Veruela
Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Sur
Barangay count20
Postal code8509
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)385.45 km2
(148.82 sq. mi)
Population (2015)43,706
Density (2015)113 per km2
(294 per sq. mi)
Coordinates8° 4' North, 125° 57' East
(8.0698 ° N, 125.9554 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
35.7 meters
(117.1 feet)
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Veruela is a municipality in the landlocked province of Agusan del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 385.45 square kilometers or 148.82 square miles which constitutes 3.86% of Agusan del Sur's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 43,706 representing 6.24% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.68% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 113 inhabitants per square kilometer or 294 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Veruela has 20 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Anitap1.36%5955606.25%1.16%
Bacay II2.48%1,0859949.15%1.68%
Binongan3.97%1,7351,47717.47%3.11%
Caigangan2.35%1,02972641.74%6.87%
Candiis1.50%65555318.44%3.28%
Del Monte5.43%2,3752,2605.09%0.95%
Don Mateo3.32%1,4521,26914.42%2.60%
Katipunan2.19%9589223.90%0.73%
La Fortuna14.68%6,4186,0456.17%1.15%
Limot2.23%9731,104-11.87%-2.38%
Magsaysay3.72%1,6281,5634.16%0.78%
Masayan3.95%1,7261,43020.70%3.65%
Poblacion13.48%5,8915,6434.39%0.82%
Sampaguita13.61%5,9505,5816.61%1.23%
San Gabriel5.88%2,5692,11521.47%3.77%
Santa Cruz2.42%1,0591,0213.72%0.70%
Santa Emelia3.39%1,4831,4631.37%0.26%
Sawagan2.51%1,0991,214-9.47%-1.88%
Sinobong8.48%3,7063,20615.60%2.80%
Sisimon3.02%1,3201,3110.69%0.13%
Veruela Total43,70640,4578.03%1.48%
Historical population

The population of Veruela grew from 2,914 in 1960 to 43,706 in 2015, an increase of 40,792 people. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [0.24%, 11.34%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.48%, or an increase of 3,249 people, from the previous population of 40,457 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 152,914
1970 May 66,6268.37%
1975 May 19,9158.42%
1980 May 113,9917.13%
1990 May 120,1293.71%
1995 Sep 135,70611.34%
2000 May 136,2220.31%
2007 Aug 136,8620.24%
2010 May 140,4573.45%
2015 Aug 143,7061.48%
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The town center of Veruela is situated at approximately 8° 4' North, 125° 57' East, which has an elevation estimated at 35.7 meters or 117.1 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 Veruela are Bislig, Tagum, Bayugan, Panabo, Malaybalay, and Valencia. The nearest municipalities are Trento, Santa Josefa, Bunawan, Loreto, La Paz, and Monkayo. Its distance from the national capital is 902.74 kilometers (560.94 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 902.74 kilometers (560.94 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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