Occidental Mindoro

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Occidental Mindoro
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
Cities0
Municipalities11
Barangays162
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea, Sulu Sea, Verde Island Passage, Mindoro Strait
Area (2007)5,865.71 km2 (2,264.76 sq mi)
Population (2015)487,414
Density (2015)83 / km2 (215 / sq mi)

Occidental Mindoro is a province in the Philippines situated in the MIMAROPA region grouped under the Luzon island group. Its capital is the Municipality of Mamburao.

The province has a land area of 5,865.71 square kilometers or 2,264.76 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 487,414. This represented 16.45% of the total population of the MIMAROPA region, 0.85% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.48% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 83 inhabitants per square kilometer or 215 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Occidental Mindoro is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Verde Island Passage, Oriental Mindoro, Sulu Sea, Mindoro Strait, and the South China Sea.

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Map of the Philippines with Occidental Mindoro highlighted in redMap of Occidental Mindoro showing its component municipalitiesAbra de IlogCalintaanLoocLubangMagsaysayMamburaoPaluanRizalSablayanSan JoseSanta Cruz

Local government units

Occidental Mindoro has 11 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 162.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Abra de Ilogmunicipality31,30629,2251.32%533.70 km2 (206.06 sq mi)59 / km2 (152 / sq mi)9
Calintaanmunicipality29,82628,1481.11%382.50 km2 (147.68 sq mi)78 / km2 (202 / sq mi)7
Loocmunicipality10,1179,7580.69%132.30 km2 (51.08 sq mi)76 / km2 (198 / sq mi)9
Lubangmunicipality18,80323,068-3.82%113.10 km2 (43.67 sq mi)166 / km2 (431 / sq mi)16
Magsaysaymunicipality36,01631,9692.30%296.70 km2 (114.56 sq mi)121 / km2 (314 / sq mi)12
Mamburaomunicipality, capital42,97539,2371.75%283.51 km2 (109.46 sq mi)152 / km2 (393 / sq mi)15
Paluanmunicipality16,02515,2230.98%564.50 km2 (217.95 sq mi)28 / km2 (74 / sq mi)12
Rizalmunicipality38,26334,4582.01%242.50 km2 (93.63 sq mi)158 / km2 (409 / sq mi)11
Sablayanmunicipality83,16976,1531.69%2,188.80 km2 (845.10 sq mi)38 / km2 (98 / sq mi)22
San Josemunicipality143,430131,1881.71%446.70 km2 (172.47 sq mi)321 / km2 (832 / sq mi)38
Santa Cruzmunicipality37,48434,5441.57%681.40 km2 (263.09 sq mi)55 / km2 (142 / sq mi)11
Occidental Mindoro Total487,414452,9711.41%5,865.71 km2 (2,264.76 sq mi)83 / km2 (215 / sq mi)162

Historical population

The population of Occidental Mindoro grew from 84,316 in 1960 to 487,414 in 2015, an increase of 403,098 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.40%, or an increase of 34,443 people, from the previous population of 452,971 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,223
28,1934.90%
39,0391.64%
43,1491.03%
84,3166.07%
144,0325.38%
185,7875.24%
222,4313.66%
282,5932.42%
339,6053.50%
380,2502.45%
421,9521.45%
452,9712.62%
487,4141.40%

National roads

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

Secondary Roads

  • Junction MWCR-San Jose Airport-Junction Bubog Road
  • Mamburao-Airport Road
  • Mindoro Oriental/Occidental East Coastal Road
  • Mindoro West Coastal Road
  • San Jose-Caminawit Port Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Bulacan-Talaotao Road
  • Bulalacao-San Jose-Junction Mapaya Road
  • Crossing MWCR (Pola)-Casague-Junction Alacaak Road
  • Junction Lubang-Binakas-Barac Road
  • Junction MWCR (Bagong Silang)-Cabacao Diversion Road
  • Junction MWCR (Labangan)-Murtha-Junction Iriron Road
  • Junction MWCR (San Isidro)-Penal Colony-Junction Yapang Road
  • Junction MWCR (Tibag)-Wawa Road
  • Junction TLLR-Agcawayan Road
  • Junction TLLR-Binacas Road
  • Junction TLLR-Burol Road
  • Junction TLLR-Kusang Loob Road
  • Junction TLLR-Tanggal Road
  • Junction TLLR-Tilik Road
  • Junction TLLR-Tumibo-Lubang-Binacas Road
  • Libis Lighthouse-Buli Lighthouse Road
  • Sablayan Penal Colony Road
  • Tagbac-Lubang-Looc Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 487,414, ranked 56 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 2,264.76 square kilometers, ranked 14 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 83 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 70 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.41%, ranked 31 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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