Sapian, Capiz Profile – PhilAtlas

Sapian, Province of Capiz

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceCapiz
Barangay count10
Postal code5806
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Area (2007)105.24 km2 (40.63 sq mi)
Population (2015)25,821
Density (2015)245 / km2 (636 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 30' North, 122° 36' East (11.4941, 122.6039)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.0 meters (29.6 feet)

Sapian is a coastal municipality in the province of Capiz.

The municipality has a land area of 105.24 square kilometers or 40.63 square miles which constitutes 4.06% of Capiz's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 25,821. This represented 3.39% of the total population of Capiz province, or 0.34% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 245 inhabitants per square kilometer or 636 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sapian has 10 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)
Agsilab4.84%1,2511,1637.57%1.40%
Agtatacay Norte3.67%9489400.85%0.16%
Agtatacay Sur4.59%1,1861,01416.96%3.03%
Bilao12.85%3,3173,1445.50%1.03%
Damayan9.36%2,4162,2069.52%1.75%
Dapdapan10.32%2,6642,713-1.81%-0.35%
Lonoy14.03%3,6223,5861.00%0.19%
Majanlud8.90%2,2971,95717.37%3.10%
Maninang11.06%2,8562,8420.49%0.09%
Poblacion20.39%5,2645,2140.96%0.18%
Sapian Total25,82124,7794.21%0.79%

Historical population

The population of Sapian grew from 11,638 in 1960 to 25,821 in 2015, an increase of 14,183 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.79%, or an increase of 1,042 people, from the previous population of 24,779 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,638
14,1711.94%
17,3954.20%
18,7531.51%
22,0111.62%
22,5340.44%
22,9120.36%
23,5520.38%
24,7791.87%
25,8210.79%

Location

The municipal center of Sapian is situated at approximately 11° 30' North, 122° 36' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.0 meters or 29.6 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 Sapian are Roxas City, Passi, Victorias, Silay, Iloilo City, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Mambusao, Ivisan, Sigma, Altavas, Jamindan, and Dao. Its distance from the national capital is 385.19 kilometers (239.35 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Mambusao, Capiz, 7.54 kilometers (4.69 miles) to the South (S8°W)
  • Ivisan, Capiz, 9.96 kilometers (6.19 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N72°E)
  • Sigma, Capiz, 10.53 kilometers (6.54 miles) to the Southeast (S40°E)
  • Altavas, Aklan, 13.51 kilometers (8.39 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N69°W)
  • Jamindan, Capiz, 13.88 kilometers (8.63 miles) to the Southwest (S47°W)
  • Dao, Capiz, 14.21 kilometers (8.83 miles) to the Southeast (S38°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 385.19 kilometers (239.35 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 25,821, ranked 1,065 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 40.63 square kilometers, ranked 1,009 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 245 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 836 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.79%, ranked 1,245 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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