Province of Batanes

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
Barangay count4
Postal code3903
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea, Luzon Strait
Area (2007)16.28 km2
(6.29 sq. mi)
Population (2015)1,297
Density (2015)80 per km2
(206 per sq. mi)
Coordinates20° 21' North, 121° 56' East
(20.3497 ° N, 121.9394 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
13.7 meters
(44.8 feet)
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Uyugan is a coastal municipality in the island province of Batanes.

The municipality has a land area of 16.28 square kilometers or 6.29 square miles which constitutes 7.43% of Batanes's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 1,297 representing 7.52% of the total population of Batanes province, or 0.04% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 80 inhabitants per square kilometer or 206 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Uyugan has 4 barangays as shown in the following table.



Growth Rate
Uyugan Total1,2971,2404.60%0.86%
Historical population

The population of Uyugan grew from 1,029 in 1960 to 1,297 in 2015, an increase of 268 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.86%, or an increase of 57 people, from the previous population of 1,240 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 151,029
1970 May 61,0580.27%
1975 May 11,1151.06%
1980 May 11,1220.13%
1990 May 11,1980.66%
1995 Sep 11,2651.02%
2000 May 11,2680.05%
2007 Aug 11,203-0.72%
2010 May 11,2401.11%
2015 Aug 11,2970.86%

The town center of Uyugan is situated at approximately 20° 21' North, 121° 56' East, which has an elevation estimated at 13.7 meters or 44.8 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 Uyugan are Laoag, Batac, Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Vigan, and Ilagan. The nearest municipalities are Ivana, Mahatao, Sabtang, Basco, Itbayat, and Calayan. Its distance from the national capital is 645.48 kilometers (401.08 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Ivana, Batanes, 3.54 kilometers (2.20 miles) to the Northwest (N48°W)
  • Mahatao, Batanes, 7.37 kilometers (4.58 miles) to the North (N7°E)
  • Sabtang, Batanes, 7.14 kilometers (4.44 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S74°W)
  • Basco, Batanes, 11.63 kilometers (7.23 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N16°E)
  • Itbayat, Batanes, 49.37 kilometers (30.67 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N12°W)
  • Calayan, Cagayan, 129.85 kilometers (80.68 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S22°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 645.48 kilometers (401.08 miles) to the South (S9°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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