PHYSICAL INFORMATION
 

Town of Zamboanga del Norte edging the province of Misamis       Occidental. Surrounded by municipalities of Piρan, La Libertad and Sergio Osmeρa, it is one of the far-flung towns in the hinterland, it takes about 1.0-hour ride from Mutia to Dipolog City through Piρan and covering a distance 29 kilometers. On the north, it is bounded by the municipality of La Libertad, and Dapitan City; on the west the municipality of Piρan ; on the south the municipality of Sergio Osmeρa; and on the east the Province of Misamis Occidental

 

  A – 0 –5 – 7% plain to nearly level
 
B – 16 – 25 – Slightly rolling to rolling
 C – 26 – 50 – 43% Rolling to severely rolling
 D – 50 – Up – 25% Hilly to Mountaino

                         LAND AREA

The municipality of Mutia embraces 15 barangays with a total land area of 12,230.55 hectares. This figure is distributed as follows to the following barangays:
     
         1.     Poblacion (Urban)………………………… 2,102.53
          2.     Alvinda ……………………………………     602.00
          3.     Buenasuerte ………………………………… 2,192.00
          4.        Didland ……………………………………. 560.00
          5.        Head Tipan ………………………………… 941.00
          6.        Diolend …………………………………….. 447.00
          7.        New Casul …………………………………. 828.00
          8.        New Siquijor ……………………………….. 278.00
          9.        Newland ……………………………………. 641.00
          10.     Pasorio ……………………………………… 839.00
          11.     San Miguel ………………………………. 1,168.00
          12.     Tingland …………………………………… 146.00
          13.     Totongon …………………………………… 289.00
          14.     Tubac ………………………………………. 146.00
          15.     Unidos …………………………………….. 1,015.0

                                      
TOTAL – 12,230.55 Has.

                        RELIGIOUS SECTS

   The Subano tribes are the first permanent settlement in the municipality of Mutia and their language spoken. They made their homes along the river and below the evergreen forest and most of these earn their living by farming or raising livestock.  They cultivated their fields by using “Kaingin System” in which the land cleared by setting fire to the woody plant and bushes, after which the wholes are bored in the ground with pointed sticks, the seeds were then planted thereon.



                         MOTHER TONGUE

Some of theme are pagans and have a dialect of their own but most of theme who are educated to have been contact with Visayas, the speak Visayas and some speak English.

 
                  
FORESTRY

  The municipality of Mutia is 3,110 hectares classified as forestland. This is about 25% of the total land area. Close scrutiny of  these area declared as forestland reveal that about 1,000 hectares is devoted to other uses. Roughly 360 hectares for instance have become grassland after having been abandoned by “Kaingineros”. 

  The agricultural land area is 6,250 hectares is devoted to crop production. The biggest share of the agricultural area goes to coconut featuring 5,550 hectares. The second highest crop production is corn with 620 hectares. These are kinds of crops raised that satisfy the present food requirement as prescribed by the Food Nutrition Research Institute. Other food crops requirement such as rice, fruits, root crops and vegetables fall short of the required standard. In regards to rice, this could not cater needs of the rice eating population.

                                          
                                
MARKETING

There is no such tourist spot that can be found in the municipality 
in the sense that there are no tourist spots.

 

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