Gainza, Province of Camarines Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Sur
Barangay count8
Postal code4412
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)14.75 km2 (5.70 sq mi)
Population (2015)11,262
Density (2015)764 / km2 (1,976 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 37' North, 123° 8' East (13.6130, 123.1310)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.2 meters (10.4 feet)

Gainza is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Camarines Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 14.75 square kilometers or 5.70 square miles which constitutes 0.27% of Camarines Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 11,262. This represented 0.58% of the total population of Camarines Sur province, or 0.19% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 764 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,976 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Gainza has 8 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)
Cagbunga15.89%1,7891,6528.29%1.53%
Dahilig11.45%1,2891,16310.83%1.98%
District I11.95%1,3461,18313.78%2.49%
District II10.88%1,2251,1625.42%1.01%
Loob12.24%1,3781,403-1.78%-0.34%
Malbong14.29%1,6091,40214.76%2.66%
Namuat4.69%5284986.02%1.12%
Sampaloc18.63%2,0981,88211.48%2.09%
Gainza Total11,26210,3458.86%1.63%

Historical population

The population of Gainza grew from 5,068 in 1960 to 11,262 in 2015, an increase of 6,194 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.63%, or an increase of 917 people, from the previous population of 10,345 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,068
4,823-0.48%
5,9314.24%
6,2120.93%
7,0951.34%
7,7431.65%
8,4121.79%
9,4041.55%
10,3453.53%
11,2621.63%

Location

The municipal center of Gainza is situated at approximately 13° 37' North, 123° 8' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.2 meters or 10.4 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 Gainza are Naga, Iriga, Ligao, Tabaco, Legazpi, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Camaligan, San Fernando, Milaor, Canaman, Pamplona, and Minalabac. Its distance from the national capital is 256.23 kilometers (159.22 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 256.23 kilometers (159.22 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N65°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 11,262, ranked 1,507 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 5.70 square kilometers, ranked 1,610 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 764 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 241 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.63%, ranked 570 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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