Sanchez-Mira, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count18
Postal code3518
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBabuyan Channel [South China Sea]
Area (2007)198.80 km2 (76.76 sq mi)
Population (2015)24,541
Density (2015)123 / km2 (320 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 34' North, 121° 14' East (18.5591, 121.2347)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.4 meters (27.6 feet)

Sanchez-Mira is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 198.80 square kilometers or 76.76 square miles which constitutes 2.14% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 24,541. This represented 2.05% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 0.71% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 123 inhabitants per square kilometer or 320 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sanchez-Mira 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)
Bangan7.90%1,9381,8673.80%0.71%
Callungan7.07%1,7341,7101.40%0.27%
Centro I10.03%2,4622,4371.03%0.19%
Centro II9.51%2,3332,07912.22%2.22%
Dacal3.03%743758-1.98%-0.38%
Dagueray2.96%727737-1.36%-0.26%
Dammang3.24%7967565.29%0.99%
Kittag1.01%24721813.30%2.41%
Langagan8.81%2,1622,0455.72%1.06%
Magacan3.47%8518114.93%0.92%
Marzan3.63%89178713.21%2.39%
Masisit6.98%1,7121,6782.03%0.38%
Nagrangtayan3.25%798889-10.24%-2.04%
Namuac13.74%3,3723,1307.73%1.43%
San Andres5.17%1,2691,2620.55%0.11%
Santiago1.96%48024893.55%13.40%
Santor4.04%9929029.98%1.83%
Tokitok4.21%1,0349439.65%1.77%
Sanchez-Mira Total24,54123,2575.52%1.03%

Historical population

The population of Sanchez-Mira grew from 12,315 in 1960 to 24,541 in 2015, an increase of 12,226 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.03%, or an increase of 1,284 people, from the previous population of 23,257 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,315
16,1822.71%
17,6961.81%
18,1850.55%
17,873-0.17%
18,9041.06%
21,4752.77%
23,0440.98%
23,2570.34%
24,5411.03%

Location

The municipal center of Sanchez-Mira is situated at approximately 18° 34' North, 121° 14' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.4 meters or 27.6 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 Sanchez-Mira are Laoag, Batac, Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Vigan, and Ilagan. The nearest municipalities are Pamplona, Claveria, Santa Praxedes, Abulug, Luna, and Ballesteros. Its distance from the national capital is 440.01 kilometers (273.41 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 440.01 kilometers (273.41 miles) to the South (S4°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 24,541, ranked 1,114 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 76.76 square kilometers, ranked 553 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 123 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,250 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.03%, ranked 1,057 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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