Piat, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count18
Postal code3527
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)139.60 km2 (53.90 sq mi)
Population (2015)23,597
Density (2015)169 / km2 (438 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 48' North, 121° 29' East (17.7918, 121.4770)
Estimated elevation above sea level61.8 meters (202.6 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 139.60 square kilometers or 53.90 square miles which constitutes 1.50% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 23,597. 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 169 inhabitants per square kilometer or 438 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Piat 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)
Apayao3.69%870880-1.14%-0.22%
Aquib4.57%1,07896511.71%2.13%
Baung5.81%1,3721,3372.62%0.49%
Calaoagan3.92%92682711.97%2.18%
Catarauan3.67%86765831.76%5.39%
Dugayung3.64%858902-4.88%-0.95%
Gumarueng8.79%2,0742,365-12.30%-2.47%
Macapil2.60%613657-6.70%-1.31%
Maguilling13.26%3,1302,9894.72%0.88%
Minanga3.98%9388727.57%1.40%
Poblacion I5.48%1,2941,2870.54%0.10%
Poblacion II6.39%1,5091,4881.41%0.27%
Santa Barbara7.02%1,6561,726-4.06%-0.79%
Santo Domingo14.19%3,3492,99012.01%2.18%
Sicatna2.32%5475185.60%1.04%
Villa Rey4.36%1,0289943.42%0.64%
Villa Reyno3.19%752861-12.66%-2.54%
Warat3.12%73664514.11%2.54%
Piat Total23,59722,9612.77%0.52%

Historical population

The population of Piat grew from 11,099 in 1960 to 23,597 in 2015, an increase of 12,498 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.52%, or an increase of 636 people, from the previous population of 22,961 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,099
11,5280.37%
11,9490.72%
14,0463.29%
17,7712.38%
17,472-0.32%
20,5243.51%
22,2111.10%
22,9611.22%
23,5970.52%

Location

The municipal center of Piat is situated at approximately 17° 48' North, 121° 29' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 61.8 meters or 202.6 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 Piat are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Cauayan, Batac, and Laoag. The nearest municipalities are Tuao, Santo Niño, Rizal, Conner, Alcala, and Pinukpuk. Its distance from the national capital is 358.21 kilometers (222.58 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Tuao, Cagayan, 6.74 kilometers (4.19 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S20°W)
  • Santo Niño, Cagayan, 14.11 kilometers (8.77 miles) to the Northeast (N44°E)
  • Rizal, Cagayan, 15.13 kilometers (9.40 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N67°W)
  • Conner, Apayao, 16.33 kilometers (10.14 miles) to the West (N88°W)
  • Alcala, Cagayan, 22.64 kilometers (14.07 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N57°E)
  • Pinukpuk, Kalinga, 26.91 kilometers (16.72 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S26°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 358.21 kilometers (222.58 miles) to the South (S9°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 23,597, ranked 1,152 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 53.90 square kilometers, ranked 803 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 169 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,090 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.52%, ranked 1,392 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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