Batanes

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Batanes
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
Cities0
Municipalities6
Barangays29
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea, Luzon Strait (Bashi Channel), Balintang Channel
Area (2007)219.01 km2 (84.56 sq mi)
Population (2015)17,246
Density (2015)79 / km2 (204 / sq mi)

Batanes is a province in the Philippines situated in the Cagayan Valley region occupying the northeastern section of Luzon. Its capital is the Municipality of Basco.

The province has a land area of 219.01 square kilometers or 84.56 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 17,246. This represented 0.50% of the total population of the Cagayan Valley region, 0.03% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.02% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 79 inhabitants per square kilometer or 204 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Batanes is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Luzon Strait (Bashi Channel), Philippine Sea, Balintang Channel, and the South China Sea.

details
Map of the Philippines with Batanes highlighted in redMap of Batanes showing its component municipalitiesBascoItbayatIvanaMahataoSabtangUyugan

Local government units

Batanes has 6 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 29.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Bascomunicipality, capital8,5797,9071.57%49.46 km2 (19.10 sq mi)173 / km2 (449 / sq mi)6
Itbayatmunicipality2,8672,988-0.78%83.13 km2 (32.10 sq mi)34 / km2 (89 / sq mi)5
Ivanamunicipality1,3271,2491.16%16.54 km2 (6.39 sq mi)80 / km2 (208 / sq mi)4
Mahataomunicipality1,5551,583-0.34%12.90 km2 (4.98 sq mi)121 / km2 (312 / sq mi)4
Sabtangmunicipality1,6211,637-0.19%40.70 km2 (15.71 sq mi)40 / km2 (103 / sq mi)6
Uyuganmunicipality1,2971,2400.86%16.28 km2 (6.29 sq mi)80 / km2 (206 / sq mi)4
Batanes Total17,24616,6040.72%219.01 km2 (84.56 sq mi)79 / km2 (204 / sq mi)29

Historical population

The population of Batanes grew from 10,309 in 1960 to 17,246 in 2015, an increase of 6,937 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.72%, or an increase of 642 people, from the previous population of 16,604 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,293
8,214-0.06%
9,5120.74%
10,7051.22%
10,309-0.33%
11,3980.99%
11,8700.82%
12,0910.37%
15,0262.20%
14,180-1.08%
16,4673.26%
15,974-0.42%
16,6041.42%
17,2460.72%

National roads

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

Tertiary Roads

  • Airport-Mauyen Port Road
  • Basco Port Diversion Road
  • Basco Port Road
  • Basco-Contracosta Diversion Road
  • Basco-Contracosta Road
  • Basco-Itbud Diversion Road
  • Basco-Ivana Diversion Road
  • Basco-Mahatao-Ivana-Uyugan-Imnajbu Road
  • Mayan-Mauyen Airport Road
  • Mayan-Mauyen Port Road
  • Mayan-Mauyen-Chinapoliran Port Road
  • Mayan-Pagananaman Port Road
  • Radio Station Road
  • San Vicente-Savidug-Chavayan-Sumnanga-Nakanmuan Road
  • Uyugan-Mahatao Interior Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 17,246, ranked 81 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 84.56 square kilometers, ranked 81 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 79 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 72 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.72%, ranked 76 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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