Marinduque

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Marinduque
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
Cities0
Municipalities6
Barangays218
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea, Verde Island Passage
Area (2007)952.58 km2 (367.79 sq mi)
Population (2015)234,521
Density (2015)246 / km2 (638 / sq mi)

Marinduque is a province in the Philippines situated in the MIMAROPA region grouped under the Luzon island group. Its capital is the Municipality of Boac.

The province has a land area of 952.58 square kilometers or 367.79 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 234,521. This represented 7.91% of the total population of the MIMAROPA region, 0.41% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.23% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 246 inhabitants per square kilometer or 638 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Marinduque is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Tayabas Bay, Sibuyan Sea, and the Verde Island Passage.

details
Map of the Philippines with Marinduque highlighted in redMap of Marinduque showing its component municipalitiesBoacBuenavistaGasanMogpogSanta CruzTorrijos

Local government units

Marinduque has 6 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 218.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Boacmunicipality, capital54,73052,8920.65%212.70 km2 (82.12 sq mi)257 / km2 (666 / sq mi)61
Buenavistamunicipality23,98823,1110.71%81.25 km2 (31.37 sq mi)295 / km2 (765 / sq mi)15
Gasanmunicipality34,82833,4020.80%100.88 km2 (38.95 sq mi)345 / km2 (894 / sq mi)25
Mogpogmunicipality34,04333,3840.37%108.06 km2 (41.72 sq mi)315 / km2 (816 / sq mi)37
Santa Cruzmunicipality56,40855,6730.25%270.77 km2 (104.54 sq mi)208 / km2 (540 / sq mi)55
Torrijosmunicipality30,52429,3660.74%178.92 km2 (69.08 sq mi)171 / km2 (442 / sq mi)25
Marinduque Total234,521227,8280.55%952.58 km2 (367.79 sq mi)246 / km2 (638 / sq mi)218

Historical population

The population of Marinduque grew from 114,586 in 1960 to 234,521 in 2015, an increase of 119,935 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.55%, or an increase of 6,693 people, from the previous population of 227,828 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
51,674
56,8680.61%
81,7681.83%
85,8280.50%
114,5862.57%
144,1092.27%
162,8042.48%
173,7151.31%
185,5240.66%
199,9101.41%
217,3921.81%
229,6360.76%
227,828-0.29%
234,5210.55%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Marinduque as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Secondary Roads

  • Marinduque Circumferential Road
  • Masiga Airport Road
  • Mogpog-Balanacan Port Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Dr. Damian Reyes Road (Boac Side)
  • Dr. Damian Reyes Road (Torrijos Side)
  • Tigwi-Dampulan-Lipata-Yook-Buenavista Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 234,521, ranked 69 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 367.79 square kilometers, ranked 76 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 246 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 33 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.55%, ranked 78 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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