Santa Marcela
Province of Apayao

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceApayao
Barangay count13
Postal code3811
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)196.32 km2
(75.80 sq. mi)
Population (2015)13,613
Density (2015)69 per km2
(180 per sq. mi)
Coordinates18° 17' North, 121° 26' East
(18.2872 ° N, 121.4345 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
15.2 meters
(49.7 feet)
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Santa Marcela is a municipality in the landlocked province of Apayao.

The municipality has a land area of 196.32 square kilometers or 75.80 square miles which constitutes 4.45% of Apayao's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 13,613 representing 11.42% of the total population of Apayao province, or 0.79% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 69 inhabitants per square kilometer or 180 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Santa Marcela has 13 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Barocboc10.64%1,4481,548-6.46%-1.26%
Consuelo7.62%1,03787119.06%3.38%
Emiliana5.77%785787-0.25%-0.05%
Imelda7.18%97885015.06%2.71%
Malekkeg8.38%1,14197017.63%3.14%
Marcela9.52%1,2961,12015.71%2.82%
Nueva5.90%80366221.30%3.74%
Panay7.12%96976626.50%4.58%
San Antonio6.04%8227992.88%0.54%
San Carlos10.21%1,3901,13822.14%3.88%
San Juan4.69%63846138.39%6.38%
San Mariano7.85%1,0699789.30%1.71%
Sipa Proper9.09%1,2371,06016.70%2.98%
Santa Marcela Total13,61312,01013.35%2.41%
Historical population

The population of Santa Marcela grew from 5,436 in 1970 to 13,613 in 2015, an increase of 8,177 people. Growth rate over this period fluctuated between the range of [-0.19%, 5.76%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.41%, or an increase of 1,603 people, from the previous population of 12,010 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 150
1970 May 65,436
1975 May 17,1855.76%
1980 May 17,7681.57%
1990 May 17,622-0.19%
1995 Sep 18,7182.55%
2000 May 19,8562.67%
2007 Aug 111,7312.43%
2010 May 112,0100.86%
2015 Aug 113,6132.41%
Map

The town center of Santa Marcela is situated at approximately 18° 17' North, 121° 26' East, which has an elevation estimated at 15.2 meters or 49.7 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Santa Marcela are Tuguegarao, Laoag, Tabuk, Batac, Ilagan, and Vigan. The nearest municipalities are Flora, Luna, Pudtol, Allacapan, Ballesteros, and Abulug. Its distance from the national capital is 411.95 kilometers (255.97 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Flora, Apayao, 8.17 kilometers (5.08 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S12°W)
  • Luna, Apayao, 8.13 kilometers (5.05 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)
  • Pudtol, Apayao, 8.47 kilometers (5.27 miles) to the Southwest (S50°W)
  • Allacapan, Cagayan, 14.39 kilometers (8.94 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S62°E)
  • Ballesteros, Cagayan, 16.05 kilometers (9.97 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N32°E)
  • Abulug, Cagayan, 17.48 kilometers (10.86 miles) to the North (N8°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 411.95 kilometers (255.97 miles) to the South (S7°W)

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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