Bataan

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Bataan
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
CapitalBalanga
Total local government units
Cities1
Municipalities11
Barangays237
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Area (2007)1,372.98 km2
(530.11 sq. mi)
Population (2015)760,650
Density (2015)554 per km2
(1,435 per sq. mi)
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Bataan is a province in the Philippines situated in the Central Luzon region occupying the central section of Luzon. Its capital is the City of Balanga.

The province has a land area of 1,372.98 square kilometers or 530.11 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 760,650 representing 6.78% of the total population of the Central Luzon region, 1.32% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.75% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 554 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,435 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Bataan is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Zambales, Pampanga, Manila Bay, and the South China Sea.

Map of the Philippines with Bataan highlighted in redMap of Bataan showing its component cities and municipalitiesAbucayBagacBalangaDinalupihanHermosaLimayMarivelesMorongOraniOrionPilarSamal
Local government units

Bataan has 11 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 237.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Abucaymun39,880
(5.24%)
37,7191.07%79.72 km2
(30.78 sq mi)
500 per km2
(1,296 per sq mi)
9
Bagacmun26,936
(3.54%)
25,5681.00%231.20 km2
(89.27 sq mi)
117 per km2
(302 per sq mi)
14
Balangacity (CC), capital96,061
(12.63%)
87,9201.70%111.63 km2
(43.10 sq mi)
861 per km2
(2,229 per sq mi)
25
Dinalupihanmun106,371
(13.98%)
97,2751.72%92.52 km2
(35.72 sq mi)
1,150 per km2
(2,978 per sq mi)
46
Hermosamun65,862
(8.66%)
56,9972.79%157.00 km2
(60.62 sq mi)
420 per km2
(1,086 per sq mi)
23
Limaymun68,071
(8.95%)
57,2073.37%103.60 km2
(40.00 sq mi)
657 per km2
(1,702 per sq mi)
12
Marivelesmun127,536
(16.77%)
112,7072.38%153.90 km2
(59.42 sq mi)
829 per km2
(2,146 per sq mi)
18
Morongmun29,901
(3.93%)
26,1712.57%219.20 km2
(84.63 sq mi)
136 per km2
(353 per sq mi)
5
Oranimun66,909
(8.80%)
61,0991.74%64.90 km2
(25.06 sq mi)
1,031 per km2
(2,670 per sq mi)
29
Orionmun56,002
(7.36%)
51,4541.63%65.41 km2
(25.25 sq mi)
856 per km2
(2,218 per sq mi)
23
Pilarmun41,823
(5.50%)
39,7870.95%37.60 km2
(14.52 sq mi)
1,112 per km2
(2,880 per sq mi)
19
Samalmun35,298
(4.64%)
33,5780.96%56.30 km2
(21.74 sq mi)
627 per km2
(1,624 per sq mi)
14
Bataan Total760,650687,4821.94%1,372.98 km2
(530.11 sq mi)
554 per km2
(1,435 per sq mi)
237
Historical population

The population of Bataan grew from 145,323 in 1960 to 760,650 in 2015, an increase of 615,327 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.94%, or an increase of 73,168 people, from the previous population of 687,482 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 245,166
1918 Dec 3158,3401.63%
1939 Jan 185,5381.93%
1948 Oct 192,9010.85%
1960 Feb 15145,3234.01%
1970 May 6216,2103.96%
1975 May 1263,2694.03%
1980 May 1323,2544.19%
1990 May 1425,8032.79%
1995 Sep 1491,4592.72%
2000 May 1557,6592.75%
2007 Aug 1662,1532.40%
2010 May 1687,4821.38%
2015 Aug 1760,6501.94%

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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