Garchitorena, Province of Camarines Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Sur
Barangay count23
Postal code4428
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)243.80 km2 (94.13 sq mi)
Population (2015)27,010
Density (2015)111 / km2 (287 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 53' North, 123° 42' East (13.8823, 123.6987)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.9 meters (12.7 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 243.80 square kilometers or 94.13 square miles which constitutes 4.44% of Camarines Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 27,010. This represented 1.38% of the total population of Camarines Sur province, or 0.47% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 111 inhabitants per square kilometer or 287 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Garchitorena has 23 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)
Ason4.57%1,2341,10911.27%2.05%
Bahi7.28%1,9661,8884.13%0.77%
Barangay I5.42%1,4651,4371.95%0.37%
Barangay II3.54%9559500.53%0.10%
Barangay III2.40%64956215.48%2.78%
Barangay IV10.20%2,7562,37316.14%2.89%
Binagasbasan5.42%1,4651,11831.04%5.28%
Burabod2.58%697706-1.27%-0.24%
Cagamutan2.21%5975508.55%1.57%
Cagnipa2.93%79272010.00%1.83%
Canlong2.77%7487332.05%0.39%
Dangla2.13%5745298.51%1.57%
Del Pilar4.23%1,1431,02211.84%2.15%
Denrica5.72%1,5461,5211.64%0.31%
Harrison7.22%1,9501,8396.04%1.12%
Mansangat2.36%6375809.83%1.80%
Pambuhan4.79%1,2951,2543.27%0.61%
Sagrada2.40%6495988.53%1.57%
Salvacion2.04%55145620.83%3.67%
San Vicente5.12%1,3831,2698.98%1.65%
Sumaoy6.36%1,7181,5848.46%1.56%
Tamiawon3.14%8498124.56%0.85%
Toytoy5.15%1,3911,594-12.74%-2.56%
Garchitorena Total27,01025,2047.17%1.33%

Historical population

The population of Garchitorena grew from 10,191 in 1960 to 27,010 in 2015, an increase of 16,819 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.33%, or an increase of 1,806 people, from the previous population of 25,204 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,191
15,8904.44%
16,4380.68%
16,8770.53%
19,4391.42%
19,4810.04%
23,0213.64%
24,8251.05%
25,2040.55%
27,0101.33%

Location

The municipal center of Garchitorena is situated at approximately 13° 53' North, 123° 42' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.9 meters or 12.7 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 Garchitorena are Tabaco, Iriga, Naga, Ligao, Legazpi, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Presentacion, Caramoan, Lagonoy, San Jose, Goa, and Tigaon. Its distance from the national capital is 303.70 kilometers (188.71 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 303.70 kilometers (188.71 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N75°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 27,010, ranked 1,025 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 94.13 square kilometers, ranked 439 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 111 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,296 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.33%, ranked 785 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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