Romblon

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Romblon
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
Cities0
Municipalities17
Barangays219
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea, Tablas Strait
Area (2007)1,533.45 km2 (592.07 sq mi)
Population (2015)292,781
Density (2015)191 / km2 (495 / sq mi)

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

The province has a land area of 1,533.45 square kilometers or 592.07 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 292,781. This represented 9.88% of the total population of the MIMAROPA region, 0.51% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.29% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 191 inhabitants per square kilometer or 495 inhabitants per square mile.

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Romblon is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Sibuyan Sea, and the Tablas Strait.

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Local government units

Romblon has 17 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 219.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Alcantaramunicipality16,35115,4281.11%60.12 km2 (23.21 sq mi)272 / km2 (704 / sq mi)12
Bantonmunicipality5,5365,963-1.40%32.48 km2 (12.54 sq mi)170 / km2 (441 / sq mi)17
Cajidiocanmunicipality21,86121,1980.59%201.85 km2 (77.93 sq mi)108 / km2 (281 / sq mi)14
Calatravamunicipality10,2759,7760.95%86.70 km2 (33.48 sq mi)119 / km2 (307 / sq mi)7
Concepcionmunicipality4,0374,445-1.82%19.82 km2 (7.65 sq mi)204 / km2 (528 / sq mi)9
Corcueramunicipality10,2839,9350.66%28.53 km2 (11.02 sq mi)360 / km2 (933 / sq mi)15
Ferrolmunicipality6,9646,8020.45%26.72 km2 (10.32 sq mi)261 / km2 (675 / sq mi)6
Loocmunicipality22,26221,8410.36%132.82 km2 (51.28 sq mi)168 / km2 (434 / sq mi)12
Magdiwangmunicipality14,14213,5840.77%100.75 km2 (38.90 sq mi)140 / km2 (364 / sq mi)9
Odionganmunicipality45,36743,6760.73%185.67 km2 (71.69 sq mi)244 / km2 (633 / sq mi)25
Romblonmunicipality, capital38,75837,9950.38%86.87 km2 (33.54 sq mi)446 / km2 (1,156 / sq mi)31
San Agustinmunicipality22,59822,1160.41%140.48 km2 (54.24 sq mi)161 / km2 (417 / sq mi)15
San Andresmunicipality15,58915,0280.70%112.00 km2 (43.24 sq mi)139 / km2 (361 / sq mi)13
San Fernandomunicipality23,27122,4660.67%196.87 km2 (76.01 sq mi)118 / km2 (306 / sq mi)12
San Josemunicipality10,88110,2941.06%22.05 km2 (8.51 sq mi)493 / km2 (1,279 / sq mi)5
Santa Femunicipality16,09815,7000.48%63.52 km2 (24.53 sq mi)253 / km2 (656 / sq mi)11
Santa Mariamunicipality8,5087,6831.96%36.20 km2 (13.98 sq mi)235 / km2 (609 / sq mi)6
Romblon Total292,781283,9300.59%1,533.45 km2 (592.07 sq mi)191 / km2 (495 / sq mi)219

Historical population

The population of Romblon grew from 131,658 in 1960 to 292,781 in 2015, an increase of 161,123 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.59%, or an increase of 8,851 people, from the previous population of 283,930 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
52,848
64,6101.28%
99,3672.18%
108,8170.94%
131,6581.69%
167,0822.36%
182,2091.75%
193,1741.18%
227,6211.65%
244,6541.36%
264,3571.67%
279,7740.78%
283,9300.54%
292,7810.59%

National roads

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

Secondary Roads

  • Romblon Port Road
  • Romblon-Cogon-Sablayan Road
  • Sibuyan Circumferential Road
  • Tablas Circumferential Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Ambulong Port Road
  • Azagra Port Road
  • Batiano-Poctoy Port Road
  • Cajidiocan Port Road
  • Carmen Port Road
  • Concepcion East-West Road
  • Dapawan-Torrel Road
  • Junction Guinhayaan-Malbog Port Road
  • Junction Linawan-Mablaran Falls Road
  • Junction TCR-Batiano Complex Road
  • Looc (Cogon Tulay)-Odiongan Road
  • Lubi-Binoog Road
  • Odiongan-East-West Road
  • Parpagoha (Marigondon)-Binoog Road
  • San Agustin Port Road
  • Tugdan Airport Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 292,781, ranked 66 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 592.07 square kilometers, ranked 70 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 191 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 44 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.59%, ranked 77 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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