Lasam, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count30
Postal code3524
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)213.70 km2 (82.51 sq mi)
Population (2015)39,135
Density (2015)183 / km2 (474 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 4' North, 121° 36' East (18.0645, 121.6015)
Estimated elevation above sea level16.3 meters (53.5 feet)

Lasam is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 213.70 square kilometers or 82.51 square miles which constitutes 2.30% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 39,135. This represented 3.26% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 1.13% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 183 inhabitants per square kilometer or 474 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lasam has 30 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)
Aggunetan3.15%1,2311,1437.70%1.42%
Alannay5.22%2,0422,0270.74%0.14%
Battalan3.05%1,1941,1384.92%0.92%
Cabatacan East4.63%1,8111,832-1.15%-0.22%
Cabatacan West4.57%1,7871,41726.11%4.52%
Calapangan Norte2.22%8698383.70%0.69%
Calapangan Sur2.02%7927791.67%0.32%
Callao Norte2.37%9298973.57%0.67%
Callao Sur2.39%9348974.12%0.77%
Cataliganan1.01%3963629.39%1.72%
Centro I4.95%1,9381,8962.22%0.42%
Centro II5.29%2,0722,236-7.33%-1.44%
Centro III5.21%2,0381,8897.89%1.46%
Finugo Norte1.14%445528-15.72%-3.20%
Gabun3.02%1,1801,1344.06%0.76%
Ignacio Jurado4.23%1,6571,5407.60%1.40%
Magsaysay4.02%1,5731,4399.31%1.71%
Malinta2.97%1,1621,0797.69%1.42%
Minanga Norte1.24%48442813.08%2.37%
Minanga Sur2.14%83775111.45%2.09%
Nabannagan East3.55%1,3901,21114.78%2.66%
Nabannagan West6.97%2,7262,6044.69%0.88%
New Orlins3.18%1,2461,10612.66%2.30%
Nicolas Agatep2.33%9128991.45%0.27%
Peru4.61%1,8031,7165.07%0.95%
San Pedro4.75%1,8591,7396.90%1.28%
Sicalao4.63%1,8121,51919.29%3.42%
Tagao1.13%44238215.71%2.82%
Tucalan Passing2.21%8638481.77%0.33%
Viga1.82%711720-1.25%-0.24%
Lasam Total39,13536,9945.79%1.08%

Historical population

The population of Lasam grew from 14,677 in 1960 to 39,135 in 2015, an increase of 24,458 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.08%, or an increase of 2,141 people, from the previous population of 36,994 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,677
18,9242.52%
22,1373.20%
23,0520.81%
27,3761.73%
30,2351.88%
34,0822.60%
36,6461.01%
36,9940.34%
39,1351.08%

Location

The municipal center of Lasam is situated at approximately 18° 4' North, 121° 36' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 16.3 meters or 53.5 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 Lasam are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Laoag, Batac, and Cauayan. The nearest municipalities are Gattaran, Lal-lo, Allacapan, Alcala, Santo Niño, and Baggao. Its distance from the national capital is 390.12 kilometers (242.41 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 390.12 kilometers (242.41 miles) to the South (S10°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 39,135, ranked 707 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 82.51 square kilometers, ranked 518 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 183 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,041 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.08%, ranked 1,011 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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