Manito
Province of Albay

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count15
Postal code4514
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesAlbay Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Area (2007)107.40 km2
(41.47 sq. mi)
Population (2015)24,707
Density (2015)230 per km2
(596 per sq. mi)
Coordinates13° 7' North, 123° 52' East
(13.1244 ° N, 123.8697 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
24.6 meters
(80.8 feet)
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Manito is a coastal municipality in the province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 107.40 square kilometers or 41.47 square miles which constitutes 4.17% of Albay's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 24,707 representing 1.88% of the total population of Albay province, or 0.43% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 230 inhabitants per square kilometer or 596 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Manito has 15 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Balabagon2.05%507561-9.63%-1.91%
Balasbas6.40%1,5811,39913.01%2.36%
Bamban4.09%1,0109674.45%0.83%
Buyo16.34%4,0383,57512.95%2.35%
Cabacongan3.82%945946-0.11%-0.02%
Cabit4.42%1,0931,0721.96%0.37%
Cawayan7.31%1,8051,6658.41%1.55%
Cawit4.10%1,0131,0110.20%0.04%
Holugan4.85%1,1991,1652.92%0.55%
It‑Ba14.52%3,5883,19212.41%2.25%
Malobago3.88%9589451.38%0.26%
Manumbalay4.04%99881222.91%4.01%
Nagotgot10.16%2,5102,3666.09%1.13%
Pawa9.30%2,2972,1148.66%1.59%
Tinapian4.72%1,1651,02913.22%2.39%
Manito Total24,70722,8198.27%1.53%
Historical population

The population of Manito grew from 9,746 in 1960 to 24,707 in 2015, an increase of 14,961 people. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [0.38%, 2.69%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.52%, or an increase of 1,888 people, from the previous population of 22,819 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 159,746
1970 May 612,0622.11%
1975 May 113,6472.51%
1980 May 115,4162.47%
1990 May 116,0110.38%
1995 Sep 118,4512.69%
2000 May 120,4202.20%
2007 Aug 121,6520.81%
2010 May 122,8191.93%
2015 Aug 124,7071.52%
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The town center of Manito is situated at approximately 13° 7' North, 123° 52' East, which has an elevation estimated at 24.6 meters or 80.8 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 Manito are Legazpi, Sorsogon City, Tabaco, Ligao, Iriga, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are Santo Domingo, Daraga, Castilla, Bacacay, Camalig, and Malilipot. Its distance from the national capital is 351.98 kilometers (218.71 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Santo Domingo, Albay, 15.99 kilometers (9.93 miles) to the Northwest (N39°W)
  • Daraga, Albay, 17.18 kilometers (10.67 miles) to the West (N81°W)
  • Castilla, Sorsogon, 19.31 kilometers (12.00 miles) to the South (S3°E)
  • Bacacay, Albay, 20.46 kilometers (12.71 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)
  • Camalig, Albay, 24.10 kilometers (14.97 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N75°W)
  • Malilipot, Albay, 25.75 kilometers (16.00 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 351.98 kilometers (218.71 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N62°W)

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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