Romblon

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Romblon
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
CapitalRomblon
Total local government units
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 per km2
(495 per sq. mi)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 292,781 representing 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 such figures, the population density is computed at 191 inhabitants per square kilometer or 495 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

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

Local government units

Romblon has 17 municipalities and 0 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 219.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Alcantaramun16,351
(5.58%)
15,4281.11%60.12 km2
(23.21 sq mi)
272 per km2
(704 per sq mi)
12
Bantonmun5,536
(1.89%)
5,963-1.40%32.48 km2
(12.54 sq mi)
170 per km2
(441 per sq mi)
17
Cajidiocanmun21,861
(7.47%)
21,1980.59%201.85 km2
(77.93 sq mi)
108 per km2
(281 per sq mi)
14
Calatravamun10,275
(3.51%)
9,7760.95%86.70 km2
(33.48 sq mi)
119 per km2
(307 per sq mi)
7
Concepcionmun4,037
(1.38%)
4,445-1.82%19.82 km2
(7.65 sq mi)
204 per km2
(528 per sq mi)
9
Corcueramun10,283
(3.51%)
9,9350.66%28.53 km2
(11.02 sq mi)
360 per km2
(933 per sq mi)
15
Ferrolmun6,964
(2.38%)
6,8020.45%26.72 km2
(10.32 sq mi)
261 per km2
(675 per sq mi)
6
Loocmun22,262
(7.60%)
21,8410.36%132.82 km2
(51.28 sq mi)
168 per km2
(434 per sq mi)
12
Magdiwangmun14,142
(4.83%)
13,5840.77%100.75 km2
(38.90 sq mi)
140 per km2
(364 per sq mi)
9
Odionganmun45,367
(15.50%)
43,6760.73%185.67 km2
(71.69 sq mi)
244 per km2
(633 per sq mi)
25
Romblonmun, capital38,758
(13.24%)
37,9950.38%86.87 km2
(33.54 sq mi)
446 per km2
(1,156 per sq mi)
31
San Agustinmun22,598
(7.72%)
22,1160.41%140.48 km2
(54.24 sq mi)
161 per km2
(417 per sq mi)
15
San Andresmun15,589
(5.32%)
15,0280.70%112.00 km2
(43.24 sq mi)
139 per km2
(361 per sq mi)
13
San Fernandomun23,271
(7.95%)
22,4660.67%196.87 km2
(76.01 sq mi)
118 per km2
(306 per sq mi)
12
San Josemun10,881
(3.72%)
10,2941.06%22.05 km2
(8.51 sq mi)
493 per km2
(1,279 per sq mi)
5
Santa Femun16,098
(5.50%)
15,7000.48%63.52 km2
(24.53 sq mi)
253 per km2
(656 per sq mi)
11
Santa Mariamun8,508
(2.91%)
7,6831.96%36.20 km2
(13.98 sq mi)
235 per km2
(609 per sq mi)
6
Romblon Total292,781283,9300.59%1,533.45 km2
(592.07 sq mi)
191 per km2
(495 per 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 252,848
1918 Dec 3164,6101.28%
1939 Jan 199,3672.18%
1948 Oct 1108,8170.94%
1960 Feb 15131,6581.69%
1970 May 6167,0822.36%
1975 May 1182,2091.75%
1980 May 1193,1741.18%
1990 May 1227,6211.65%
1995 Sep 1244,6541.36%
2000 May 1264,3571.67%
2007 Aug 1279,7740.78%
2010 May 1283,9300.54%
2015 Aug 1292,7810.59%

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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