Balatan, Province of Camarines Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Sur
Barangay count17
Postal code4436
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBurias Pass, Ragay Gulf [Sibuyan Sea]
Area (2007)93.09 km2 (35.94 sq mi)
Population (2015)30,922
Density (2015)332 / km2 (860 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 19' North, 123° 14' East (13.3166, 123.2333)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.7 meters (12.0 feet)

Balatan is a coastal municipality in the province of Camarines Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 93.09 square kilometers or 35.94 square miles which constitutes 1.69% of Camarines Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 30,922. This represented 1.58% of the total population of Camarines Sur province, or 0.53% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 332 inhabitants per square kilometer or 860 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balatan has 17 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)
Cabanbanan4.48%1,3841,423-2.74%-0.53%
Cabungan3.10%959967-0.83%-0.16%
Camangahan1.28%3973921.28%0.24%
Cayogcog1.42%440542-18.82%-3.89%
Coguit6.47%2,0011,71316.81%3.00%
Duran19.14%5,9205,5157.34%1.36%
Laganac7.81%2,4141,99620.94%3.69%
Luluasan12.74%3,9403,48812.96%2.35%
Montenegro1.21%3743710.81%0.15%
Pararao6.97%2,1542,0326.00%1.12%
Pulang Daga3.68%1,1371,03110.28%1.88%
Sagrada Nacacale2.58%7977881.14%0.22%
San Francisco4.26%1,3181,16812.84%2.33%
Santiago Nacacale1.29%3983882.58%0.49%
Siramag16.45%5,0884,8275.41%1.01%
Tapayas5.49%1,6981,6055.79%1.08%
Tomatarayo1.63%50345311.04%2.01%
Balatan Total30,92228,6997.75%1.43%

Historical population

The population of Balatan grew from 11,189 in 1960 to 30,922 in 2015, an increase of 19,733 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.43%, or an increase of 2,223 people, from the previous population of 28,699 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,189
12,1460.81%
13,1591.62%
15,1912.91%
19,3242.44%
21,0751.64%
22,5371.45%
25,9821.98%
28,6993.69%
30,9221.43%

Location

The municipal center of Balatan is situated at approximately 13° 19' North, 123° 14' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.7 meters or 12.0 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 Balatan are Iriga, Naga, Ligao, Tabaco, Legazpi, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Bato, Bula, Nabua, Baao, Libon, and Pili. Its distance from the national capital is 281.34 kilometers (174.82 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 281.34 kilometers (174.82 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N60°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 30,922, ranked 911 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 35.94 square kilometers, ranked 1,085 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 332 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 603 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.43%, ranked 712 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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