Capiz

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Capiz
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
Cities1
Municipalities16
Barangays473
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Area (2007)2,594.64 km2 (1,001.80 sq mi)
Population (2015)761,384
Density (2015)293 / km2 (760 / sq mi)

Capiz is a province in the Philippines situated in the Western Visayas region occupying the western section of the Visayas. Its capital is the City of Roxas.

The province has a land area of 2,594.64 square kilometers or 1,001.80 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 761,384. This represented 10.10% of the total population of the Western Visayas region, 3.93% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 0.75% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 293 inhabitants per square kilometer or 760 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Capiz is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Sibuyan Sea, Iloilo, and Aklan, Antique.

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Local government units

Capiz has 16 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 473.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Cuarteromunicipality27,40825,4561.42%106.58 km2 (41.15 sq mi)257 / km2 (666 / sq mi)22
Daomunicipality32,49631,9110.35%88.64 km2 (34.22 sq mi)367 / km2 (950 / sq mi)20
Dumalagmunicipality29,46629,2980.11%109.18 km2 (42.15 sq mi)270 / km2 (699 / sq mi)19
Dumaraomunicipality46,15743,9860.92%232.56 km2 (89.79 sq mi)198 / km2 (514 / sq mi)33
Ivisanmunicipality29,05526,7631.58%54.20 km2 (20.93 sq mi)536 / km2 (1,388 / sq mi)15
Jamindanmunicipality36,67735,0020.89%412.03 km2 (159.09 sq mi)89 / km2 (231 / sq mi)30
Maayonmunicipality38,41636,4301.02%142.32 km2 (54.95 sq mi)270 / km2 (699 / sq mi)32
Mambusaomunicipality39,64437,6720.98%136.91 km2 (52.86 sq mi)290 / km2 (750 / sq mi)26
Panaymunicipality46,11443,4491.14%116.37 km2 (44.93 sq mi)396 / km2 (1,026 / sq mi)42
Panitanmunicipality40,28937,8951.17%89.88 km2 (34.70 sq mi)448 / km2 (1,161 / sq mi)26
Pilarmunicipality45,28741,5721.64%77.99 km2 (30.11 sq mi)581 / km2 (1,504 / sq mi)24
Pontevedramunicipality46,42843,5251.24%130.90 km2 (50.54 sq mi)355 / km2 (919 / sq mi)26
President Roxasmunicipality29,67628,5610.73%77.88 km2 (30.07 sq mi)381 / km2 (987 / sq mi)22
Roxas Citycity (CC), capital167,003156,1971.28%95.07 km2 (36.71 sq mi)1,757 / km2 (4,549 / sq mi)47
Sapianmunicipality25,82124,7790.79%105.24 km2 (40.63 sq mi)245 / km2 (636 / sq mi)10
Sigmamunicipality30,13429,1380.64%101.71 km2 (39.27 sq mi)296 / km2 (767 / sq mi)21
Tapazmunicipality51,31348,0511.26%517.18 km2 (199.68 sq mi)99 / km2 (257 / sq mi)58
Capiz Total761,384719,6851.08%2,594.64 km2 (1,001.80 sq mi)293 / km2 (760 / sq mi)473

Historical population

The population of Capiz grew from 315,079 in 1960 to 761,384 in 2015, an increase of 446,305 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.08%, or an increase of 41,699 people, from the previous population of 719,685 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
119,948
155,3421.65%
228,6601.95%
244,8890.71%
315,0792.24%
394,0412.21%
445,7162.50%
492,2312.00%
584,0911.73%
624,4691.26%
654,1561.00%
701,6640.97%
719,6850.93%
761,3841.08%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Capiz as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Iloilo-Capiz Road (New Route)

Secondary Roads

  • Capiz-Aklan Road
  • Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Road
  • Junction National Road Cuartero-Tapulang-Maayon Road
  • Maayon-Junction Bailan Road
  • Roxas City-Cagay-Sibaguan-Balijuagan-Cudian-Ivisan Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Dao By-Pass Road
  • Iloilo-Capiz Road (Old Route)
  • Junction National Road-Ayuyan-Tinaytayan Road
  • Junction National Road-Dumarao-San Rafael (Iloilo) Road
  • Junction National Road-Jamindan-Linambasan-Camp V Peralta Road
  • Junction National Road-Mi-anay-Duyoc-Calaan-Panitan Road
  • Lanot-Loctugan-Panitan Boundary Road
  • Mambusao-Imbug Road
  • Roxas City Boundary-Panitan-Bailan Road
  • San Roque-Baybay-Culasi Road
  • Sigma-Mambusao-Jamindan Road
  • Tapaz-Jamindan-Altavaz Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 761,384, ranked 38 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,001.80 square kilometers, ranked 55 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 293 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 22 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.08%, ranked 62 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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