Sabtang
Province of Batanes

Summary data
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 per km2
(103 per sq. mi)
Coordinates20° 20' North, 121° 52' East
(20.3324 ° N, 121.8735 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
15.7 meters
(51.4 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 1,621 representing 9.40% of the total population of Batanes province, or 0.05% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 40 inhabitants per square kilometer or 103 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Sabtang has 6 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 151,766
1970 May 61,359-2.53%
1975 May 11,3750.24%
1980 May 11,4090.49%
1990 May 11,7372.12%
1995 Sep 11,434-3.53%
2000 May 11,6783.43%
2007 Aug 11,465-1.85%
2010 May 11,6374.12%
2015 Aug 11,621-0.19%
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The town center of Sabtang is situated at approximately 20° 20' North, 121° 52' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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