Batuan, Province of Bohol

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count15
Postal code6318
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)48.79 km2 (18.84 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,767
Density (2015)262 / km2 (678 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 47' North, 124° 9' East (9.7840, 124.1491)
Estimated elevation above sea level304.1 meters (997.4 feet)

Batuan is a landlocked municipality in the island province of Bohol.

The municipality has a land area of 48.79 square kilometers or 18.84 square miles which constitutes 1.01% of Bohol's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,767. This represented 0.97% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.17% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 262 inhabitants per square kilometer or 678 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Batuan has 15 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)
Aloja3.32%424437-2.97%-0.57%
Behind The Clouds1.83%234256-8.59%-1.70%
Cabacnitan5.49%70159617.62%3.14%
Cambacay5.27%67358515.04%2.70%
Cantigdas6.16%7867356.94%1.29%
Garcia3.73%476546-12.82%-2.58%
Janlud6.11%78070310.95%2.00%
Poblacion Norte15.57%1,9881,8895.24%0.98%
Poblacion Sur10.28%1,3131,353-2.96%-0.57%
Poblacion Vieja7.04%8998940.56%0.11%
Quezon4.77%6096031.00%0.19%
Quirino3.76%4804477.38%1.37%
Rizal10.14%1,2951,2771.41%0.27%
Rosariohan7.28%929939-1.06%-0.20%
Santa Cruz9.24%1,1801,1710.77%0.15%
Batuan Total12,76712,4312.70%0.51%

Historical population

The population of Batuan grew from 7,758 in 1960 to 12,767 in 2015, an increase of 5,009 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.51%, or an increase of 336 people, from the previous population of 12,431 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,758
8,7121.14%
9,9402.68%
9,833-0.22%
11,4381.52%
11,8980.74%
11,835-0.11%
12,1370.35%
12,4310.88%
12,7670.51%

Location

The municipal center of Batuan is situated at approximately 9° 47' North, 124° 9' East, in the island of Bohol. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 304.1 meters or 997.4 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 Batuan are Tagbilaran, Talisay, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga, and Cebu City. The nearest municipalities are Carmen, Bilar, Sevilla, Sagbayan, Sierra Bullones, and Catigbian. Its distance from the national capital is 633.72 kilometers (393.78 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Carmen, Bohol, 6.95 kilometers (4.32 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Bilar, Bohol, 9.84 kilometers (6.11 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S30°W)
  • Sevilla, Bohol, 14.38 kilometers (8.94 miles) to the Southwest (S51°W)
  • Sagbayan, Bohol, 15.54 kilometers (9.66 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N23°W)
  • Sierra Bullones, Bohol, 15.84 kilometers (9.84 miles) to the East (N80°E)
  • Catigbian, Bohol, 17.96 kilometers (11.16 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tagbilaran, Bohol, 35.82 kilometers (22.26 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S64°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 60.75 kilometers (37.75 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 62.26 kilometers (38.68 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)
  • Mandaue, 63.92 kilometers (39.72 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N21°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 63.75 kilometers (39.61 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)
  • Cebu City, 64.50 kilometers (40.08 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

Distance from Manila: 633.72 kilometers (393.78 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,767, ranked 1,473 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 18.84 square kilometers, ranked 1,398 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 262 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 783 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.51%, ranked 1,398 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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