Balanga
Province of Bataan

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBataan
Barangay count25
Postal code2100
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Area (2007)111.63 km2
(43.10 sq. mi)
Population (2015)96,061
Density (2015)861 per km2
(2,229 per sq. mi)
Coordinates14° 41' North, 120° 32' East
(14.6795 ° N, 120.5409 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
10.8 meters
(35.5 feet)
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Balanga is a coastal component city in the province of Bataan. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 111.63 square kilometers or 43.10 square miles which constitutes 8.13% of Bataan's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 96,061 representing 12.63% of the total population of Bataan province, or 0.86% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 861 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,229 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Balanga has 25 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Bagong Silang5.70%5,4724,68716.75%2.99%
Bagumbayan2.16%2,0742,366-12.34%-2.48%
Cabog‑Cabog2.13%2,0461,9156.84%1.27%
Camacho4.34%4,1703,61015.51%2.78%
Cataning8.47%8,1377,4389.40%1.72%
Central5.70%5,4724,89811.72%2.13%
Cupang North2.64%2,5362,09720.93%3.69%
Cupang Proper9.98%9,5838,51312.57%2.28%
Cupang West1.89%1,8111,821-0.55%-0.10%
Dangcol1.86%1,7841,41925.72%4.45%
Doña Francisca2.31%2,2192,857-22.33%-4.70%
Ibayo2.68%2,5702,3529.27%1.70%
Lote2.58%2,4832,3037.82%1.44%
Malabia0.75%723893-19.04%-3.94%
Munting Batangas2.87%2,7552,49610.38%1.90%
Poblacion0.83%79971212.22%2.22%
Pto. Rivas Ibaba4.49%4,3154,1464.08%0.76%
Pto. Rivas Itaas1.89%1,8161,7682.71%0.51%
San Jose6.53%6,2745,9705.09%0.95%
Sibacan2.35%2,2561,72830.56%5.21%
Talisay1.99%1,9071,7976.12%1.14%
Tanato0.85%81871813.93%2.51%
Tenejero11.41%10,9649,67413.33%2.41%
Tortugas3.09%2,9712,7388.51%1.57%
Tuyo10.52%10,1069,00412.24%2.22%
Balanga Total96,06187,9209.26%1.70%
Historical population

The population of Balanga grew from 18,143 in 1960 to 96,061 in 2015, an increase of 77,918 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.70%, or an increase of 8,141 people, from the previous population of 87,920 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1518,143
1970 May 628,4844.51%
1975 May 134,2893.79%
1980 May 139,1322.68%
1990 May 151,5122.79%
1995 Sep 160,9123.19%
2000 May 171,0883.37%
2007 Aug 184,1052.35%
2010 May 187,9201.63%
2015 Aug 196,0611.70%
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The city center of Balanga is situated at approximately 14° 41' North, 120° 32' East, which has an elevation estimated at 10.8 meters or 35.5 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 Balanga are Olongapo, Malolos, San Fernando, Valenzuela, Navotas, and Malabon. The nearest municipalities are Pilar, Abucay, Orion, Samal, Orani, and Limay. Its distance from the national capital is 48.31 kilometers (30.02 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Pilar, Bataan, 1.89 kilometers (1.18 miles) to the Southeast (S42°E)
  • Abucay, Bataan, 4.67 kilometers (2.90 miles) to the North (N8°W)
  • Orion, Bataan, 7.85 kilometers (4.88 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S32°E)
  • Samal, Bataan, 9.94 kilometers (6.17 miles) to the North (N1°E)
  • Orani, Bataan, 13.42 kilometers (8.34 miles) to the North (N2°W)
  • Limay, Bataan, 14.19 kilometers (8.82 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S24°E)

Nearest cities

  • Olongapo, 32.41 kilometers (20.14 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 34.16 kilometers (21.23 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N58°E)
  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 42.01 kilometers (26.10 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N23°E)
  • Valenzuela, 43.76 kilometers (27.19 miles) to the East (N86°E)
  • Navotas, 43.90 kilometers (27.28 miles) to the East (S87°E)
  • Malabon, 44.85 kilometers (27.87 miles) to the East (S89°E)

Distance from Manila: 48.31 kilometers (30.02 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S78°E)

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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