Sabtang, Province of Batanes

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceBatanes
Barangay count6
Postal code3904
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea, Luzon Strait
Area (2007)40.70 km2 (15.71 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,621
Density (2015)40 / km2 (103 / sq mi)
Coordinates20° 20' North, 121° 52' East (20.3324, 121.8735)
Estimated elevation above sea level15.7 meters (51.4 feet)

Sabtang is a coastal municipality in the island province of Batanes.

The municipality has a land area of 40.70 square kilometers or 15.71 square miles which constitutes 18.58% of Batanes's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,621. This represented 9.40% of the total population of Batanes province, or 0.05% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 40 inhabitants per square kilometer or 103 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sabtang has 6 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Chavayan9.69%157169-7.10%-1.39%
Malakdang14.44%234245-4.49%-0.87%
Nakanmuan8.76%1421345.97%1.11%
Savidug12.40%2011905.79%1.08%
Sinakan31.40%509552-7.79%-1.53%
Sumnanga23.32%3783478.93%1.64%
Sabtang Total1,6211,637-0.98%-0.19%

Historical population

The population of Sabtang fell from 1,766 in 1960 to 1,621 in 2015, a decrease of 145 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.19%, or a decrease of 16 people, from the previous population of 1,637 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,766
1,359-2.53%
1,3750.24%
1,4090.49%
1,7372.12%
1,434-3.53%
1,6783.43%
1,465-1.85%
1,6374.12%
1,621-0.19%

Location

The municipal center of Sabtang is situated at approximately 20° 20' North, 121° 52' East, in the island of Sabtang. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 15.7 meters or 51.4 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Sabtang are Laoag, Batac, Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Vigan, and Ilagan. The nearest municipalities are Ivana, Uyugan, Mahatao, Basco, Itbayat, and Calayan. Its distance from the national capital is 642.52 kilometers (399.24 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Ivana, Batanes, 6.03 kilometers (3.75 miles) to the Northeast (N45°E)
  • Uyugan, Batanes, 7.14 kilometers (4.44 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N74°E)
  • Mahatao, Batanes, 12.07 kilometers (7.50 miles) to the Northeast (N40°E)
  • Basco, Batanes, 16.50 kilometers (10.25 miles) to the Northeast (N37°E)
  • Itbayat, Batanes, 50.31 kilometers (31.26 miles) to the North (N4°W)
  • Calayan, Cagayan, 125.62 kilometers (78.06 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S19°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 642.52 kilometers (399.24 miles) to the South (S9°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,621, ranked 1,629 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 15.71 square kilometers, ranked 1,471 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 40 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,555 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.19%, ranked 1,571 out of 1,634

Notes

  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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