Magarao, Province of Camarines Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Sur
Barangay count15
Postal code4403
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)44.97 km2 (17.36 sq mi)
Population (2015)25,694
Density (2015)571 / km2 (1,480 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 40' North, 123° 11' East (13.6610, 123.1857)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.5 meters (18.1 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 44.97 square kilometers or 17.36 square miles which constitutes 0.82% of Camarines Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 25,694. This represented 1.32% of the total population of Camarines Sur province, or 0.44% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 571 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,480 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Magarao has 15 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)
Barobaybay2.29%589661-10.89%-2.17%
Bell8.88%2,2812,1804.63%0.87%
Carangcang12.56%3,2272,90611.05%2.01%
Carigsa0.69%177195-9.23%-1.83%
Casuray4.27%1,09798811.03%2.01%
Monserrat5.39%1,3851,09126.95%4.65%
Ponong5.12%1,3161,2763.13%0.59%
San Francisco5.03%1,2931,316-1.75%-0.34%
San Isidro12.45%3,2002,9259.40%1.73%
San Juan4.38%1,1251,135-0.88%-0.17%
San Miguel3.36%8641,001-13.69%-2.76%
San Pantaleon4.78%1,2271,246-1.52%-0.29%
Santa Lucia21.31%5,4764,75815.09%2.71%
Santa Rosa3.55%9138813.63%0.68%
Santo Tomas5.93%1,5241,715-11.14%-2.22%
Magarao Total25,69424,2745.85%1.09%

Historical population

The population of Magarao grew from 8,501 in 1960 to 25,694 in 2015, an increase of 17,193 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.09%, or an increase of 1,420 people, from the previous population of 24,274 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,501
10,9382.50%
11,8461.61%
13,4142.52%
16,6232.17%
18,2641.78%
20,9643.00%
22,5150.99%
24,2742.78%
25,6941.09%

Location

The municipal center of Magarao is situated at approximately 13° 40' North, 123° 11' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.5 meters or 18.1 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 Magarao are Naga, Iriga, Ligao, Tabaco, Legazpi, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Canaman, Bombon, Camaligan, Calabanga, Milaor, and Gainza. Its distance from the national capital is 259.43 kilometers (161.20 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 259.43 kilometers (161.20 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 25,694, ranked 1,066 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 17.36 square kilometers, ranked 1,435 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 571 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 326 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.09%, ranked 1,005 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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