Paracelis, Mountain Province

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceMountain Province
Barangay count9
Postal code2615
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)570.16 km2 (220.14 sq mi)
Population (2015)28,121
Density (2015)49 / km2 (128 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 11' North, 121° 24' East (17.1812, 121.4036)
Estimated elevation above sea level260.5 meters (854.4 feet)

Paracelis is a municipality in the landlocked province of Mountain Province.

The municipality has a land area of 570.16 square kilometers or 220.14 square miles which constitutes 26.43% of Mountain Province's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 28,121. This represented 18.19% of the total population of Mountain Province, or 1.63% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 49 inhabitants per square kilometer or 128 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Paracelis has 9 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)
Anonat8.69%2,4442,2657.90%1.46%
Bacarni9.78%2,7502,5995.81%1.08%
Bananao7.67%2,1562,195-1.78%-0.34%
Bantay17.96%5,0514,19120.52%3.62%
Bunot5.68%1,5961,693-5.73%-1.12%
Buringal8.68%2,4402,3722.87%0.54%
Butigue10.52%2,9592,9330.89%0.17%
Palitod9.75%2,7422,5417.91%1.46%
Poblacion21.28%5,9835,6875.20%0.97%
Paracelis Total28,12126,4766.21%1.15%

Historical population

The population of Paracelis grew from 5,666 in 1970 to 28,121 in 2015, an increase of 22,455 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.15%, or an increase of 1,645 people, from the previous population of 26,476 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,666
7,6796.29%
9,7294.84%
13,0272.96%
15,8823.78%
18,9853.90%
24,7053.70%
26,4762.55%
28,1211.15%

Location

The municipal center of Paracelis is situated at approximately 17° 11' North, 121° 24' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 260.5 meters or 854.4 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 Paracelis are Tabuk, Cauayan, Ilagan, Santiago, Tuguegarao, and Candon. The nearest municipalities are Natonin, Tanudan, Mallig, Aguinaldo, Roxas, and Quezon. Its distance from the national capital is 290.24 kilometers (180.35 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 290.24 kilometers (180.35 miles) to the South (S9°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 28,121, ranked 987 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 220.14 square kilometers, ranked 108 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 49 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,524 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.15%, ranked 949 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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