Tuao, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count32
Postal code3528
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)215.50 km2 (83.21 sq mi)
Population (2015)61,535
Density (2015)286 / km2 (740 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 44' North, 121° 27' East (17.7346, 121.4552)
Estimated elevation above sea level41.1 meters (134.8 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 215.50 square kilometers or 83.21 square miles which constitutes 2.32% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 61,535. This represented 5.13% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 1.78% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 286 inhabitants per square kilometer or 740 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tuao has 32 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)
Accusilian3.98%2,4502,12215.46%2.77%
Alabiao2.32%1,4261,01640.35%6.67%
Alabug5.25%3,2293,1173.59%0.67%
Angang1.79%1,1011,0831.66%0.31%
Bagumbayan6.64%4,0843,8545.97%1.11%
Balagao5.93%3,6493,5393.11%0.58%
Barancuag2.13%1,3081,350-3.11%-0.60%
Battung3.83%2,3592,07413.74%2.48%
Bicok2.38%1,4651,31211.66%2.12%
Bugnay3.23%1,9891,9233.43%0.64%
Cagumitan2.82%1,7351,5998.51%1.57%
Cato3.74%2,3012,2482.36%0.44%
Culong3.46%2,1302,0135.81%1.08%
Dagupan3.28%2,0211,8519.18%1.69%
Fugu2.99%1,8381,7763.49%0.66%
Lakambini1.73%1,0651,072-0.65%-0.12%
Lallayug3.85%2,3682,12211.59%2.11%
Malalinta1.44%8848632.43%0.46%
Malumin2.74%1,6861,6502.18%0.41%
Mambacag2.02%1,2411,11711.10%2.02%
Mungo7.65%4,7094,6581.09%0.21%
Naruangan3.47%2,1352,0663.34%0.63%
Palca2.88%1,7701,7352.02%0.38%
Pata3.59%2,2071,69230.44%5.19%
Poblacion I1.54%9459370.85%0.16%
Poblacion II1.35%829969-14.45%-2.93%
San Juan1.79%1,10496814.05%2.53%
San Luis3.85%2,3692,03316.53%2.96%
San Vicente1.66%1,0199497.38%1.36%
Santo Tomas2.50%1,5371,4466.29%1.17%
Taribubu2.64%1,6261,5713.50%0.66%
Villa Laida1.55%9568956.82%1.26%
Tuao Total61,53557,6206.79%1.26%

Historical population

The population of Tuao grew from 23,257 in 1960 to 61,535 in 2015, an increase of 38,278 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.26%, or an increase of 3,915 people, from the previous population of 57,620 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
23,257
28,7572.10%
31,5971.91%
36,2552.79%
43,9261.94%
49,2852.18%
53,5361.79%
57,1540.91%
57,6200.30%
61,5351.26%

Location

The municipal center of Tuao is situated at approximately 17° 44' North, 121° 27' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 41.1 meters or 134.8 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 Tuao are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Cauayan, Batac, and Laoag. The nearest municipalities are Piat, Conner, Rizal, Pinukpuk, Santo Niño, and Solana. Its distance from the national capital is 351.61 kilometers (218.48 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Piat, Cagayan, 6.74 kilometers (4.19 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N20°E)
  • Conner, Apayao, 15.60 kilometers (9.69 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N64°W)
  • Rizal, Cagayan, 16.90 kilometers (10.50 miles) to the Northwest (N43°W)
  • Pinukpuk, Kalinga, 20.22 kilometers (12.57 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S28°W)
  • Santo Niño, Cagayan, 20.46 kilometers (12.72 miles) to the Northeast (N36°E)
  • Solana, Cagayan, 26.65 kilometers (16.56 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S70°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 351.61 kilometers (218.48 miles) to the South (S8°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 61,535, ranked 398 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 83.21 square kilometers, ranked 507 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 286 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 711 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.26%, ranked 847 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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