Tuguegarao, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count49
Postal code3500
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)144.80 km2 (55.91 sq mi)
Population (2015)153,502
Density (2015)1,060 / km2 (2,746 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 37' North, 121° 44' East (17.6125, 121.7327)
Estimated elevation above sea level20.0 meters (65.7 feet)

Tuguegarao is a landlocked component city in the coastal province of Cagayan. It serves as the provincial capital as well as the regional center of Cagayan Valley.

The city has a land area of 144.80 square kilometers or 55.91 square miles which constitutes 1.56% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 153,502. This represented 12.80% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 4.45% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,060 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,746 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tuguegarao has 49 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)
Annafunan East2.74%4,2073,81110.39%1.90%
Annafunan West2.16%3,3103,1226.02%1.12%
Atulayan Norte2.33%3,5783,18612.30%2.23%
Atulayan Sur2.87%4,4044,3670.85%0.16%
Bagay2.37%3,6383,3937.22%1.34%
Buntun2.85%4,3734,3600.30%0.06%
Caggay4.73%7,2615,84124.31%4.23%
Capatan2.17%3,3373,1665.40%1.01%
Carig2.96%4,5364,08111.15%2.03%
Caritan Centro3.17%4,8724,06219.94%3.52%
Caritan Norte2.01%3,0932,9315.53%1.03%
Caritan Sur1.19%1,8331,11564.39%9.93%
Cataggaman Nuevo5.32%8,1617,9472.69%0.51%
Cataggaman Pardo2.14%3,2923,1046.06%1.13%
Cataggaman Viejo2.77%4,2464,0993.59%0.67%
Centro 10.75%1,1581,205-3.90%-0.75%
Centro 101.49%2,2822,2700.53%0.10%
Centro 111.95%2,9902,42523.30%4.07%
Centro 121.56%2,3911,77135.01%5.88%
Centro 20.36%5535206.35%1.18%
Centro 30.22%33929415.31%2.75%
Centro 40.37%566784-27.81%-6.02%
Centro 50.73%1,1261,426-21.04%-4.40%
Centro 60.13%195346-43.64%-10.34%
Centro 70.17%262294-10.88%-2.17%
Centro 80.08%125248-49.60%-12.23%
Centro 90.63%9691,239-21.79%-4.57%
Dadda0.76%1,1671,0768.46%1.56%
Gosi Norte0.66%1,0169952.11%0.40%
Gosi Sur0.84%1,2971,1859.45%1.73%
Larion Alto1.21%1,8561,33638.92%6.46%
Larion Bajo1.53%2,3452,1449.38%1.72%
Leonarda1.63%2,5031,58957.52%9.04%
Libag Norte1.55%2,3842,2466.14%1.14%
Libag Sur1.76%2,7082,45210.44%1.91%
Linao East4.52%6,9396,4178.13%1.50%
Linao Norte1.96%3,0052,9820.77%0.15%
Linao West1.08%1,6651,6282.27%0.43%
Nambbalan Norte0.93%1,4331,3555.76%1.07%
Nambbalan Sur0.49%74662319.74%3.49%
Pallua Norte1.60%2,4502,3912.47%0.47%
Pallua Sur1.75%2,6832,4698.67%1.60%
Pengue3.67%5,6295,2227.79%1.44%
Reyes1.48%2,2672,0958.21%1.51%
San Gabriel4.45%6,8286,06512.58%2.28%
Tagga0.88%1,3461,3102.75%0.52%
Tanza3.69%5,6654,94614.54%2.62%
Ugac Norte6.26%9,6158,12218.38%3.27%
Ugac Sur7.07%10,8588,81023.25%4.06%
Tuguegarao Total153,502138,86510.54%1.93%

Historical population

The population of Tuguegarao grew from 43,074 in 1960 to 153,502 in 2015, an increase of 110,428 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.93%, or an increase of 14,637 people, from the previous population of 138,865 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
43,074
56,9562.77%
62,5131.89%
73,5073.29%
94,7672.57%
107,2752.35%
120,6452.55%
129,5390.99%
138,8652.56%
153,5021.93%

Location

The city center of Tuguegarao is situated at approximately 17° 37' North, 121° 44' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 20.0 meters or 65.7 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 Tuguegarao are Tabuk, Ilagan, Cauayan, Santiago, Batac, and Laoag. The nearest municipalities are Peñablanca, Solana, Enrile, Iguig, Santa Maria, and San Pablo. Its distance from the national capital is 343.96 kilometers (213.73 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 343.96 kilometers (213.73 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 153,502, ranked 94 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 55.91 square kilometers, ranked 773 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,060 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 157 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.93%, ranked 402 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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