Santo Niño, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count31
Postal code3525
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)512.90 km2 (198.03 sq mi)
Population (2015)27,219
Density (2015)53 / km2 (137 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 53' North, 121° 34' East (17.8838, 121.5692)
Estimated elevation above sea level23.0 meters (75.5 feet)

Santo Niño, formerly known as Faire, is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 512.90 square kilometers or 198.03 square miles which constitutes 5.52% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 27,219. This represented 2.27% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 0.79% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 53 inhabitants per square kilometer or 137 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santo Niño has 31 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)
Abariongan Ruar4.43%1,2051,1148.17%1.51%
Abariongan Uneg3.77%1,0271,0180.88%0.17%
Balagan1.88%51343119.03%3.37%
Balanni2.63%71564411.02%2.01%
Cabayo0.61%1651519.27%1.70%
Calapangan2.65%7216904.49%0.84%
Calassitan4.17%1,1361,0894.32%0.81%
Campo4.70%1,2781,16010.17%1.86%
Centro Norte10.32%2,8082,6854.58%0.86%
Centro Sur8.86%2,4112,3074.51%0.84%
Dungao4.74%1,2901,307-1.30%-0.25%
Lattac5.63%1,5321,4277.36%1.36%
Lipatan2.83%771825-6.55%-1.28%
Lubo4.04%1,0991,186-7.34%-1.44%
Mabitbitnong1.22%3333175.05%0.94%
Mapitac0.93%25222114.03%2.53%
Masical1.50%4093807.63%1.41%
Matalao3.36%9148991.67%0.32%
Nag‑uma2.34%63855814.34%2.58%
Namuccayan3.87%1,0541,078-2.23%-0.43%
Niug Norte2.69%732756-3.17%-0.61%
Niug Sur2.60%7086449.94%1.82%
Palusao1.59%432450-4.00%-0.77%
San Manuel3.12%8508154.29%0.80%
San Roque0.19%52144-63.89%-17.63%
Santa Felicitas1.65%45040810.29%1.88%
Santa Maria1.20%32626722.10%3.87%
Sidiran1.98%5394998.02%1.48%
Tabang5.36%1,4581,4500.55%0.10%
Tamucco2.38%64957413.07%2.37%
Virginia2.76%75263218.99%3.37%
Santo Niño Total27,21926,1264.18%0.78%

Historical population

The population of Santo Niño grew from 13,981 in 1960 to 27,219 in 2015, an increase of 13,238 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.78%, or an increase of 1,093 people, from the previous population of 26,126 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,981
16,9231.89%
18,6381.96%
19,4930.90%
18,608-0.46%
21,1512.43%
22,7521.58%
25,6881.69%
26,1260.62%
27,2190.78%

Location

The municipal center of Santo Niño is situated at approximately 17° 53' North, 121° 34' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 23.0 meters or 75.5 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 Santo Niño are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Cauayan, Batac, and Laoag. The nearest municipalities are Alcala, Piat, Amulung, Lasam, Tuao, and Gattaran. Its distance from the national capital is 369.83 kilometers (229.80 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Alcala, Cagayan, 9.50 kilometers (5.90 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N77°E)
  • Piat, Cagayan, 14.11 kilometers (8.77 miles) to the Southwest (S44°W)
  • Amulung, Cagayan, 17.14 kilometers (10.65 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S72°E)
  • Lasam, Cagayan, 20.29 kilometers (12.61 miles) to the North (N10°E)
  • Tuao, Cagayan, 20.46 kilometers (12.72 miles) to the Southwest (S36°W)
  • Gattaran, Cagayan, 21.17 kilometers (13.15 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N22°E)

Nearest cities

  • Tuguegarao, Cagayan, 34.67 kilometers (21.55 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S30°E)
  • Tabuk, Kalinga, 53.71 kilometers (33.37 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)
  • Ilagan, Isabela, 88.62 kilometers (55.06 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S22°E)
  • Cauayan, Isabela, 107.16 kilometers (66.58 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S11°E)
  • Batac, Ilocos Norte, 108.19 kilometers (67.22 miles) to the West (N80°W)
  • Laoag, Ilocos Norte, 108.98 kilometers (67.72 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N71°W)

Distance from Manila: 369.83 kilometers (229.80 miles) to the South (S10°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 27,219, ranked 1,017 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 198.03 square kilometers, ranked 140 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 53 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,509 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.78%, ranked 1,249 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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