Iligan

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupMindanao
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceLanao del Norte
Barangay count44
Postal code9200
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesIligan Bay [Bohol Sea]
Area (2007)813.37 km2 (314.04 sq mi)
Population (2015)342,618
Density (2015)421 / km2 (1,091 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 14' North, 124° 14' East (8.2286, 124.2381)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.0 meters (19.8 feet)

Iligan is a coastal highly urbanized city in the Northern Mindanao region. Although administratively independent due to its distinction as highly urbanized city, Iligan is commonly grouped with the province of Lanao del Norte.

The city has a land area of 813.37 square kilometers or 314.04 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 342,618. This represented 7.31% of the total population of the Northern Mindanao region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 421 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,091 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Iligan has 44 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)
Abuno1.58%5,4234,70315.31%2.75%
Acmac1.89%6,4715,78411.88%2.16%
Bagong Silang2.04%6,9786,15213.43%2.43%
Bonbonon0.52%1,7861,48919.95%3.52%
Bunawan0.65%2,2182,1821.65%0.31%
Buru‑un4.43%15,16412,99116.73%2.99%
Dalipuga5.76%19,72118,1918.41%1.55%
Del Carmen2.46%8,4238,3051.42%0.27%
Digkilaan1.52%5,2084,23822.89%4.00%
Ditucalan0.99%3,3853,3371.44%0.27%
Dulag0.35%1,2161,06913.75%2.48%
Hinaplanon3.60%12,34614,340-13.91%-2.81%
Hindang0.27%9131,125-18.84%-3.90%
Kabacsanan0.62%2,1231,9479.04%1.66%
Kalilangan0.42%1,4421,15924.42%4.25%
Kiwalan2.18%7,4645,95525.34%4.39%
Lanipao0.81%2,7592,34817.50%3.12%
Luinab2.51%8,6038,1146.03%1.12%
Mahayhay2.68%9,1798,9982.01%0.38%
Mainit0.76%2,5882,4804.35%0.81%
Mandulog1.13%3,8673,10324.62%4.28%
Maria Cristina3.32%11,38310,7515.88%1.09%
Palao2.80%9,6009,5440.59%0.11%
Panoroganan1.40%4,8064,03519.11%3.39%
Poblacion1.01%3,4703,924-11.57%-2.31%
Puga‑an2.18%7,4607,3980.84%0.16%
Rogongon1.69%5,7864,87018.81%3.34%
San Miguel1.45%4,9554,11720.35%3.59%
San Roque1.38%4,7403,86022.80%3.99%
Santa Elena2.84%9,7355,11990.17%13.02%
Santa Filomena1.93%6,6157,387-10.45%-2.08%
Santiago2.57%8,8149,211-4.31%-0.84%
Santo Rosario0.63%2,1742,1550.88%0.17%
Saray‑Tibanga2.97%10,17110,225-0.53%-0.10%
Suarez4.86%16,65717,544-5.06%-0.98%
Tambacan5.14%17,61616,7015.48%1.02%
Tibanga2.80%9,5959,0426.12%1.14%
Tipanoy4.30%14,73012,90414.15%2.55%
Tominobo Proper2.56%8,7809,005-2.50%-0.48%
Tominobo Upper1.00%3,4291,625111.02%15.28%
Tubod9.31%31,91332,283-1.15%-0.22%
Ubaldo Laya3.49%11,95010,9619.02%1.66%
Upper Hinaplanon1.59%5,4646,531-16.34%-3.34%
Villa Verde1.60%5,4985,619-2.15%-0.41%
Iligan Total342,618322,8216.13%1.14%

Historical population

The population of Iligan grew from 104,493 in 1970 to 342,618 in 2015, an increase of 238,125 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.14%, or an increase of 19,797 people, from the previous population of 322,821 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
104,493
118,7782.60%
167,3587.10%
226,5683.08%
273,0043.55%
285,0610.93%
308,0461.08%
322,8211.72%
342,6181.14%

Location

The city center of Iligan is situated at approximately 8° 14' North, 124° 14' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.0 meters or 19.8 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 Iligan are Marawi, Ozamiz, El Salvador, Cagayan de Oro, Oroquieta, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Linamon, Tagoloan, Baloi, Lugait, Matungao, and Kauswagan. Its distance from the national capital is 788.39 kilometers (489.89 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 788.39 kilometers (489.89 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 342,618, ranked 34 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 314.04 square kilometers, ranked 42 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 421 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 472 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.14%, ranked 955 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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