Rosario, Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Sur
Barangay count11
Postal code8504
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)385.05 km2 (148.67 sq mi)
Population (2015)46,683
Density (2015)121 / km2 (314 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 23' North, 126° 0' East (8.3814, 126.0015)
Estimated elevation above sea level31.3 meters (102.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 385.05 square kilometers or 148.67 square miles which constitutes 3.85% of Agusan del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 46,683. This represented 6.66% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.80% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 121 inhabitants per square kilometer or 314 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Rosario has 11 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)
Bayugan 329.82%13,92211,15924.76%4.30%
Cabantao3.69%1,7231,44619.16%3.39%
Cabawan2.91%1,3571,21611.60%2.11%
Libuac6.61%3,0852,68614.85%2.67%
Maligaya3.65%1,7061,43518.89%3.35%
Marfil4.10%1,9142,070-7.54%-1.48%
Novele5.77%2,6952,27818.31%3.25%
Poblacion10.99%5,1314,33118.47%3.28%
Santa Cruz18.55%8,6596,02943.62%7.14%
Tagbayagan4.50%2,1002,0174.12%0.77%
Wasi‑an9.41%4,3913,61321.53%3.78%
Rosario Total46,68338,28021.95%3.85%

Historical population

The population of Rosario grew from 7,885 in 1970 to 46,683 in 2015, an increase of 38,798 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.85%, or an increase of 8,403 people, from the previous population of 38,280 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,885
9,7744.40%
12,4434.95%
25,4367.41%
26,8361.01%
28,6751.43%
31,2931.21%
38,2807.61%
46,6833.85%

Location

The municipal center of Rosario is situated at approximately 8° 23' North, 126° 0' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 31.3 meters or 102.5 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 Rosario are Bislig, Bayugan, Tandag, Butuan, Cabadbaran, and Malaybalay. The nearest municipalities are San Francisco, Tagbina, Barobo, Bunawan, La Paz, and Talacogon. Its distance from the national capital is 878.41 kilometers (545.82 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 878.41 kilometers (545.82 miles) to the Northwest (N38°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 46,683, ranked 576 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 148.67 square kilometers, ranked 230 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 121 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,257 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.85%, ranked 62 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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