Dinalungan
Province of Aurora

Summary data
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 per km2
(93 per sq. mi)
Coordinates16° 8' North, 121° 57' East
(16.1416 ° N, 121.9560 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
16.9 meters
(55.5 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 11,322 representing 5.28% of the total population of Aurora province, or 0.10% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 36 inhabitants per square kilometer or 93 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Dinalungan has 9 barangays as shown in the following table.

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. Growth rate over this period fluctuated between the range of [-4.09%, 7.11%]. 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 150
1970 May 64,577
1975 May 13,718-4.09%
1980 May 15,2427.11%
1990 May 16,7702.59%
1995 Sep 18,1873.62%
2000 May 19,7113.73%
2007 Aug 110,1450.60%
2010 May 110,9882.95%
2015 Aug 111,3220.57%
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The town center of Dinalungan is situated at approximately 16° 8' North, 121° 57' East, which has an elevation 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.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

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

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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