Santa Praxedes, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count10
Postal code3521
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Area (2007)109.97 km2 (42.46 sq mi)
Population (2015)4,154
Density (2015)38 / km2 (98 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 34' North, 120° 59' East (18.5631, 120.9901)
Estimated elevation above sea level61.0 meters (200.0 feet)

Santa Praxedes is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 109.97 square kilometers or 42.46 square miles which constitutes 1.18% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 4,154. This represented 0.35% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 0.12% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 38 inhabitants per square kilometer or 98 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Praxedes has 10 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)
Cadongdongan13.55%56350411.71%2.13%
Capacuan12.76%53046713.49%2.44%
Centro I22.17%9218873.83%0.72%
Centro II19.50%8107458.72%1.61%
Macatel3.08%12858120.69%16.27%
Portabaga6.36%26418641.94%6.90%
Salungsong3.78%1571458.28%1.53%
San Juan11.75%4884713.61%0.68%
San Miguel4.55%18914629.45%5.04%
Sicul2.50%10437181.08%21.75%
Santa Praxedes Total4,1543,64613.93%2.51%

Historical population

The population of Santa Praxedes grew from 1,530 in 1960 to 4,154 in 2015, an increase of 2,624 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.51%, or an increase of 508 people, from the previous population of 3,646 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,530
1,9212.25%
2,2062.81%
2,2110.05%
2,5141.29%
2,7091.41%
2,9521.86%
3,3791.88%
3,6462.81%
4,1542.51%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Praxedes is situated at approximately 18° 34' North, 120° 59' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 61.0 meters or 200.0 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 Santa Praxedes are Laoag, Batac, Vigan, Tuguegarao, Tabuk, and Candon. The nearest municipalities are Claveria, Adams, Dumalneg, Pagudpud, Bangui, and Sanchez-Mira. Its distance from the national capital is 439.62 kilometers (273.17 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 439.62 kilometers (273.17 miles) to the South (S0°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 4,154, ranked 1,616 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 42.46 square kilometers, ranked 977 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 38 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,564 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.51%, ranked 205 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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