Las Nieves, Province of Agusan del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Norte
Barangay count20
Postal code8610
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)582.69 km2 (224.98 sq mi)
Population (2015)28,414
Density (2015)49 / km2 (126 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 44' North, 125° 36' East (8.7351, 125.6010)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.4 meters (40.7 feet)

Las Nieves is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Agusan del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 582.69 square kilometers or 224.98 square miles which constitutes 21.34% of Agusan del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 28,414. This represented 8.02% of the total population of Agusan del Norte province, or 1.09% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 49 inhabitants per square kilometer or 126 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Las Nieves has 20 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)
Ambacon4.91%1,3951,14421.94%3.85%
Balungagan2.86%8147705.71%1.06%
Bonifacio5.58%1,5851,5442.66%0.50%
Casiklan7.27%2,0661,9237.44%1.38%
Consorcia4.49%1,2761,337-4.56%-0.89%
Durian7.34%2,0851,77417.53%3.12%
Eduardo G. Montilla4.83%1,3721,19514.81%2.66%
Ibuan3.99%1,1341,146-1.05%-0.20%
Katipunan3.63%1,0311,121-8.03%-1.58%
Lingayao9.46%2,6872,41911.08%2.02%
Malicato3.82%1,0841,0443.83%0.72%
Maningalao5.37%1,5271,4505.31%0.99%
Marcos Calo3.87%1,1001,0980.18%0.03%
Mat‑i7.32%2,0812,0063.74%0.70%
Pinana‑an5.33%1,5151,4722.92%0.55%
Poblacion5.03%1,4281,3158.59%1.58%
Rosario5.22%1,4841,34410.42%1.90%
San Isidro4.21%1,1951,250-4.40%-0.85%
San Roque1.94%5515108.04%1.48%
Tinucoran3.53%1,0049941.01%0.19%
Las Nieves Total28,41426,8565.80%1.08%

Historical population

The population of Las Nieves grew from 4,262 in 1960 to 28,414 in 2015, an increase of 24,152 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.08%, or an increase of 1,558 people, from the previous population of 26,856 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,262
6,7824.65%
8,6094.90%
10,7574.55%
15,4093.66%
22,9667.76%
21,530-1.37%
25,2032.20%
26,8562.34%
28,4141.08%

Location

The municipal center of Las Nieves is situated at approximately 8° 44' North, 125° 36' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.4 meters or 40.7 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 Las Nieves are Bayugan, Butuan, Cabadbaran, Gingoog, Tandag, and Malaybalay. The nearest municipalities are Esperanza, Sibagat, San Luis, Magallanes, Buenavista, and Remedios T. Romualdez. Its distance from the national capital is 820.48 kilometers (509.82 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 820.48 kilometers (509.82 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 28,414, ranked 978 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 224.98 square kilometers, ranked 100 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 49 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,524 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.08%, ranked 1,011 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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