Loreto, Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (75 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 11' North, 125° 51' East (8.1856, 125.8538)
Estimated elevation above sea level26.3 meters (86.1 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 42,501. This represented 6.07% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.64% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 29 inhabitants per square kilometer or 75 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Loreto has 17 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)
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. 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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,248
13,0577.48%
16,2644.51%
18,7812.92%
21,1331.19%
24,0222.43%
31,3655.89%
34,5491.34%
39,4744.97%
42,5011.42%

Location

The municipal center of Loreto is situated at approximately 8° 11' North, 125° 51' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

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

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 42,501, ranked 635 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 564.77 square kilometers, ranked 7 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 29 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,593 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.42%, ranked 720 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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