Catanduanes

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Catanduanes
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
CapitalVirac
Total local government units
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 per km2
(453 per sq. mi)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 260,964 representing 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 such 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.

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

Catanduanes has 11 municipalities and 0 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 315.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Bagamanocmun11,551
(4.43%)
11,3700.30%80.74 km2
(31.17 sq mi)
143 per km2
(371 per sq mi)
18
Barasmun12,848
(4.92%)
12,2430.92%109.50 km2
(42.28 sq mi)
117 per km2
(304 per sq mi)
29
Batomun21,279
(8.15%)
19,9841.20%48.62 km2
(18.77 sq mi)
438 per km2
(1,134 per sq mi)
27
Caramoranmun30,056
(11.52%)
28,0631.31%263.74 km2
(101.83 sq mi)
114 per km2
(295 per sq mi)
27
Gigmotomun8,368
(3.21%)
8,0030.85%181.82 km2
(70.20 sq mi)
46 per km2
(119 per sq mi)
9
Pandanmun20,516
(7.86%)
19,3931.08%119.90 km2
(46.29 sq mi)
171 per km2
(443 per sq mi)
26
Panganibanmun9,287
(3.56%)
9,738-0.90%79.96 km2
(30.87 sq mi)
116 per km2
(301 per sq mi)
23
San Andresmun36,779
(14.09%)
35,7790.53%167.31 km2
(64.60 sq mi)
220 per km2
(569 per sq mi)
38
San Miguelmun15,006
(5.75%)
14,1071.18%129.94 km2
(50.17 sq mi)
115 per km2
(299 per sq mi)
24
Vigamun21,624
(8.29%)
20,6690.86%158.23 km2
(61.09 sq mi)
137 per km2
(354 per sq mi)
31
Viracmun, capital73,650
(28.22%)
66,9511.83%152.40 km2
(58.84 sq mi)
483 per km2
(1,252 per sq mi)
63
Catanduanes Total260,964246,3001.11%1,492.16 km2
(576.13 sq mi)
175 per km2
(453 per 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 239,410
1918 Dec 3163,5303.06%
1939 Jan 198,5452.22%
1948 Oct 1112,1211.33%
1960 Feb 15156,3292.97%
1970 May 6162,3020.37%
1975 May 1172,7801.26%
1980 May 1175,2470.28%
1990 May 1187,0000.65%
1995 Sep 1202,4641.50%
2000 May 1215,3561.33%
2007 Aug 1232,7571.08%
2010 May 1246,3002.08%
2015 Aug 1260,9641.11%

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.
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