Province of Bataan

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
Barangay count14
Postal code2113
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Area (2007)56.30 km2
(21.74 sq. mi)
Population (2015)35,298
Density (2015)627 per km2
(1,624 per sq. mi)
Coordinates14° 46' North, 120° 33' East
(14.7693 ° N, 120.5421 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
9.7 meters
(31.7 feet)
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Samal is a coastal municipality in the province of Bataan.

The municipality has a land area of 56.30 square kilometers or 21.74 square miles which constitutes 4.10% of Bataan's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 35,298 representing 4.64% of the total population of Bataan province, or 0.31% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 627 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,624 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Samal has 14 barangays as shown in the following table.



Growth Rate
East Calaguiman7.29%2,5732,744-6.23%-1.22%
East Daang Bago3.31%1,1691,195-2.18%-0.42%
San Juan11.98%4,2304,0893.45%0.65%
San Roque3.28%1,1591,1540.43%0.08%
Santa Lucia7.03%2,4802,4590.85%0.16%
Tabing Ilog6.19%2,1842,1212.97%0.56%
West Calaguiman4.02%1,4191,449-2.07%-0.40%
West Daang Bago2.13%753854-11.83%-2.37%
Samal Total35,29833,5785.12%0.96%
Historical population

The population of Samal grew from 9,708 in 1960 to 35,298 in 2015, an increase of 25,590 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.96%, or an increase of 1,720 people, from the previous population of 33,578 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 159,708
1970 May 615,0024.35%
1975 May 116,7312.21%
1980 May 118,0411.52%
1990 May 121,9912.00%
1995 Sep 124,5602.09%
2000 May 127,4102.38%
2007 Aug 133,8672.96%
2010 May 133,578-0.31%
2015 Aug 135,2980.96%

The town center of Samal is situated at approximately 14° 46' North, 120° 33' East, which has an elevation estimated at 9.7 meters or 31.7 feet above mean sea level.


Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Samal are Balanga, Olongapo, Malolos, San Fernando, Angeles, and Valenzuela. The nearest municipalities are Orani, Abucay, Hermosa, Pilar, Dinalupihan, and Orion. Its distance from the national capital is 51.13 kilometers (31.77 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Orani, Bataan, 3.52 kilometers (2.19 miles) to the North (N9°W)
  • Abucay, Bataan, 5.37 kilometers (3.34 miles) to the South (S8°W)
  • Hermosa, Bataan, 7.80 kilometers (4.84 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N28°W)
  • Pilar, Bataan, 11.39 kilometers (7.08 miles) to the South (S6°E)
  • Dinalupihan, Bataan, 13.69 kilometers (8.51 miles) to the Northwest (N38°W)
  • Orion, Bataan, 17.04 kilometers (10.59 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)

Nearest cities

  • Balanga, Bataan, 9.94 kilometers (6.17 miles) to the South (S1°W)
  • Olongapo, 28.67 kilometers (17.82 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N76°W)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 30.06 kilometers (18.68 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N75°E)
  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 33.01 kilometers (20.51 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N29°E)
  • Angeles, 41.30 kilometers (25.66 miles) to the North (N7°E)
  • Valenzuela, 44.04 kilometers (27.37 miles) to the East (S81°E)

Distance from Manila: 51.13 kilometers (31.77 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S67°E)


  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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