Uyugan, Province of Batanes

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceBatanes
Barangay count4
Postal code3903
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea, Luzon Strait
Area (2007)16.28 km2 (6.29 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,297
Density (2015)80 / km2 (206 / sq mi)
Coordinates20° 21' North, 121° 56' East (20.3497, 121.9394)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.7 meters (44.8 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,297. This represented 7.52% of the total population of Batanes province, or 0.04% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 80 inhabitants per square kilometer or 206 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Uyugan has 4 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)
Imnajbu12.64%1641593.14%0.59%
Itbud37.16%4824634.10%0.77%
Kayuganan24.06%3122946.12%1.14%
Kayvaluganan26.14%3393244.63%0.87%
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,029
1,0580.27%
1,1151.06%
1,1220.13%
1,1980.66%
1,2651.02%
1,2680.05%
1,203-0.72%
1,2401.11%
1,2970.86%

Location

The municipal center of Uyugan is situated at approximately 20° 21' North, 121° 56' East, in the island of Batan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.7 meters or 44.8 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 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,297, ranked 1,633 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 6.29 square kilometers, ranked 1,607 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 80 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,406 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.86%, ranked 1,189 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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