Peñablanca, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count24
Postal code3502
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)1,193.20 km2 (460.70 sq mi)
Population (2015)48,584
Density (2015)41 / km2 (105 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 38' North, 121° 47' East (17.6255, 121.7854)
Estimated elevation above sea level57.0 meters (186.9 feet)

Peñablanca is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 1,193.20 square kilometers or 460.70 square miles which constitutes 12.84% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 48,584. This represented 4.05% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 1.41% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 41 inhabitants per square kilometer or 105 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Peñablanca has 24 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)
Aggugaddan5.62%2,7292,37215.05%2.71%
Alimanao6.42%3,1172,40229.77%5.09%
Baliuag4.45%2,1621,59935.21%5.91%
Bical3.49%1,6961,728-1.85%-0.36%
Bugatay2.82%1,3711,24210.39%1.90%
Buyun1.99%9651,100-12.27%-2.46%
Cabasan2.26%1,09895814.61%2.63%
Cabbo3.71%1,8031,56715.06%2.71%
Callao3.20%1,5541,5430.71%0.14%
Camasi7.40%3,5933,2919.18%1.69%
Centro6.47%3,1412,9645.97%1.11%
Dodan7.70%3,7393,19317.10%3.05%
Lapi5.93%2,8792,31824.20%4.21%
Malibabag2.76%1,3391,2834.36%0.82%
Manga4.63%2,2491,62638.31%6.37%
Minanga3.86%1,8752,218-15.46%-3.15%
Nabbabalayan1.59%771943-18.24%-3.76%
Nanguilattan4.29%2,0821,79416.05%2.88%
Nannarian3.67%1,7841,7402.53%0.48%
Parabba3.25%1,5771,4538.53%1.57%
Patagueleg1.63%79055542.34%6.95%
Quibal6.18%3,0031,87959.82%9.34%
San Roque3.11%1,5111,4871.61%0.31%
Sisim3.61%1,7561,48118.57%3.30%
Peñablanca Total48,58442,73613.68%2.47%

Historical population

The population of Peñablanca grew from 13,119 in 1960 to 48,584 in 2015, an increase of 35,465 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.47%, or an increase of 5,848 people, from the previous population of 42,736 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,119
18,2183.26%
21,6383.51%
24,8882.84%
30,5272.06%
33,1901.58%
37,8722.87%
40,3360.87%
42,7362.13%
48,5842.47%

Location

The municipal center of Peñablanca is situated at approximately 17° 38' North, 121° 47' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 57.0 meters or 186.9 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 Peñablanca are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Cauayan, Santiago, and Batac. The nearest municipalities are Solana, Enrile, Iguig, Santa Maria, San Pablo, and Cabagan. Its distance from the national capital is 346.72 kilometers (215.44 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Tuguegarao, Cagayan, 5.78 kilometers (3.59 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S75°W)
  • Tabuk, Kalinga, 43.18 kilometers (26.83 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S57°W)
  • Ilagan, Isabela, 54.39 kilometers (33.80 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)
  • Cauayan, Isabela, 76.52 kilometers (47.55 miles) to the South (S1°W)
  • Santiago, Isabela, 106.92 kilometers (66.44 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)
  • Batac, Ilocos Norte, 137.99 kilometers (85.74 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N69°W)

Distance from Manila: 346.72 kilometers (215.44 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 48,584, ranked 547 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 460.70 square kilometers, ranked 15 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 41 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,549 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.47%, ranked 214 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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