Cagayan

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Cagayan
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
CapitalTuguegarao
Total local government units
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 per km2
(334 per sq. mi)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 1,199,320 representing 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 such 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.

Local government units

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

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Abulugmun32,497
(2.71%)
30,6751.10%162.60 km2
(62.78 sq mi)
200 per km2
(518 per sq mi)
20
Alcalamun38,883
(3.24%)
37,7730.55%187.20 km2
(72.28 sq mi)
208 per km2
(538 per sq mi)
25
Allacapanmun33,571
(2.80%)
31,6621.12%306.80 km2
(118.46 sq mi)
109 per km2
(283 per sq mi)
27
Amulungmun47,860
(3.99%)
45,1821.10%242.20 km2
(93.51 sq mi)
198 per km2
(512 per sq mi)
47
Aparrimun65,649
(5.47%)
61,1991.35%286.64 km2
(110.67 sq mi)
229 per km2
(593 per sq mi)
42
Baggaomun82,782
(6.90%)
78,1881.09%920.60 km2
(355.45 sq mi)
90 per km2
(233 per sq mi)
48
Ballesterosmun34,299
(2.86%)
32,2151.20%120.00 km2
(46.33 sq mi)
286 per km2
(740 per sq mi)
19
Bugueymun30,175
(2.52%)
28,4551.12%164.50 km2
(63.51 sq mi)
183 per km2
(475 per sq mi)
30
Calayanmun16,702
(1.39%)
16,2000.58%494.53 km2
(190.94 sq mi)
34 per km2
(87 per sq mi)
12
Camalaniuganmun24,923
(2.08%)
23,4041.20%76.50 km2
(29.54 sq mi)
326 per km2
(844 per sq mi)
28
Claveriamun29,921
(2.49%)
30,482-0.35%194.80 km2
(75.21 sq mi)
154 per km2
(398 per sq mi)
41
Enrilemun35,834
(2.99%)
32,5531.85%184.50 km2
(71.24 sq mi)
194 per km2
(503 per sq mi)
22
Gattaranmun56,661
(4.72%)
54,8480.62%707.50 km2
(273.17 sq mi)
80 per km2
(207 per sq mi)
50
Gonzagamun38,892
(3.24%)
36,3031.32%567.43 km2
(219.09 sq mi)
69 per km2
(178 per sq mi)
25
Iguigmun27,862
(2.32%)
25,5591.66%108.10 km2
(41.74 sq mi)
258 per km2
(668 per sq mi)
23
Lal-lomun44,506
(3.71%)
41,3881.39%702.80 km2
(271.35 sq mi)
63 per km2
(164 per sq mi)
35
Lasammun39,135
(3.26%)
36,9941.08%213.70 km2
(82.51 sq mi)
183 per km2
(474 per sq mi)
30
Pamplonamun23,596
(1.97%)
23,2360.29%173.30 km2
(66.91 sq mi)
136 per km2
(353 per sq mi)
18
Peñablancamun48,584
(4.05%)
42,7362.47%1,193.20 km2
(460.70 sq mi)
41 per km2
(105 per sq mi)
24
Piatmun23,597
(1.97%)
22,9610.52%139.60 km2
(53.90 sq mi)
169 per km2
(438 per sq mi)
18
Rizalmun17,994
(1.50%)
18,592-0.62%124.40 km2
(48.03 sq mi)
145 per km2
(375 per sq mi)
29
Sanchez-Miramun24,541
(2.05%)
23,2571.03%198.80 km2
(76.76 sq mi)
123 per km2
(320 per sq mi)
18
Santa Anamun32,906
(2.74%)
30,4581.48%441.30 km2
(170.39 sq mi)
75 per km2
(193 per sq mi)
16
Santa Praxedesmun4,154
(0.35%)
3,6462.51%109.97 km2
(42.46 sq mi)
38 per km2
(98 per sq mi)
10
Santa Teresitamun19,038
(1.59%)
17,6001.51%166.98 km2
(64.47 sq mi)
114 per km2
(295 per sq mi)
13
Santo Niñomun27,219
(2.27%)
26,1260.78%512.90 km2
(198.03 sq mi)
53 per km2
(137 per sq mi)
31
Solanamun82,502
(6.88%)
76,5961.42%234.60 km2
(90.58 sq mi)
352 per km2
(911 per sq mi)
38
Tuaomun61,535
(5.13%)
57,6201.26%215.50 km2
(83.21 sq mi)
286 per km2
(740 per sq mi)
32
Tuguegaraocity (CC), capital, regional center153,502
(12.80%)
138,8651.93%144.80 km2
(55.91 sq mi)
1,060 per km2
(2,746 per sq mi)
49
Cagayan Total1,199,3201,124,7731.23%9,295.75 km2
(3,589.11 sq mi)
129 per km2
(334 per 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2147,948
1918 Dec 31191,3201.64%
1939 Jan 1292,2702.14%
1948 Oct 1311,0880.64%
1960 Feb 15445,2893.20%
1970 May 6581,2372.64%
1975 May 1644,0752.08%
1980 May 1711,4762.01%
1990 May 1829,8671.55%
1995 Sep 1895,0501.43%
2000 May 1993,5802.26%
2007 Aug 11,072,5711.06%
2010 May 11,124,7731.74%
2015 Aug 11,199,3201.23%

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.
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