Opol, Province of Misamis Oriental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceMisamis Oriental
Barangay count14
Postal code9016
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesMacajalar Bay [Bohol Sea]
Area (2007)175.13 km2 (67.62 sq mi)
Population (2015)61,503
Density (2015)351 / km2 (910 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 31' North, 124° 34' East (8.5212, 124.5747)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.1 meters (16.8 feet)

Opol is a coastal municipality in the province of Misamis Oriental.

The municipality has a land area of 175.13 square kilometers or 67.62 square miles which constitutes 5.59% of Misamis Oriental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 61,503. This represented 6.92% of the total population of Misamis Oriental province, or 1.31% of the overall population of the Northern Mindanao region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 351 inhabitants per square kilometer or 910 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Opol has 14 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)
Awang2.43%1,4921,546-3.49%-0.67%
Bagocboc4.45%2,7392,24721.90%3.84%
Barra23.84%14,66514,3342.31%0.44%
Bonbon4.97%3,0562,69813.27%2.40%
Cauyonan1.80%1,1101,420-21.83%-4.58%
Igpit19.19%11,80010,12316.57%2.96%
Limonda1.18%726862-15.78%-3.22%
Luyongbonbon5.90%3,6283,4913.92%0.74%
Malanang10.82%6,6573,59385.28%12.46%
Nangcaon1.47%90370827.54%4.74%
Patag9.06%5,5702,737103.51%14.49%
Poblacion5.79%3,5583,690-3.58%-0.69%
Taboc5.53%3,4002,91816.52%2.95%
Tingalan3.58%2,1991,74126.31%4.55%
Opol Total61,50352,10818.03%3.21%

Historical population

The population of Opol grew from 10,079 in 1960 to 61,503 in 2015, an increase of 51,424 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.21%, or an increase of 9,395 people, from the previous population of 52,108 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,079
10,2750.19%
13,0234.87%
16,1494.40%
20,4732.40%
23,9582.99%
36,3899.38%
47,1873.65%
52,1083.68%
61,5033.21%

Location

The municipal center of Opol is situated at approximately 8° 31' North, 124° 34' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.1 meters or 16.8 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 Opol are El Salvador, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Marawi, Gingoog, and Malaybalay. The nearest municipalities are Alubijid, Laguindingan, Tagoloan, Gitagum, Villanueva, and Jasaan. Its distance from the national capital is 777.41 kilometers (483.06 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 777.41 kilometers (483.06 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N30°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 61,503, ranked 400 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 67.62 square kilometers, ranked 639 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 351 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 568 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.21%, ranked 97 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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