Jimenez, Misamis Occidental
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Jimenez, Misamis Occidental
Municipality of Jimenez
Official seal of Jimenez
Map of Misamis Occidental with Jimenez highlighted
Map of Misamis Occidental with Jimenez highlighted
Jimenez is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°20?00?N 123°50?00?E / 8.3333333°N 123.8333333°E / 8.3333333; 123.8333333Coordinates: 8°20?00?N 123°50?00?E / 8.3333333°N 123.8333333°E / 8.3333333; 123.8333333
Country Philippines
RegionNorthern Mindanao
ProvinceMisamis Occidental
District1st District
FoundedApril 7, 1900
Barangays24 (see Barangays)
 o Type
 o MayorRosario K. Balais
 o Vice MayorJoselito C. Chiong
 o CongressmanDiego C. Ty
 o Electorate20,027 voters (2019)
 o Total81.43 km2 (31.44 sq mi)
(2015 census)[3]
 o Total27,654
 o Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
 o Income class3rd municipal income class
 o Poverty incidence23.63% (2015)[4]
 o Revenue (?)91,501,097.10 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
+63 (0)88
Climate typetropical climate
Native languagesSubanon language

Jimenez, officially the Municipality of Jimenez, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 27,654 people.[3]

Within the predominantly Catholic town lies the Church of Saint John the Baptist which is one of the oldest monuments in the Philippines. Many Jimeneznons live outside the country but have retained close ties to the town, with "balikbayans" offering community service and philanthropy, and others taking up residence upon retirement abroad.

The heritage town is one of the best preserved colonial towns in the entire Philippines. The conservation, preservation, and restoration of the town's heritage structures such as the church and ancestral houses are the main focus of the local government. The town is being pushed to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Jimenez is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.


In the 2015 census, the population of Jimenez was 27,654 people,[3] with a density of 340 inhabitants per square kilometre or 880 inhabitants per square mile.


Jimenez has three major high schools including School of Saint John the Baptist, Jimenez Bethel Institute, and a public high school located in barangay Corrales.

List of presumed Cultural Properties of the Philippines in Jimenez

The following table lists down built heritage structures as identified by the local government of Jimenez:

This table lists down built heritage structures not formally identified by the local government of Jimenez but are pursuant to the Republic Act No. 10066 or the National Heritage Law of 2009:


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Misamis Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903-2007). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Misamis Occidental". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 2016.

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