Panitan, Capiz Profile – PhilAtlas

Panitan, Province of Capiz

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceCapiz
Barangay count26
Postal code5815
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)89.88 km2 (34.70 sq mi)
Population (2015)40,289
Density (2015)448 / km2 (1,161 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 28' North, 122° 46' East (11.4631, 122.7687)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.2 meters (43.2 feet)

Panitan is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Capiz.

The municipality has a land area of 89.88 square kilometers or 34.70 square miles which constitutes 3.46% of Capiz's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 40,289. This represented 5.29% of the total population of Capiz province, or 0.53% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 448 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,161 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Panitan has 26 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)
Agbabadiang1.36%54747714.68%2.64%
Agkilo2.85%1,1501,175-2.13%-0.41%
Agloway2.87%1,1551,202-3.91%-0.76%
Ambilay3.39%1,3661,20313.55%2.45%
Bahit2.79%1,1261,0873.59%0.67%
Balatucan4.59%1,8481,7286.94%1.29%
Banga‑an2.42%9731,002-2.89%-0.56%
Cabangahan2.84%1,14397117.71%3.15%
Cabugao2.29%923947-2.53%-0.49%
Cadio2.87%1,1581,165-0.60%-0.11%
Cala‑an3.54%1,4261,26712.55%2.28%
Capagao6.42%2,5862,4814.23%0.79%
Cogon9.40%3,7893,44110.11%1.85%
Conciencia4.53%1,8261,7902.01%0.38%
Ensenagan2.83%1,1421,0716.63%1.23%
Intampilan5.97%2,4072,11014.08%2.54%
Pasugue2.26%910990-8.08%-1.59%
Poblacion Ilawod1.85%746824-9.47%-1.88%
Poblacion Ilaya4.47%1,8021,828-1.42%-0.27%
Quios2.87%1,1571,1421.31%0.25%
Salocon5.16%2,0791,66524.86%4.32%
Tabuc Norte2.19%882890-0.90%-0.17%
Tabuc Sur3.45%1,3901,25011.20%2.04%
Timpas9.94%4,0033,62710.37%1.90%
Tincupon3.76%1,5161,18428.04%4.82%
Tinigban3.08%1,2391,378-10.09%-2.00%
Panitan Total40,28937,8956.32%1.17%

Historical population

The population of Panitan grew from 19,828 in 1960 to 40,289 in 2015, an increase of 20,461 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.17%, or an increase of 2,394 people, from the previous population of 37,895 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
19,828
23,2591.57%
26,3612.54%
27,6310.95%
32,8671.75%
33,2690.23%
37,4582.58%
38,6660.44%
37,895-0.73%
40,2891.17%

Location

The municipal center of Panitan is situated at approximately 11° 28' North, 122° 46' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.2 meters or 43.2 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 Panitan are Roxas City, Passi, Victorias, Silay, Cadiz, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Pontevedra, Maayon, Panay, Ivisan, Dao, and Sigma. Its distance from the national capital is 396.68 kilometers (246.48 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Pontevedra, Capiz, 7.28 kilometers (4.53 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N73°E)
  • Maayon, Capiz, 8.48 kilometers (5.27 miles) to the South (S9°E)
  • Panay, Capiz, 10.39 kilometers (6.45 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N13°E)
  • Ivisan, Capiz, 10.68 kilometers (6.64 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)
  • Dao, Capiz, 11.91 kilometers (7.40 miles) to the Southwest (S50°W)
  • Sigma, Capiz, 12.15 kilometers (7.55 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S67°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 396.68 kilometers (246.48 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N29°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 40,289, ranked 678 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 34.70 square kilometers, ranked 1,106 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 448 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 438 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.17%, ranked 927 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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