Kawit, Cavite Profile – PhilAtlas

Kawit, Province of Cavite

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
ProvinceCavite
Barangay count23
Postal code4104
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Area (2007)22.86 km2 (8.83 sq mi)
Population (2015)83,466
Density (2015)3,651 / km2 (9,453 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 27' North, 120° 54' East (14.4441, 120.9035)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.7 meters (22.1 feet)

Kawit is a coastal municipality in the province of Cavite.

The municipality has a land area of 22.86 square kilometers or 8.83 square miles which constitutes 1.45% of Cavite's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 83,466. This represented 2.27% of the total population of Cavite province, or 0.58% of the overall population of the CALABARZON region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 3,651 inhabitants per square kilometer or 9,453 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Kawit has 23 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)
Balsahan‑Bisita2.34%1,9502,221-12.20%-2.45%
Batong Dalig4.59%3,8354,421-13.25%-2.67%
Binakayan‑Aplaya4.48%3,7394,140-9.69%-1.92%
Binakayan‑Kanluran2.33%1,9482,875-32.24%-7.14%
Congbalay‑Legaspi4.86%4,0564,643-12.64%-2.54%
Gahak2.69%2,2432,688-16.56%-3.39%
Kaingen1.87%1,5631,598-2.19%-0.42%
Magdalo4.93%4,1154,216-2.40%-0.46%
Manggahan‑Lawin5.64%4,7044,5633.09%0.58%
Marulas4.16%3,4713,745-7.32%-1.44%
Panamitan4.07%3,3973,3222.26%0.43%
Poblacion1.12%9319112.20%0.41%
Pulvorista2.79%2,3252,752-15.52%-3.16%
Samala‑Marquez6.12%5,1044,9403.32%0.62%
San Sebastian2.43%2,029877131.36%17.32%
Santa Isabel5.66%4,7283,98118.76%3.33%
Tabon I6.48%5,4124,83411.96%2.17%
Tabon II1.76%1,4671,4272.80%0.53%
Tabon III2.56%2,1382,1141.14%0.22%
Toclong18.13%15,1348,17185.22%12.45%
Tramo‑Bantayan5.40%4,5046,059-25.66%-5.49%
Wakas I2.56%2,1342,0006.70%1.24%
Wakas II3.04%2,5391,71148.39%7.80%
Kawit Total83,46678,2096.72%1.25%

Historical population

The population of Kawit grew from 19,352 in 1960 to 83,466 in 2015, an increase of 64,114 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.25%, or an increase of 5,257 people, from the previous population of 78,209 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
19,352
28,4473.84%
33,8133.53%
39,3683.09%
47,7551.95%
56,9933.37%
62,7512.09%
76,4052.75%
78,2090.85%
83,4661.25%

Location

The municipal center of Kawit is situated at approximately 14° 27' North, 120° 54' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.7 meters or 22.1 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 Kawit are Imus, Cavite City, Bacoor, General Trias, Las Piñas, and Parañaque. The nearest municipalities are Noveleta, Rosario, Tanza, General Mariano Alvarez, Naic, and Pateros. Its distance from the national capital is 18.18 kilometers (11.30 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Noveleta, Cavite, 2.48 kilometers (1.54 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S61°W)
  • Rosario, Cavite, 6.29 kilometers (3.91 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S59°W)
  • Tanza, Cavite, 7.86 kilometers (4.88 miles) to the Southwest (S43°W)
  • General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite, 19.61 kilometers (12.19 miles) to the Southeast (S35°E)
  • Naic, Cavite, 19.66 kilometers (12.21 miles) to the Southwest (S46°W)
  • Pateros, 20.55 kilometers (12.77 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N58°E)

Nearest cities

  • Imus, Cavite, 4.09 kilometers (2.54 miles) to the Southeast (S47°E)
  • Cavite City, Cavite, 4.23 kilometers (2.63 miles) to the North (N8°E)
  • Bacoor, Cavite, 4.29 kilometers (2.67 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N67°E)
  • General Trias, Cavite, 6.87 kilometers (4.27 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S21°W)
  • Las Piñas, 9.37 kilometers (5.82 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N64°E)
  • Parañaque, 11.37 kilometers (7.06 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N56°E)

Distance from Manila: 18.18 kilometers (11.30 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N27°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 83,466, ranked 241 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 8.83 square kilometers, ranked 1,586 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 3,651 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 48 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.25%, ranked 856 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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