Buenavista, Province of Agusan del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Norte
Barangay count25
Postal code8601
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesButuan Bay [Bohol Sea]
Area (2007)475.61 km2 (183.63 sq mi)
Population (2015)61,614
Density (2015)130 / km2 (336 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 58' North, 125° 25' East (8.9744, 125.4090)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.0 meters (26.2 feet)

Buenavista is a coastal municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 475.61 square kilometers or 183.63 square miles which constitutes 17.42% of Agusan del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 61,614. This represented 17.38% of the total population of Agusan del Norte province, or 2.37% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 130 inhabitants per square kilometer or 336 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Buenavista has 25 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)
Abilan4.49%2,7692,11830.74%5.24%
Agong‑ong2.48%1,5311,36012.57%2.28%
Alubijid5.29%3,2592,9709.73%1.78%
Guinabsan6.22%3,8333,45610.91%1.99%
Lower Olave2.74%1,6881,50612.08%2.20%
Macalang3.31%2,0371,72817.88%3.18%
Malapong2.70%1,6611,6510.61%0.12%
Malpoc2.54%1,5671,602-2.18%-0.42%
Manapa8.24%5,0744,28018.55%3.29%
Matabao6.93%4,2683,72714.52%2.61%
Poblacion 13.60%2,2161,93914.29%2.58%
Poblacion 104.03%2,4812,502-0.84%-0.16%
Poblacion 22.33%1,4351,3903.24%0.61%
Poblacion 35.44%3,3513,402-1.50%-0.29%
Poblacion 42.89%1,7801,6398.60%1.58%
Poblacion 51.78%1,0991,0524.47%0.84%
Poblacion 62.89%1,7831,60910.81%1.97%
Poblacion 71.72%1,0601,099-3.55%-0.69%
Poblacion 81.69%1,0431,208-13.66%-2.76%
Poblacion 92.41%1,4841,505-1.40%-0.27%
Rizal5.40%3,3292,80818.55%3.29%
Sacol4.93%3,0382,8416.93%1.28%
Sangay6.19%3,8153,25317.28%3.08%
Simbalan6.80%4,1883,8538.69%1.60%
Talo‑ao2.96%1,8251,64111.21%2.04%
Buenavista Total61,61456,1399.75%1.79%

Historical population

The population of Buenavista grew from 17,927 in 1960 to 61,614 in 2015, an increase of 43,687 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.79%, or an increase of 5,475 people, from the previous population of 56,139 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,927
24,7533.21%
28,6823.00%
31,5311.91%
39,3312.24%
45,0112.56%
50,6122.55%
53,0590.65%
56,1392.08%
61,6141.79%

Location

The municipal center of Buenavista is situated at approximately 8° 58' North, 125° 25' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.0 meters or 26.2 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 Buenavista are Butuan, Cabadbaran, Gingoog, Bayugan, Tandag, and Surigao City. The nearest municipalities are Nasipit, Magallanes, Carmen, Remedios T. Romualdez, Tubay, and Magsaysay. Its distance from the national capital is 786.63 kilometers (488.79 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 786.63 kilometers (488.79 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 61,614, ranked 397 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 183.63 square kilometers, ranked 161 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 130 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,226 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.79%, ranked 478 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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