Loreto
Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Sur
Barangay count17
Postal code8507
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)1,462.74 km2
(564.77 sq. mi)
Population (2015)42,501
Density (2015)29 per km2
(75 per sq. mi)
Coordinates8° 11' North, 125° 51' East
(8.1856 ° N, 125.8538 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
26.3 meters
(86.1 feet)
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Loreto is a municipality in the landlocked province of Agusan del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 1,462.74 square kilometers or 564.77 square miles which constitutes 14.64% of Agusan del Sur's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 42,501 representing 6.07% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.64% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 29 inhabitants per square kilometer or 75 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Loreto has 17 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Binucayan6.54%2,7813,605-22.86%-4.82%
Johnson3.37%1,4331,547-7.37%-1.45%
Kasapa4.09%1,7383,122-44.33%-10.55%
Katipunan1.24%525677-22.45%-4.73%
Kauswagan5.75%2,4452,18212.05%2.19%
Magaud7.80%3,3142,30343.90%7.18%
Nueva Gracia5.34%2,2701,92817.74%3.16%
Poblacion15.02%6,3846,456-1.12%-0.21%
Sabud10.28%4,367779460.59%38.85%
San Isidro3.77%1,6011,5324.50%0.84%
San Mariano5.67%2,4112,709-11.00%-2.19%
San Vicente5.09%2,1632,227-2.87%-0.55%
Santa Teresa5.47%2,3252,3240.04%0.01%
Santo Niño2.56%1,0881,221-10.89%-2.17%
Santo Tomas9.08%3,8593,6745.04%0.94%
Violanta3.39%1,4391,17422.57%3.95%
Waloe5.55%2,3582,01417.08%3.05%
Loreto Total42,50139,4747.67%1.42%
Historical population

The population of Loreto grew from 6,248 in 1960 to 42,501 in 2015, an increase of 36,253 people. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [1.19%, 7.48%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.42%, or an increase of 3,027 people, from the previous population of 39,474 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 156,248
1970 May 613,0577.48%
1975 May 116,2644.51%
1980 May 118,7812.92%
1990 May 121,1331.19%
1995 Sep 124,0222.43%
2000 May 131,3655.89%
2007 Aug 134,5491.34%
2010 May 139,4744.97%
2015 Aug 142,5011.42%
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The town center of Loreto is situated at approximately 8° 11' North, 125° 51' East, which has an elevation estimated at 26.3 meters or 86.1 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 Loreto are Bislig, Bayugan, Malaybalay, Tagum, Valencia, and Butuan. The nearest municipalities are La Paz, Bunawan, Veruela, Rosario, Trento, and Santa Josefa. Its distance from the national capital is 885.79 kilometers (550.40 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 885.79 kilometers (550.40 miles) to the Northwest (N36°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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