Marinduque

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Marinduque
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
CapitalBoac
Total local government units
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 per km2
(638 per sq. mi)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 234,521 representing 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 such 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.

Map of the Philippines with Marinduque highlighted in redMap of Marinduque showing its component municipalitiesBoacBuenavistaGasanMogpogSanta CruzTorrijos
Local government units

Marinduque has 6 municipalities and 0 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 218.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Boacmun, capital54,730
(23.34%)
52,8920.65%212.70 km2
(82.12 sq mi)
257 per km2
(666 per sq mi)
61
Buenavistamun23,988
(10.23%)
23,1110.71%81.25 km2
(31.37 sq mi)
295 per km2
(765 per sq mi)
15
Gasanmun34,828
(14.85%)
33,4020.80%100.88 km2
(38.95 sq mi)
345 per km2
(894 per sq mi)
25
Mogpogmun34,043
(14.52%)
33,3840.37%108.06 km2
(41.72 sq mi)
315 per km2
(816 per sq mi)
37
Santa Cruzmun56,408
(24.05%)
55,6730.25%270.77 km2
(104.54 sq mi)
208 per km2
(540 per sq mi)
55
Torrijosmun30,524
(13.02%)
29,3660.74%178.92 km2
(69.08 sq mi)
171 per km2
(442 per sq mi)
25
Marinduque Total234,521227,8280.55%952.58 km2
(367.79 sq mi)
246 per km2
(638 per 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 251,674
1918 Dec 3156,8680.61%
1939 Jan 181,7681.83%
1948 Oct 185,8280.50%
1960 Feb 15114,5862.57%
1970 May 6144,1092.27%
1975 May 1162,8042.48%
1980 May 1173,7151.31%
1990 May 1185,5240.66%
1995 Sep 1199,9101.41%
2000 May 1217,3921.81%
2007 Aug 1229,6360.76%
2010 May 1227,828-0.29%
2015 Aug 1234,5210.55%

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.
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