Las Nieves
Province of Agusan del Norte

Summary data
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 per km2
(126 per sq. mi)
Coordinates8° 44' North, 125° 36' East
(8.7351 ° N, 125.6010 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
12.4 meters
(40.7 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 28,414 representing 8.02% of the total population of Agusan del Norte province, or 1.09% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 49 inhabitants per square kilometer or 126 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Las Nieves has 20 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 154,262
1970 May 66,7824.65%
1975 May 18,6094.90%
1980 May 110,7574.55%
1990 May 115,4093.66%
1995 Sep 122,9667.76%
2000 May 121,530-1.37%
2007 Aug 125,2032.20%
2010 May 126,8562.34%
2015 Aug 128,4141.08%
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The town center of Las Nieves is situated at approximately 8° 44' North, 125° 36' East, which has an elevation 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.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

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

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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