Samal, Province of Bataan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBataan
Barangay count14
Postal code2113
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Area (2007)56.30 km2 (21.74 sq mi)
Population (2015)35,298
Density (2015)627 / km2 (1,624 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 46' North, 120° 33' East (14.7693, 120.5421)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.7 meters (31.7 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 35,298. This represented 4.64% of the total population of Bataan province, or 0.31% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 627 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,624 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Samal has 14 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)
East Calaguiman7.29%2,5732,744-6.23%-1.22%
East Daang Bago3.31%1,1691,195-2.18%-0.42%
Gugo10.64%3,7562,96526.68%4.61%
Ibaba9.09%3,2103,1531.81%0.34%
Imelda7.55%2,6652,32414.67%2.64%
Lalawigan11.12%3,9263,7993.34%0.63%
Palili5.93%2,0921,86512.17%2.21%
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%
Sapa10.43%3,6823,4078.07%1.49%
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,708
15,0024.35%
16,7312.21%
18,0411.52%
21,9912.00%
24,5602.09%
27,4102.38%
33,8672.96%
33,578-0.31%
35,2980.96%

Location

The municipal center of Samal is situated at approximately 14° 46' North, 120° 33' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.7 meters or 31.7 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 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 35,298, ranked 795 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 21.74 square kilometers, ranked 1,343 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 627 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 292 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.96%, ranked 1,113 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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