Guimaras

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Guimaras
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
Cities0
Municipalities5
Barangays98
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Area (2007)604.57 km2 (233.43 sq mi)
Population (2015)174,613
Density (2015)289 / km2 (748 / sq mi)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 174,613. This represented 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 these 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.

details
Map of the Philippines with Guimaras highlighted in redMap of Guimaras showing its component municipalitiesBuenavistaJordanNueva ValenciaSan LorenzoSibunag

Local government units

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

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Buenavistamunicipality50,43746,7031.48%128.26 km2 (49.52 sq mi)393 / km2 (1,019 / sq mi)36
Jordanmunicipality, capital36,09634,7910.70%126.11 km2 (48.69 sq mi)286 / km2 (741 / sq mi)14
Nueva Valenciamunicipality39,81037,8520.96%137.12 km2 (52.94 sq mi)290 / km2 (752 / sq mi)22
San Lorenzomunicipality26,11224,0321.59%93.04 km2 (35.92 sq mi)281 / km2 (727 / sq mi)12
Sibunagmunicipality22,15819,5652.40%120.04 km2 (46.35 sq mi)185 / km2 (478 / sq mi)14
Guimaras Total174,613162,9431.33%604.57 km2 (233.43 sq mi)289 / km2 (748 / 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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,467
27,1701.50%
38,5471.76%
40,6970.56%
57,5603.10%
73,0142.35%
84,5152.98%
92,3821.80%
117,9902.48%
126,4701.31%
141,4502.43%
151,2380.93%
162,9432.75%
174,6131.33%

National roads

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

Secondary Roads

  • Central Road (San Miguel-Constancia-Cabano-Igcawayan)
  • Guimaras Circumferential Road
  • Rizal-Jordan Wharf Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 174,613, ranked 74 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 233.43 square kilometers, ranked 77 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 289 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 25 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.33%, ranked 40 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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