Rapu-Rapu
Province of Albay

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count34
Postal code4517
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesAlbay Gulf, Lagonoy Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Area (2007)155.30 km2
(59.96 sq. mi)
Population (2015)36,920
Density (2015)238 per km2
(616 per sq. mi)
Coordinates13° 11' North, 124° 8' East
(13.1862 ° N, 124.1258 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
4.1 meters
(13.4 feet)
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Rapu-Rapu is a coastal municipality in the province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 155.30 square kilometers or 59.96 square miles which constitutes 6.03% of Albay's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 36,920 representing 2.81% of the total population of Albay province, or 0.64% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 238 inhabitants per square kilometer or 616 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Rapu-Rapu has 34 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Bagaobawan2.08%7697226.51%1.21%
Batan2.96%1,09392717.91%3.19%
Bilbao3.43%1,2651,1727.94%1.46%
Binosawan2.02%747968-22.83%-4.81%
Bogtong2.90%1,0721,0403.08%0.58%
Buenavista2.22%8207913.67%0.69%
Buhatan2.75%1,0169417.97%1.47%
Calanaga2.51%92770830.93%5.27%
Caracaran3.76%1,3871,538-9.82%-1.95%
Carogcog1.14%42134920.63%3.64%
Dap‑dap2.77%1,02489015.06%2.71%
Gaba2.26%836973-14.08%-2.85%
Galicia5.47%2,0202,117-4.58%-0.89%
Guadalupe0.94%3463237.12%1.32%
Hamorawon3.03%1,1181,1001.64%0.31%
Lagundi1.89%696708-1.69%-0.32%
Liguan2.59%9589184.36%0.82%
Linao1.31%484499-3.01%-0.58%
Malobago2.35%8698680.12%0.02%
Mananao3.19%1,1781,1294.34%0.81%
Mancao3.10%1,1461,226-6.53%-1.28%
Manila2.28%84074013.51%2.44%
Masaga1.40%5175013.19%0.60%
Morocborocan2.52%929987-5.88%-1.15%
Nagcalsot2.43%8998644.05%0.76%
Pagcolbon0.66%244442-44.80%-10.70%
Poblacion15.82%5,8405,4956.28%1.17%
Sagrada1.96%72362914.94%2.69%
San Ramon6.04%2,2301,97612.85%2.33%
Santa Barbara0.54%19815924.53%4.27%
Tinocawan2.04%7536997.73%1.43%
Tinopan1.93%7136529.36%1.72%
Viga1.47%543544-0.18%-0.04%
Villahermosa6.23%2,2992,2800.83%0.16%
Rapu-Rapu Total36,92035,8752.91%0.55%
Historical population

The population of Rapu-Rapu grew from 16,799 in 1960 to 36,920 in 2015, an increase of 20,121 people. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [0.28%, 3.49%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.55%, or an increase of 1,045 people, from the previous population of 35,875 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1516,799
1970 May 619,7861.61%
1975 May 121,8482.01%
1980 May 125,1762.88%
1990 May 126,3620.46%
1995 Sep 128,7971.67%
2000 May 129,1760.28%
2007 Aug 132,6461.56%
2010 May 135,8753.49%
2015 Aug 136,9200.55%
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The town center of Rapu-Rapu is situated at approximately 13° 11' North, 124° 8' East, which has an elevation estimated at 4.1 meters or 13.4 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 Rapu-Rapu are Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Tabaco, Ligao, Iriga, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are Prieto Diaz, Manito, Gubat, Barcelona, Casiguran, and Castilla. Its distance from the national capital is 373.84 kilometers (232.29 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 373.84 kilometers (232.29 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N65°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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