Cortes
Province of Bohol

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count14
Postal code6341
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait
Area (2007)27.32 km2
(10.55 sq. mi)
Population (2015)16,954
Density (2015)621 per km2
(1,607 per sq. mi)
Coordinates9° 43' North, 123° 53' East
(9.7224 ° N, 123.8791 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
41.5 meters
(136.1 feet)
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Cortes is a coastal municipality in the island province of Bohol.

The municipality has a land area of 27.32 square kilometers or 10.55 square miles which constitutes 0.57% of Bohol's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 16,954 representing 1.29% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.23% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 621 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,607 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Cortes has 14 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
De la Paz16.66%2,8242,54610.92%1.99%
Fatima6.52%1,10596214.86%2.67%
Loreto8.87%1,5041,3888.36%1.54%
Lourdes10.66%1,8081,6688.39%1.55%
Malayo Norte8.36%1,4181,2919.84%1.80%
Malayo Sur3.88%65859610.40%1.90%
Monserrat2.78%47139120.46%3.61%
New Lourdes5.76%97769939.77%6.58%
Patrocinio4.37%7416858.18%1.51%
Poblacion8.06%1,3671,2737.38%1.37%
Rosario4.33%7346689.88%1.81%
Salvador7.13%1,2081,1059.32%1.71%
San Roque6.44%1,0911,0226.75%1.25%
Upper de la Paz6.18%1,0481,0004.80%0.90%
Cortes Total16,95415,29410.85%1.98%
Historical population

The population of Cortes grew from 7,908 in 1960 to 16,954 in 2015, an increase of 9,046 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.98%, or an increase of 1,660 people, from the previous population of 15,294 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 157,908
1970 May 68,8531.11%
1975 May 19,0560.46%
1980 May 19,3500.64%
1990 May 110,5271.19%
1995 Sep 111,1331.05%
2000 May 112,7022.87%
2007 Aug 114,5861.93%
2010 May 115,2941.74%
2015 Aug 116,9541.98%
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The town center of Cortes is situated at approximately 9° 43' North, 123° 53' East, which has an elevation estimated at 41.5 meters or 136.1 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 Cortes are Tagbilaran, Carcar, Naga, Talisay, Cebu City, and Lapu-Lapu. The nearest municipalities are Maribojoc, Corella, Antequera, Balilihan, Dauis, and Sikatuna. Its distance from the national capital is 624.12 kilometers (387.81 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Maribojoc, Bohol, 4.47 kilometers (2.78 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N63°W)
  • Corella, Bohol, 6.04 kilometers (3.75 miles) to the Southeast (S50°E)
  • Antequera, Bohol, 6.80 kilometers (4.23 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N18°E)
  • Balilihan, Bohol, 10.84 kilometers (6.73 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N70°E)
  • Dauis, Bohol, 10.98 kilometers (6.82 miles) to the South (S7°W)
  • Sikatuna, Bohol, 11.09 kilometers (6.89 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S70°E)

Nearest cities

  • Tagbilaran, Bohol, 9.39 kilometers (5.84 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S15°W)
  • Carcar, Cebu, 49.60 kilometers (30.82 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 55.50 kilometers (34.49 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N14°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 57.86 kilometers (35.96 miles) to the North (N3°W)
  • Cebu City, 64.90 kilometers (40.33 miles) to the North (N1°E)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 65.55 kilometers (40.73 miles) to the North (N7°E)

Distance from Manila: 624.12 kilometers (387.81 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N30°W)

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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