Bula, Province of Camarines Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Sur
Barangay count33
Postal code4430
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesRagay Gulf [Sibuyan Sea]
Area (2007)167.64 km2 (64.73 sq mi)
Population (2015)69,430
Density (2015)414 / km2 (1,073 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 28' North, 123° 17' East (13.4702, 123.2801)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.8 meters (38.7 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 167.64 square kilometers or 64.73 square miles which constitutes 3.05% of Camarines Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 69,430. This represented 3.56% of the total population of Camarines Sur province, or 1.20% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 414 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,073 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bula has 33 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)
Bagoladio2.26%1,5701,5352.28%0.43%
Bagumbayan3.54%2,4592,669-7.87%-1.55%
Balaogan5.01%3,4793,3892.66%0.50%
Caorasan2.24%1,5531,595-2.63%-0.51%
Casugad5.80%4,0283,8335.09%0.95%
Causip3.68%2,5542,4484.33%0.81%
Fabrica6.98%4,8484,5077.57%1.40%
Inoyonan2.06%1,4301,3615.07%0.95%
Itangon2.60%1,8061,50120.32%3.58%
Kinalabasahan0.87%604653-7.50%-1.47%
La Purisima1.94%1,3491,446-6.71%-1.31%
La Victoria2.12%1,4711,27515.37%2.76%
Lanipga2.40%1,6651,688-1.36%-0.26%
Lubgan3.21%2,2271,84720.57%3.63%
Ombao Heights2.42%1,6801,6462.07%0.39%
Ombao Polpog3.31%2,2982,2780.88%0.17%
Palsong8.59%5,9635,6246.03%1.12%
Panoypoyan2.92%2,0291,9792.53%0.48%
Pawili4.10%2,8462,6198.67%1.60%
Sagrada2.84%1,9731,9123.19%0.60%
Salvacion1.64%1,1361,170-2.91%-0.56%
San Agustin1.81%1,2541,466-14.46%-2.93%
San Francisco1.66%1,1531,177-2.04%-0.39%
San Isidro2.25%1,5621,864-16.20%-3.31%
San Jose3.66%2,5402,5071.32%0.25%
San Miguel3.98%2,7612,921-5.48%-1.07%
San Ramon2.71%1,8801,942-3.19%-0.62%
San Roque3.82%2,6492,667-0.67%-0.13%
San Roque Heights0.98%679762-10.89%-2.17%
Santa Elena3.44%2,3912,3661.06%0.20%
Santo Domingo2.42%1,6781,47213.99%2.53%
Santo Niño1.80%1,2491,1964.43%0.83%
Taisan0.96%666696-4.31%-0.84%
Bula Total69,43068,0112.09%0.39%

Historical population

The population of Bula grew from 24,257 in 1960 to 69,430 in 2015, an increase of 45,173 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.39%, or an increase of 1,419 people, from the previous population of 68,011 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
24,257
31,5062.59%
36,9043.22%
40,6421.95%
48,2401.73%
54,6502.36%
57,4741.09%
62,0241.06%
68,0113.41%
69,4300.39%

Location

The municipal center of Bula is situated at approximately 13° 28' North, 123° 17' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.8 meters or 38.7 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 Bula are Iriga, Naga, Ligao, Tabaco, Legazpi, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Baao, Pili, Nabua, Ocampo, Minalabac, and Bato. Its distance from the national capital is 277.67 kilometers (172.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 277.67 kilometers (172.53 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N63°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 69,430, ranked 325 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 64.73 square kilometers, ranked 675 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 414 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 480 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.39%, ranked 1,440 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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