Pamplona, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count18
Postal code3522
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBabuyan Channel [South China Sea]
Area (2007)173.30 km2 (66.91 sq mi)
Population (2015)23,596
Density (2015)136 / km2 (353 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 28' North, 121° 20' East (18.4637, 121.3412)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.0 meters (23.1 feet)

Pamplona is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 173.30 square kilometers or 66.91 square miles which constitutes 1.86% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 23,596. This represented 1.97% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 0.68% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 136 inhabitants per square kilometer or 353 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pamplona has 18 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)
Abanqueruan3.98%938996-5.82%-1.14%
Allasitan4.71%1,1121,127-1.33%-0.25%
Bagu9.45%2,2292,2071.00%0.19%
Balingit3.70%8728561.87%0.35%
Bidduang8.96%2,1152,342-9.69%-1.92%
Cabaggan3.06%7236806.32%1.17%
Capalalian3.11%7347251.24%0.24%
Casitan3.53%8338162.08%0.39%
Centro4.55%1,0741,086-1.10%-0.21%
Curva16.80%3,9643,6997.16%1.33%
Gattu1.66%391410-4.63%-0.90%
Masi8.47%1,9981,8925.60%1.04%
Nagattatan6.37%1,5041,4434.23%0.79%
Nagtupacan2.61%61651918.69%3.32%
San Juan2.96%698731-4.51%-0.88%
Santa Cruz10.73%2,5322,3189.23%1.70%
Tabba2.53%598709-15.66%-3.19%
Tupanna2.82%665680-2.21%-0.42%
Pamplona Total23,59623,2361.55%0.29%

Historical population

The population of Pamplona grew from 10,026 in 1960 to 23,596 in 2015, an increase of 13,570 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.29%, or an increase of 360 people, from the previous population of 23,236 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,026
13,5683.00%
14,9651.99%
17,6033.30%
16,775-0.48%
18,1071.44%
20,1422.31%
21,8891.15%
23,2362.20%
23,5960.29%

Location

The municipal center of Pamplona is situated at approximately 18° 28' North, 121° 20' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.0 meters or 23.1 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 Pamplona are Laoag, Batac, Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Vigan, and Ilagan. The nearest municipalities are Abulug, Luna, Sanchez-Mira, Ballesteros, Santa Marcela, and Pudtol. Its distance from the national capital is 430.35 kilometers (267.40 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 430.35 kilometers (267.40 miles) to the South (S5°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 23,596, ranked 1,153 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 66.91 square kilometers, ranked 646 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 136 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,204 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.29%, ranked 1,480 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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