Gattaran, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count50
Postal code3508
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)707.50 km2 (273.17 sq mi)
Population (2015)56,661
Density (2015)80 / km2 (207 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 4' North, 121° 39' East (18.0614, 121.6433)
Estimated elevation above sea level14.3 meters (46.8 feet)

Gattaran is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 707.50 square kilometers or 273.17 square miles which constitutes 7.61% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 56,661. This represented 4.72% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 1.64% 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 207 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Gattaran has 50 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)
Abra1.73%98188710.60%1.94%
Aguiguican3.00%1,6991,718-1.11%-0.21%
Bangatan Ngagan1.63%921997-7.62%-1.50%
Baracaoit5.51%3,1202,9934.24%0.79%
Baraoidan1.68%9521,026-7.21%-1.42%
Barbarit1.65%937968-3.20%-0.62%
Basao2.23%1,2611,11912.69%2.30%
Bolos Point1.48%841962-12.58%-2.53%
Cabayu0.67%38130724.10%4.20%
Calaoagan Bassit2.17%1,2321,268-2.84%-0.55%
Calaoagan Dackel2.14%1,2141,1753.32%0.62%
Capiddigan1.12%6345858.38%1.54%
Capissayan Norte4.37%2,4772,17114.09%2.54%
Capissayan Sur2.02%1,1431,1003.91%0.73%
Casicallan Norte1.41%8017595.53%1.03%
Casicallan Sur1.14%644702-8.26%-1.63%
Centro Norte2.45%1,3881,23212.66%2.30%
Centro Sur3.37%1,9111,9010.53%0.10%
Cullit1.62%9169090.77%0.15%
Cumao2.36%1,3351,2655.53%1.03%
Cunig1.34%7626939.96%1.82%
Dummun2.23%1,2661,2570.72%0.14%
Fugu0.75%42334821.55%3.79%
Ganzano1.27%72060119.80%3.50%
Guising1.95%1,1061,0218.33%1.53%
L. Adviento1.51%8557849.06%1.66%
Langgan0.29%1661660.00%0.00%
Lapogan3.29%1,8621,8600.11%0.02%
Mabuno5.97%3,3803,558-5.00%-0.97%
Nabaccayan3.19%1,8051,7642.32%0.44%
Naddungan2.70%1,5301,5150.99%0.19%
Nagatutuan0.97%548615-10.89%-2.17%
Nassiping1.92%1,0901,0484.01%0.75%
Newagac3.92%2,2192,00510.67%1.95%
Palagao Norte3.47%1,9681,9431.29%0.24%
Palagao Sur1.88%1,0641,0303.30%0.62%
Piña Este2.12%1,2021,03316.36%2.93%
Piña Weste2.58%1,4621,3845.64%1.05%
San Carlos1.70%96681618.38%3.27%
San Vicente2.70%1,5281,550-1.42%-0.27%
Santa Ana0.58%33029113.40%2.42%
Santa Maria1.50%8507828.70%1.60%
Sidem0.74%420591-28.93%-6.30%
T. Elizaga0.45%2562368.47%1.56%
Tagumay1.55%881918-4.03%-0.78%
Takiki1.00%5645208.46%1.56%
Taligan1.25%70758620.65%3.64%
Tanglagan2.49%1,4091,3256.34%1.18%
Tubungan Este0.60%339392-13.52%-2.73%
Tubungan Weste0.34%19517213.37%2.42%
Gattaran Total56,66154,8483.31%0.62%

Historical population

The population of Gattaran grew from 20,837 in 1960 to 56,661 in 2015, an increase of 35,824 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.62%, or an increase of 1,813 people, from the previous population of 54,848 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
20,837
29,2413.37%
34,5953.43%
35,4770.50%
41,5651.60%
44,0341.09%
47,8041.78%
50,2690.70%
54,8483.22%
56,6610.62%

Location

The municipal center of Gattaran is situated at approximately 18° 4' North, 121° 39' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 14.3 meters or 46.8 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 Gattaran are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Laoag, Batac, and Cauayan. The nearest municipalities are Lasam, Lal-lo, Alcala, Baggao, Allacapan, and Santo Niño. Its distance from the national capital is 390.57 kilometers (242.69 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 390.57 kilometers (242.69 miles) to the South (S10°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 56,661, ranked 444 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 273.17 square kilometers, ranked 60 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): 0.62%, ranked 1,339 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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