Santa Marcela, Province of Apayao

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (180 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 17' North, 121° 26' East (18.2872, 121.4345)
Estimated elevation above sea level15.2 meters (49.7 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 13,613. This represented 11.42% of the total population of Apayao province, or 0.79% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 69 inhabitants per square kilometer or 180 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

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

Demographic profile of barangays
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. 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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,436
7,1855.76%
7,7681.57%
7,622-0.19%
8,7182.55%
9,8562.67%
11,7312.43%
12,0100.86%
13,6132.41%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Marcela is situated at approximately 18° 17' North, 121° 26' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 13,613, ranked 1,456 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 75.80 square kilometers, ranked 562 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 69 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,455 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.41%, ranked 227 out of 1,634

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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