Province of Batanes

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
Barangay count5
Postal code3905
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea, Luzon Strait
Area (2007)83.13 km2
(32.10 sq. mi)
Population (2015)2,867
Density (2015)34 per km2
(89 per sq. mi)
Coordinates20° 47' North, 121° 50' East
(20.7858 ° N, 121.8407 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
98.8 meters
(323.9 feet)
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Itbayat is a coastal municipality in the island province of Batanes.

The municipality has a land area of 83.13 square kilometers or 32.10 square miles which constitutes 37.96% of Batanes's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 2,867 representing 16.62% of the total population of Batanes province, or 0.08% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 34 inhabitants per square kilometer or 89 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Itbayat has 5 barangays as shown in the following table.



Growth Rate
San Rafael25.99%745789-5.58%-1.09%
Santa Lucia14.72%422478-11.72%-2.34%
Santa Maria16.15%4634385.71%1.06%
Santa Rosa26.93%772841-8.20%-1.62%
Itbayat Total2,8672,988-4.05%-0.78%
Historical population

The population of Itbayat grew from 2,365 in 1960 to 2,867 in 2015, an increase of 502 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.78%, or a decrease of 121 people, from the previous population of 2,988 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 152,365
1970 May 62,7601.52%
1975 May 12,9781.54%
1980 May 12,859-0.81%
1990 May 13,4481.89%
1995 Sep 13,129-1.80%
2000 May 13,6163.15%
2007 Aug 13,069-2.24%
2010 May 12,988-0.97%
2015 Aug 12,867-0.78%

The town center of Itbayat is situated at approximately 20° 47' North, 121° 50' East, which has an elevation estimated at 98.8 meters or 323.9 feet above mean sea level.


Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Itbayat are Laoag, Batac, Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Vigan, and Ilagan. The nearest municipalities are Basco, Mahatao, Ivana, Uyugan, Sabtang, and Calayan. Its distance from the national capital is 691.72 kilometers (429.81 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Basco, Batanes, 39.43 kilometers (24.50 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)
  • Mahatao, Batanes, 42.46 kilometers (26.38 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S15°E)
  • Ivana, Batanes, 46.55 kilometers (28.92 miles) to the South (S9°E)
  • Uyugan, Batanes, 49.37 kilometers (30.67 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)
  • Sabtang, Batanes, 50.31 kilometers (31.26 miles) to the South (S4°E)
  • Calayan, Cagayan, 172.97 kilometers (107.48 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S13°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 691.72 kilometers (429.81 miles) to the South (S8°W)


  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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