Tiwi, Province of Albay

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count25
Postal code4513
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLagonoy Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Area (2007)105.76 km2 (40.83 sq mi)
Population (2015)53,120
Density (2015)502 / km2 (1,301 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 27' North, 123° 41' East (13.4569, 123.6796)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.0 meters (32.9 feet)

Tiwi is a coastal municipality in the province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 105.76 square kilometers or 40.83 square miles which constitutes 4.11% of Albay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 53,120. This represented 4.04% of the total population of Albay province, or 0.92% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 502 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,301 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tiwi has 25 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)
Bagumbayan4.36%2,3152,1487.77%1.44%
Bariis2.06%1,09292118.57%3.30%
Baybay4.26%2,2652,2072.63%0.50%
Belen2.65%1,4061,27310.45%1.91%
Biyong3.16%1,6801,5438.88%1.63%
Bolo2.27%1,2051,1732.73%0.51%
Cale10.46%5,5575,2455.95%1.11%
Cararayan3.79%2,0122,0110.05%0.01%
Coro‑coro3.29%1,7471,58710.08%1.85%
Dap‑dap1.68%89176516.47%2.95%
Gajo2.89%1,5361,4893.16%0.59%
Joroan5.16%2,7412,6672.77%0.52%
Libjo5.53%2,9362,62411.89%2.16%
Libtong4.34%2,3042,2532.26%0.43%
Matalibong2.63%1,3971,2908.29%1.53%
Maynonong1.55%82467422.26%3.90%
Mayong3.07%1,6321,660-1.69%-0.32%
Misibis4.13%2,1922,0646.20%1.15%
Naga8.71%4,6294,6140.33%0.06%
Nagas6.04%3,2062,9259.61%1.76%
Oyama2.43%1,2891,2086.71%1.24%
Putsan2.32%1,2341,1864.05%0.76%
San Bernardo3.31%1,7591,53014.97%2.69%
Sogod3.96%2,1031,9935.52%1.03%
Tigbi5.96%3,1683,1131.77%0.33%
Tiwi Total53,12050,1635.89%1.10%

Historical population

The population of Tiwi grew from 17,691 in 1960 to 53,120 in 2015, an increase of 35,429 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.10%, or an increase of 2,957 people, from the previous population of 50,163 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,691
22,0372.17%
24,3502.02%
28,7263.36%
34,6581.90%
39,7332.59%
44,2612.34%
49,1851.47%
50,1630.72%
53,1201.10%

Location

The municipal center of Tiwi is situated at approximately 13° 27' North, 123° 41' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.0 meters or 32.9 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 Tiwi are Tabaco, Ligao, Iriga, Legazpi, Naga, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Malinao, Malilipot, Buhi, Bacacay, Sagñay, and Santo Domingo. Its distance from the national capital is 317.45 kilometers (197.26 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 317.45 kilometers (197.26 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 53,120, ranked 493 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 40.83 square kilometers, ranked 1,004 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 502 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 380 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.10%, ranked 995 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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