Magsaysay 12 296.70 30,459 96.9 4th Class Mamburao 15 339.50 34,487 89.5 1st Class Paluan 12 565.40 13,718 21.3 4th Class Rizal 11 242.50 32,065 122.8 4th Class Sablayan 27 2,188.80 70,506 29.1 1st Class San Jose 38 551.93 118,807 201.1 1st Class Santa Cruz 11 438.41 30,402 61.3 3rd Class
* Provincial capital
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