Bunawan, Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Sur
Barangay count10
Postal code8506
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)512.16 km2 (197.75 sq mi)
Population (2015)45,151
Density (2015)88 / km2 (228 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 11' North, 125° 60' East (8.1781, 125.9935)
Estimated elevation above sea level29.1 meters (95.6 feet)

Bunawan is a municipality in the landlocked province of Agusan del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 512.16 square kilometers or 197.75 square miles which constitutes 5.13% of Agusan del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 45,151. This represented 6.44% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.74% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 88 inhabitants per square kilometer or 228 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bunawan has 10 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)
Bunawan Brook11.70%5,2835,0634.35%0.81%
Consuelo21.10%9,5285,86362.51%9.69%
Imelda3.70%1,6721,17941.82%6.88%
Libertad14.58%6,5836,0189.39%1.72%
Mambalili6.66%3,0082,35527.73%4.77%
Nueva Era3.05%1,3751,13920.72%3.65%
Poblacion11.91%5,3794,68314.86%2.67%
San Andres7.39%3,3363,0439.63%1.77%
San Marcos2.68%1,21289635.27%5.92%
San Teodoro17.22%7,7757,2437.35%1.36%
Bunawan Total45,15137,48220.46%3.61%

Historical population

The population of Bunawan grew from 11,423 in 1960 to 45,151 in 2015, an increase of 33,728 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.61%, or an increase of 7,669 people, from the previous population of 37,482 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,423
8,646-2.69%
9,6032.13%
12,7195.78%
21,1055.20%
24,6152.92%
26,7041.76%
35,7574.11%
37,4821.73%
45,1513.61%

Location

The municipal center of Bunawan is situated at approximately 8° 11' North, 125° 60' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 29.1 meters or 95.6 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 Bunawan are Bislig, Bayugan, Tagum, Malaybalay, Butuan, and Tandag. The nearest municipalities are Veruela, Loreto, Trento, Santa Josefa, Rosario, and La Paz. Its distance from the national capital is 895.68 kilometers (556.55 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 895.68 kilometers (556.55 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 45,151, ranked 602 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 197.75 square kilometers, ranked 141 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 88 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,378 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.61%, ranked 73 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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