Rosario
Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
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 per km2
(314 per sq. mi)
Coordinates8° 23' North, 126° 0' East
(8.3814 ° N, 126.0015 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
31.3 meters
(102.5 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 46,683 representing 6.66% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.80% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 121 inhabitants per square kilometer or 314 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Rosario has 11 barangays as shown in the following table.

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. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [1.01%, 7.61%]. 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 150
1970 May 67,885
1975 May 19,7744.40%
1980 May 112,4434.95%
1990 May 125,4367.41%
1995 Sep 126,8361.01%
2000 May 128,6751.43%
2007 Aug 131,2931.21%
2010 May 138,2807.61%
2015 Aug 146,6833.85%
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The town center of Rosario is situated at approximately 8° 23' North, 126° 0' East, which has an elevation 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.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 878.41 kilometers (545.82 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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