Viga, Catanduanes Profile – PhilAtlas

Viga, Province of Catanduanes

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCatanduanes
Barangay count31
Postal code4805
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)158.23 km2 (61.09 sq mi)
Population (2015)21,624
Density (2015)137 / km2 (354 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 52' North, 124° 19' East (13.8726, 124.3093)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.5 meters (18.0 feet)

Viga is a coastal municipality in the island province of Catanduanes.

The municipality has a land area of 158.23 square kilometers or 61.09 square miles which constitutes 10.60% of Catanduanes's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 21,624. This represented 8.29% of the total population of Catanduanes province, or 0.37% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 137 inhabitants per square kilometer or 354 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Viga has 31 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)
Almojuela3.01%65155617.09%3.05%
Ananong1.89%409424-3.54%-0.68%
Asuncion2.57%5565334.32%0.81%
Batohonan0.92%19818010.00%1.83%
Begonia3.12%6756533.37%0.63%
Botinagan1.26%273299-8.70%-1.72%
Buenavista3.60%7797533.45%0.65%
Burgos4.64%1,0039614.37%0.82%
Del Pilar1.69%3663601.67%0.32%
Mabini1.83%3963823.66%0.69%
Magsaysay2.83%6125668.13%1.50%
Ogbong4.82%1,0421,0063.58%0.67%
Osmeña1.95%42236814.67%2.64%
Pedro Vera6.60%1,4271,24814.34%2.58%
Peñafrancia1.64%3543394.42%0.83%
Quezon3.69%79771411.62%2.12%
Quirino1.18%25522811.84%2.15%
Rizal6.15%1,3291,2744.32%0.81%
Roxas2.69%5815417.39%1.37%
Sagrada3.08%6666266.39%1.19%
San Isidro1.31%284333-14.71%-2.99%
San Jose Oco5.47%1,1831,1631.72%0.33%
San Jose Poblacion4.02%870909-4.29%-0.83%
San Pedro2.64%5715503.82%0.72%
San Roque3.83%82972813.87%2.50%
San Vicente3.70%8007289.89%1.81%
Santa Rosa2.93%6346044.97%0.93%
Soboc4.02%8698522.00%0.38%
Tambongon5.38%1,1631,190-2.27%-0.44%
Tinago4.99%1,0801,0582.08%0.39%
Villa Aurora2.54%5505431.29%0.24%
Viga Total21,62420,6694.62%0.86%

Historical population

The population of Viga grew from 20,880 in 1960 to 21,624 in 2015, an increase of 744 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.86%, or an increase of 955 people, from the previous population of 20,669 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
20,880
14,839-3.29%
16,0631.60%
15,863-0.25%
16,2700.25%
18,5692.51%
18,105-0.54%
19,2660.86%
20,6692.59%
21,6240.86%

Location

The municipal center of Viga is situated at approximately 13° 52' North, 124° 19' East, in the island of Catanduanes. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.5 meters or 18.0 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 Viga are Tabaco, Legazpi, Sorsogon City, Ligao, Iriga, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Panganiban, Bagamanoc, Gigmoto, Caramoran, Baras, and Pandan. Its distance from the national capital is 368.00 kilometers (228.66 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 368.00 kilometers (228.66 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N77°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 21,624, ranked 1,221 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 61.09 square kilometers, ranked 713 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 137 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,201 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.86%, ranked 1,189 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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