Magallanes
Province of Agusan del Norte

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Norte
Barangay count8
Postal code8604
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesButuan Bay [Bohol Sea]
Area (2007)44.31 km2
(17.11 sq. mi)
Population (2015)21,007
Density (2015)474 per km2
(1,228 per sq. mi)
Coordinates9° 1' North, 125° 31' East
(9.0225 ° N, 125.5179 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
6.7 meters
(22.0 feet)
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Magallanes is a coastal municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 44.31 square kilometers or 17.11 square miles which constitutes 1.62% of Agusan del Norte's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 21,007 representing 5.93% of the total population of Agusan del Norte province, or 0.81% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 474 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,228 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Magallanes has 8 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Buhang18.46%3,8784,021-3.56%-0.69%
Caloc‑an20.80%4,3694,1545.18%0.97%
Guiasan6.98%1,4671,16625.81%4.47%
Marcos17.32%3,6393,824-4.84%-0.94%
Poblacion8.93%1,8761,930-2.80%-0.54%
Santo Niño7.92%1,6631,741-4.48%-0.87%
Santo Rosario13.16%2,7643,189-13.33%-2.69%
Taod‑oy6.43%1,3511,456-7.21%-1.41%
Magallanes Total21,00721,481-2.21%-0.42%
Historical population

The population of Magallanes grew from 7,377 in 1970 to 21,007 in 2015, an increase of 13,630 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.42%, or a decrease of 474 people, from the previous population of 21,481 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 15
1970 May 67,377
1975 May 111,4129.15%
1980 May 115,9946.98%
1990 May 116,2110.13%
1995 Sep 117,5231.47%
2000 May 119,8952.76%
2007 Aug 120,9300.70%
2010 May 121,4810.95%
2015 Aug 121,007-0.42%
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The town center of Magallanes is situated at approximately 9° 1' North, 125° 31' East, which has an elevation estimated at 6.7 meters or 22.0 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 Magallanes are Butuan, Cabadbaran, Bayugan, Gingoog, Tandag, and Surigao City. The nearest municipalities are Remedios T. Romualdez, Buenavista, Tubay, Nasipit, Santiago, and Carmen. Its distance from the national capital is 789.78 kilometers (490.75 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 789.78 kilometers (490.75 miles) to the Northwest (N38°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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