Calayan, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count12
Postal code3520
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBabuyan Channel [South China Sea]
Area (2007)494.53 km2 (190.94 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,702
Density (2015)34 / km2 (87 / sq mi)
Coordinates19° 16' North, 121° 29' East (19.2619, 121.4758)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.8 meters (35.3 feet)

Calayan is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 494.53 square kilometers or 190.94 square miles which constitutes 5.32% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,702. This represented 1.39% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 0.48% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 34 inhabitants per square kilometer or 87 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Calayan has 12 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)
Babuyan Claro9.41%1,5711,42310.40%1.90%
Balatubat10.02%1,6731,6521.27%0.24%
Cabudadan5.32%8888632.90%0.55%
Centro II4.40%735797-7.78%-1.53%
Dadao11.09%1,8531,8042.72%0.51%
Dalupiri2.83%472611-22.75%-4.80%
Dibay11.10%1,8541,8440.54%0.10%
Dilam10.12%1,6901,40919.94%3.52%
Magsidel9.89%1,6521,6172.16%0.41%
Minabel11.44%1,9111,69113.01%2.36%
Naguilian8.88%1,4831,4631.37%0.26%
Poblacion5.51%9201,026-10.33%-2.05%
Calayan Total16,70216,2003.10%0.58%

Historical population

The population of Calayan grew from 4,586 in 1960 to 16,702 in 2015, an increase of 12,116 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.58%, or an increase of 502 people, from the previous population of 16,200 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,586
6,7823.90%
8,2343.97%
8,9691.72%
11,2222.27%
12,2431.64%
14,3093.40%
16,2331.76%
16,200-0.07%
16,7020.58%

Location

The municipal center of Calayan is situated at approximately 19° 16' North, 121° 29' East, in the island of Calayan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.8 meters or 35.3 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 Calayan are Laoag, Batac, Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Vigan, and Ilagan. The nearest municipalities are Sanchez-Mira, Claveria, Pamplona, Abulug, Santa Praxedes, and Ballesteros. Its distance from the national capital is 519.66 kilometers (322.90 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 519.66 kilometers (322.90 miles) to the South (S6°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,702, ranked 1,362 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 190.94 square kilometers, ranked 153 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 34 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,580 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.58%, ranked 1,362 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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