Cagayan

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Cagayan
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
Cities1
Municipalities28
Barangays820
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Balintang Channel
Area (2007)9,295.75 km2 (3,589.11 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,199,320
Density (2015)129 / km2 (334 / sq mi)

Cagayan is a province in the Philippines situated in the Cagayan Valley region occupying the northeastern section of Luzon. Its capital is the City of Tuguegarao.

The province has a land area of 9,295.75 square kilometers or 3,589.11 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,199,320. This represented 34.75% of the total population of the Cagayan Valley region, 2.09% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 1.19% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 129 inhabitants per square kilometer or 334 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Cagayan is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Balintang Channel, Philippine Sea, Isabela, Kalinga, and Apayao, Ilocos Norte.

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Local government units

Cagayan has 28 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 820.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Abulugmunicipality32,49730,6751.10%162.60 km2 (62.78 sq mi)200 / km2 (518 / sq mi)20
Alcalamunicipality38,88337,7730.55%187.20 km2 (72.28 sq mi)208 / km2 (538 / sq mi)25
Allacapanmunicipality33,57131,6621.12%306.80 km2 (118.46 sq mi)109 / km2 (283 / sq mi)27
Amulungmunicipality47,86045,1821.10%242.20 km2 (93.51 sq mi)198 / km2 (512 / sq mi)47
Aparrimunicipality65,64961,1991.35%286.64 km2 (110.67 sq mi)229 / km2 (593 / sq mi)42
Baggaomunicipality82,78278,1881.09%920.60 km2 (355.45 sq mi)90 / km2 (233 / sq mi)48
Ballesterosmunicipality34,29932,2151.20%120.00 km2 (46.33 sq mi)286 / km2 (740 / sq mi)19
Bugueymunicipality30,17528,4551.12%164.50 km2 (63.51 sq mi)183 / km2 (475 / sq mi)30
Calayanmunicipality16,70216,2000.58%494.53 km2 (190.94 sq mi)34 / km2 (87 / sq mi)12
Camalaniuganmunicipality24,92323,4041.20%76.50 km2 (29.54 sq mi)326 / km2 (844 / sq mi)28
Claveriamunicipality29,92130,482-0.35%194.80 km2 (75.21 sq mi)154 / km2 (398 / sq mi)41
Enrilemunicipality35,83432,5531.85%184.50 km2 (71.24 sq mi)194 / km2 (503 / sq mi)22
Gattaranmunicipality56,66154,8480.62%707.50 km2 (273.17 sq mi)80 / km2 (207 / sq mi)50
Gonzagamunicipality38,89236,3031.32%567.43 km2 (219.09 sq mi)69 / km2 (178 / sq mi)25
Iguigmunicipality27,86225,5591.66%108.10 km2 (41.74 sq mi)258 / km2 (668 / sq mi)23
Lal-lomunicipality44,50641,3881.39%702.80 km2 (271.35 sq mi)63 / km2 (164 / sq mi)35
Lasammunicipality39,13536,9941.08%213.70 km2 (82.51 sq mi)183 / km2 (474 / sq mi)30
Pamplonamunicipality23,59623,2360.29%173.30 km2 (66.91 sq mi)136 / km2 (353 / sq mi)18
Peñablancamunicipality48,58442,7362.47%1,193.20 km2 (460.70 sq mi)41 / km2 (105 / sq mi)24
Piatmunicipality23,59722,9610.52%139.60 km2 (53.90 sq mi)169 / km2 (438 / sq mi)18
Rizalmunicipality17,99418,592-0.62%124.40 km2 (48.03 sq mi)145 / km2 (375 / sq mi)29
Sanchez-Miramunicipality24,54123,2571.03%198.80 km2 (76.76 sq mi)123 / km2 (320 / sq mi)18
Santa Anamunicipality32,90630,4581.48%441.30 km2 (170.39 sq mi)75 / km2 (193 / sq mi)16
Santa Praxedesmunicipality4,1543,6462.51%109.97 km2 (42.46 sq mi)38 / km2 (98 / sq mi)10
Santa Teresitamunicipality19,03817,6001.51%166.98 km2 (64.47 sq mi)114 / km2 (295 / sq mi)13
Santo Niñomunicipality27,21926,1260.78%512.90 km2 (198.03 sq mi)53 / km2 (137 / sq mi)31
Solanamunicipality82,50276,5961.42%234.60 km2 (90.58 sq mi)352 / km2 (911 / sq mi)38
Tuaomunicipality61,53557,6201.26%215.50 km2 (83.21 sq mi)286 / km2 (740 / sq mi)32
Tuguegaraocity (CC), capital, regional center153,502138,8651.93%144.80 km2 (55.91 sq mi)1,060 / km2 (2,746 / sq mi)49
Cagayan Total1,199,3201,124,7731.23%9,295.75 km2 (3,589.11 sq mi)129 / km2 (334 / sq mi)820

Historical population

The population of Cagayan grew from 445,289 in 1960 to 1,199,320 in 2015, an increase of 754,031 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.23%, or an increase of 74,547 people, from the previous population of 1,124,773 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
147,948
191,3201.64%
292,2702.14%
311,0880.64%
445,2893.20%
581,2372.64%
644,0752.08%
711,4762.01%
829,8671.55%
895,0501.43%
993,5802.26%
1,072,5711.06%
1,124,7731.74%
1,199,3201.23%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Cagayan as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Bangag-Magapit Road
  • Cagayan Valley Road
  • Cagayan-Apayao Road (Tuguegarao Section)
  • Junction Logac-Magapit Road
  • Kalinga-Cagayan Road (Calanan-Enrile Section)
  • Magapit Interchange Road
  • Manila North Road
  • Santiago-Tuguegarao Road (Junction Kalinga-Tuguegarao Section)
  • Santiago-Tuguegarao Road

Secondary Roads

  • Aparri Airport Road
  • Cagayan Valley Road (Junction Aparri Airport-Port Section)
  • Cagayan Valley Road (Magapit-Junction Aparri Airport Section)
  • Calog-Pudtol Road
  • Dugo-San Vicente Road (Dugo-Mission Section)
  • Dugo-San Vicente Road (Mission-Santa Ana Section)
  • Magapit-Mission Road
  • Tuguegarao Bypass Road
  • Tuguegarao City Airport Road
  • Tuguegarao Diversion Road 1
  • Tuguegarao Diversion Road 2

Tertiary Roads

  • Ayaga-Santa Marcela-Flora-Lasam Road
  • Baybayog-Baggao-Dalin-Santa Margarita Road
  • Cadcadir-Kabugao Road
  • Cagayan Valley Regional Center Road
  • Cagayan-Apayao Road (Tuao-Rizal Section)
  • Cagayan-Apayao Road
  • Claveria-Diaballo-Luzon-Cagayan Boundary Road
  • CVAC Road
  • CVR Regional Government Center Road Network
  • Gadu-Carilucud-Nabbotuan-Palao-Macutay Road
  • Junction Gattaran-Cumao-Capissayan-Santa Margarita-Bolos Point Road
  • Junction Logac-Lasam-Gagabutan Road
  • Junction Magapit-Capissayan Road
  • Lallo-Jurisdiction-Dugo-Camalaniugan Road
  • Manila North Road (Junction Bangag-Paruddun Section)
  • Peñablanca-Callao Cave Road
  • Port Irene Access Road
  • Sampaguita-Warat-La Suerte-Catarauan-Afusing Road
  • San Vicente-Gutan-Lubac-Anguib Road
  • Tuguegarao Cadre Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,199,320, ranked 22 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 3,589.11 square kilometers, ranked 7 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 129 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 59 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.23%, ranked 49 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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