Dinalungan, Province of Aurora

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceAurora
Barangay count9
Postal code3206
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)316.85 km2 (122.34 sq mi)
Population (2015)11,322
Density (2015)36 / km2 (93 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 8' North, 121° 57' East (16.1416, 121.9560)
Estimated elevation above sea level16.9 meters (55.5 feet)

Dinalungan is a coastal municipality in the province of Aurora.

The municipality has a land area of 316.85 square kilometers or 122.34 square miles which constitutes 10.07% of Aurora's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 11,322. This represented 5.28% of the total population of Aurora province, or 0.10% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 36 inhabitants per square kilometer or 93 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dinalungan has 9 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)
Abuleg10.92%1,2361,1903.87%0.72%
Dibaraybay11.41%1,2921,2830.70%0.13%
Ditawini5.82%659686-3.94%-0.76%
Mapalad6.74%763812-6.03%-1.18%
Nipoo7.99%9058961.00%0.19%
Paleg10.63%1,20397123.89%4.16%
Simbahan15.17%1,7171,6315.27%0.98%
Zone I16.61%1,8811,8660.80%0.15%
Zone II14.71%1,6661,6530.79%0.15%
Dinalungan Total11,32210,9883.04%0.57%

Historical population

The population of Dinalungan grew from 4,577 in 1970 to 11,322 in 2015, an increase of 6,745 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.57%, or an increase of 334 people, from the previous population of 10,988 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,577
3,718-4.09%
5,2427.11%
6,7702.59%
8,1873.62%
9,7113.73%
10,1450.60%
10,9882.95%
11,3220.57%

Location

The municipal center of Dinalungan is situated at approximately 16° 8' North, 121° 57' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 16.9 meters or 55.5 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 Dinalungan are Santiago, Cauayan, Ilagan, San Jose, Palayan, and Muñoz. The nearest municipalities are Casiguran, Maddela, Nagtipunan, Dilasag, San Agustin, and Jones. Its distance from the national capital is 201.09 kilometers (124.95 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 201.09 kilometers (124.95 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S31°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 11,322, ranked 1,501 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 122.34 square kilometers, ranked 297 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 36 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,572 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.57%, ranked 1,366 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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