Solana, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count38
Postal code3503
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)234.60 km2 (90.58 sq mi)
Population (2015)82,502
Density (2015)352 / km2 (911 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 39' North, 121° 41' East (17.6508, 121.6907)
Estimated elevation above sea level26.2 meters (86.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 234.60 square kilometers or 90.58 square miles which constitutes 2.52% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 82,502. This represented 6.88% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 2.39% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 352 inhabitants per square kilometer or 911 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Solana has 38 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)
Andarayan North2.91%2,3982,2476.72%1.25%
Andarayan South2.15%1,7751,7034.23%0.79%
Bangag5.09%4,2003,9486.38%1.19%
Bantay1.94%1,5971,44110.83%1.98%
Basi East2.12%1,7471,6088.64%1.59%
Basi West2.64%2,1812,1103.36%0.63%
Bauan East2.61%2,1562,0077.42%1.37%
Bauan West3.13%2,5852,4615.04%0.94%
Cadaanan2.96%2,4382,00921.35%3.75%
Calamagui2.41%1,9871,9322.85%0.54%
Calillauan1.28%1,0581,086-2.58%-0.50%
Carilucud2.22%1,8311,6659.97%1.83%
Cattaran3.15%2,5972,5760.82%0.15%
Centro Northeast1.31%1,08297011.55%2.10%
Centro Northwest2.10%1,7311,6097.58%1.40%
Centro Southeast0.97%8007526.38%1.19%
Centro Southwest1.33%1,0951,0712.24%0.42%
Dassun4.85%4,0003,6399.92%1.82%
Furagui2.06%1,7011,714-0.76%-0.14%
Gadu4.14%3,4143,2435.27%0.98%
Gen. Eulogio Balao1.94%1,6041,36117.85%3.18%
Iraga5.17%4,2654,0585.10%0.95%
Lanna4.65%3,8353,5966.65%1.23%
Lannig1.98%1,6341,47410.85%1.98%
Lingu2.42%2,0001,8368.93%1.64%
Maddarulug1.32%1,0881,0731.40%0.26%
Maguirig3.31%2,7332,38814.45%2.60%
Malalam‑Malacabibi1.96%1,6211,5286.09%1.13%
Nabbotuan1.69%1,3921,23512.71%2.30%
Nangalisan3.42%2,8242,6327.29%1.35%
Natappian East2.47%2,0382,0280.49%0.09%
Natappian West3.23%2,6632,4827.29%1.35%
Padul2.23%1,8361,6888.77%1.61%
Palao1.74%1,4371,3615.58%1.04%
Parug‑parug1.91%1,5791,4449.35%1.72%
Pataya0.61%50441820.57%3.63%
Sampaguita6.79%5,6024,73818.24%3.24%
Ubong1.79%1,4741,4650.61%0.12%
Solana Total82,50276,5967.71%1.42%

Historical population

The population of Solana grew from 27,631 in 1960 to 82,502 in 2015, an increase of 54,871 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.42%, or an increase of 5,906 people, from the previous population of 76,596 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
27,631
34,1722.10%
40,5533.50%
46,0642.58%
56,3662.04%
60,3461.29%
67,5122.44%
71,4750.79%
76,5962.55%
82,5021.42%

Location

The municipal center of Solana is situated at approximately 17° 39' North, 121° 41' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 26.2 meters or 86.0 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 Solana are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Cauayan, Santiago, and Batac. The nearest municipalities are Enrile, Peñablanca, Iguig, Rizal, Amulung, and Santa Maria. Its distance from the national capital is 347.07 kilometers (215.66 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 347.07 kilometers (215.66 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S13°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 82,502, ranked 249 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 90.58 square kilometers, ranked 467 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 352 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 567 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.42%, ranked 720 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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