Guimaras

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Guimaras
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
CapitalJordan
Total local government units
Cities0
Municipalities5
Barangays98
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Area (2007)604.57 km2
(233.43 sq. mi)
Population (2015)174,613
Density (2015)289 per km2
(748 per sq. mi)
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Guimaras is a province in the Philippines situated in the Western Visayas region occupying the western section of the Visayas. Its capital is the Municipality of Jordan.

The province has a land area of 604.57 square kilometers or 233.43 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 174,613 representing 2.32% of the total population of the Western Visayas region, 0.90% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 0.17% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 289 inhabitants per square kilometer or 748 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Guimaras is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Iloilo Strait, Guimaras Strait, and Panay Gulf.

Map of the Philippines with Guimaras highlighted in redMap of Guimaras showing its component municipalitiesBuenavistaJordanNueva ValenciaSan LorenzoSibunag
Local government units

Guimaras has 5 municipalities and 0 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 98.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Buenavistamun50,437
(28.89%)
46,7031.48%128.26 km2
(49.52 sq mi)
393 per km2
(1,019 per sq mi)
36
Jordanmun, capital36,096
(20.67%)
34,7910.70%126.11 km2
(48.69 sq mi)
286 per km2
(741 per sq mi)
14
Nueva Valenciamun39,810
(22.80%)
37,8520.96%137.12 km2
(52.94 sq mi)
290 per km2
(752 per sq mi)
22
San Lorenzomun26,112
(14.95%)
24,0321.59%93.04 km2
(35.92 sq mi)
281 per km2
(727 per sq mi)
12
Sibunagmun22,158
(12.69%)
19,5652.40%120.04 km2
(46.35 sq mi)
185 per km2
(478 per sq mi)
14
Guimaras Total174,613162,9431.33%604.57 km2
(233.43 sq mi)
289 per km2
(748 per sq mi)
98
Historical population

The population of Guimaras grew from 57,560 in 1960 to 174,613 in 2015, an increase of 117,053 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.33%, or an increase of 11,670 people, from the previous population of 162,943 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 221,467
1918 Dec 3127,1701.50%
1939 Jan 138,5471.76%
1948 Oct 140,6970.56%
1960 Feb 1557,5603.10%
1970 May 673,0142.35%
1975 May 184,5152.98%
1980 May 192,3821.80%
1990 May 1117,9902.48%
1995 Sep 1126,4701.31%
2000 May 1141,4502.43%
2007 Aug 1151,2380.93%
2010 May 1162,9432.75%
2015 Aug 1174,6131.33%

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.
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