2.0 MUNICIPAL OVERVIEW
2.1 Geographic Location and Features
- Location Map of Titay
Map 1- Location Map of Titay
The Municipality of Titay is located in the second district of Zamboanga Sibugay among the town of the western municipalities. It is the last municipality going to Zamboanga Del Norte. It is located about 147 kilometers away from Pagadian City and about 154 Kilometers to Zambaonga City and about 178 km. to Dipolog City. Titay is bounded on the North by the municipalities of Gutalac and Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte; on South of R. T. Lim and Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay; on the East by Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay and on the west by Baliguian and Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte. The town Poblacion is specifically located at 7°48’30″N to 7°54’0″ latitude and 122°24’30″E to 122°35’30″E longitude.
Municipality of Titay can be reached by passengers from adjacent municipalities by the use of land transportation.
Titay has 30 barangays. These barangays are Achasol, Azusano, Bangco, Camanga, Culasian, Dalisay Dalangin, Dalangin Muslim, Gomotoc, Imelda, Kipit, Kitabog, La Libertad, Longilog, Malagandis, Mabini, Mate, Moalboal, Namnama, New Canaan, San Antonio, Supit, San Isidro, Palomoc, Poblacion, Poblacion Muslim, Pulidan and Tugop, Tugop Muslim, and Santa Fe.
2.1.2 Land Area
Titay has land classification of forest lands which has an area of 15,602 hectares and alienable and disposable with an area of 20,635 hectares which make a total area of the municipality of 36,237 hectares.
The climate of the municipality is belonging to Type IV with no distinct dry or wet season, which is favorable to the cultivation of crops. Moderate rain is experienced in the month of April and gradually gaining momentum in May and June. Heavy rains start from the month of July to August and gradually decline from September to January. Average monthly rainfall is pegged at 165.13mm, and tenths. Dry months start January to April with intermittent rain during new moons of each month.
Temperature in the municipality is fairly warm throughout the year. The relative humidity is comparatively high and uniform. Temperature is high during the months of April to May and low during the rainy months of August and September.
Titay is outside the typhoon belt area, occurrence of typhoon is not experienced in the locality, instead minor occurrence of weather depression with strong winds and rains are felt. Prevailing wind during the summer months called “Amihan”, blows towards the north during the rainy months.
2.1.4 Topography and Soils
Almost one-third of the total land of area of the town is characterized as mountainous and mountain ranges. The remaining areas are composed of undulating rolling hills and steep slopes forming a valley of approximately 18,000 hectares.