Catanduanes

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Catanduanes
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
Cities0
Municipalities11
Barangays315
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)1,492.16 km2 (576.13 sq mi)
Population (2015)260,964
Density (2015)175 / km2 (453 / sq mi)

Catanduanes is a province in the Philippines situated in the Bicol Region occupying the southeastern peninsula of Luzon and the outlying island provinces of Masbate and Catanduanes.. Its capital is the Municipality of Virac.

The province has a land area of 1,492.16 square kilometers or 576.13 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 260,964. This represented 4.50% of the total population of the Bicol Region, 0.45% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.26% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 175 inhabitants per square kilometer or 453 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Catanduanes is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Philippine Sea, Lagonoy Gulf, and Maqueda Channel.

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Map of the Philippines with Catanduanes highlighted in redMap of Catanduanes showing its component municipalitiesBagamanocBarasBatoCaramoranGigmotoPandanPanganibanSan AndresSan MiguelVigaVirac

Local government units

Catanduanes has 11 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 315.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Bagamanocmunicipality11,55111,3700.30%80.74 km2 (31.17 sq mi)143 / km2 (371 / sq mi)18
Barasmunicipality12,84812,2430.92%109.50 km2 (42.28 sq mi)117 / km2 (304 / sq mi)29
Batomunicipality21,27919,9841.20%48.62 km2 (18.77 sq mi)438 / km2 (1,134 / sq mi)27
Caramoranmunicipality30,05628,0631.31%263.74 km2 (101.83 sq mi)114 / km2 (295 / sq mi)27
Gigmotomunicipality8,3688,0030.85%181.82 km2 (70.20 sq mi)46 / km2 (119 / sq mi)9
Pandanmunicipality20,51619,3931.08%119.90 km2 (46.29 sq mi)171 / km2 (443 / sq mi)26
Panganibanmunicipality9,2879,738-0.90%79.96 km2 (30.87 sq mi)116 / km2 (301 / sq mi)23
San Andresmunicipality36,77935,7790.53%167.31 km2 (64.60 sq mi)220 / km2 (569 / sq mi)38
San Miguelmunicipality15,00614,1071.18%129.94 km2 (50.17 sq mi)115 / km2 (299 / sq mi)24
Vigamunicipality21,62420,6690.86%158.23 km2 (61.09 sq mi)137 / km2 (354 / sq mi)31
Viracmunicipality, capital73,65066,9511.83%152.40 km2 (58.84 sq mi)483 / km2 (1,252 / sq mi)63
Catanduanes Total260,964246,3001.11%1,492.16 km2 (576.13 sq mi)175 / km2 (453 / sq mi)315

Historical population

The population of Catanduanes grew from 156,329 in 1960 to 260,964 in 2015, an increase of 104,635 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.11%, or an increase of 14,664 people, from the previous population of 246,300 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
39,410
63,5303.06%
98,5452.22%
112,1211.33%
156,3292.97%
162,3020.37%
172,7801.26%
175,2470.28%
187,0000.65%
202,4641.50%
215,3561.33%
232,7571.08%
246,3002.08%
260,9641.11%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Catanduanes as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Secondary Roads

  • Catanduanes Circumferential Road
  • Junction Catanduanes Circumferential Road-Panganiban-Sabloyon Road
  • Junction Catanduanes Circumferential Road-Virac Airport Road
  • Junction Catanduanes Circumferential Road-Virac Port

Tertiary Roads

  • Baras-Gigmoto-Viga Road
  • Junction Baras-Weather Radar Station Road
  • Junction Bato-Baras Road
  • Junction Bato-Baras-Tilis Road
  • Junction Catanduanes Circumferential Road-Datag-Supang Road
  • Junction Catanduanes Circumferential Road-Virac Port

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 260,964, ranked 67 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 576.13 square kilometers, ranked 72 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 175 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 45 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.11%, ranked 61 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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