Ballesteros, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count19
Postal code3516
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBabuyan Channel [South China Sea]
Area (2007)120.00 km2 (46.33 sq mi)
Population (2015)34,299
Density (2015)286 / km2 (740 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 25' North, 121° 31' East (18.4100, 121.5152)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.7 meters (25.1 feet)

Ballesteros is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 120.00 square kilometers or 46.33 square miles which constitutes 1.29% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 34,299. This represented 2.86% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 0.99% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 286 inhabitants per square kilometer or 740 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Ballesteros has 19 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)
Ammubuan4.52%1,5501,39311.27%2.05%
Baran2.42%8307717.65%1.41%
Cabaritan East5.25%1,8011,7274.28%0.80%
Cabaritan West8.29%2,8442,6895.76%1.07%
Cabayu2.69%92278317.75%3.16%
Cabuluan East3.25%1,1151,0199.42%1.73%
Cabuluan West3.70%1,2691,1976.02%1.12%
Centro East11.55%3,9603,8383.18%0.60%
Centro West6.05%2,0751,9963.96%0.74%
Fugu7.81%2,6782,43210.12%1.85%
Mabuttal East3.96%1,3591,2806.17%1.15%
Mabuttal West3.11%1,0661,0105.54%1.03%
Nararagan5.47%1,8771,65313.55%2.45%
Palloc5.21%1,7881,6796.49%1.20%
Payagan East5.12%1,7551,6695.15%0.96%
Payagan West1.77%6065627.83%1.45%
San Juan4.22%1,4471,26414.48%2.61%
Santa Cruz10.64%3,6493,693-1.19%-0.23%
Zitanga4.98%1,7081,5609.49%1.74%
Ballesteros Total34,29932,2156.47%1.20%

Historical population

The population of Ballesteros grew from 16,111 in 1960 to 34,299 in 2015, an increase of 18,188 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.20%, or an increase of 2,084 people, from the previous population of 32,215 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,111
19,0421.65%
19,8670.85%
22,2542.29%
24,8491.11%
25,6440.59%
27,5341.54%
31,0441.67%
32,2151.36%
34,2991.20%

Location

The municipal center of Ballesteros is situated at approximately 18° 25' North, 121° 31' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.7 meters or 25.1 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 Ballesteros are Tuguegarao, Laoag, Tabuk, Batac, Ilagan, and Vigan. The nearest municipalities are Abulug, Aparri, Santa Marcela, Luna, Pamplona, and Allacapan. Its distance from the national capital is 426.52 kilometers (265.02 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Abulug, Cagayan, 7.16 kilometers (4.45 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)
  • Aparri, Cagayan, 14.15 kilometers (8.79 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S65°E)
  • Santa Marcela, Apayao, 16.05 kilometers (9.97 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S32°W)
  • Luna, Apayao, 17.38 kilometers (10.80 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S60°W)
  • Pamplona, Cagayan, 19.32 kilometers (12.00 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N72°W)
  • Allacapan, Cagayan, 20.80 kilometers (12.92 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S11°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 426.52 kilometers (265.02 miles) to the South (S8°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 34,299, ranked 817 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 46.33 square kilometers, ranked 902 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 286 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 711 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.20%, ranked 898 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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