Loay, Province of Bohol

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count24
Postal code6303
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea
Area (2007)48.24 km2 (18.63 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,691
Density (2015)346 / km2 (896 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 36' North, 124° 1' East (9.6001, 124.0105)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.8 meters (15.8 feet)

Loay is a coastal municipality in the island province of Bohol.

The municipality has a land area of 48.24 square kilometers or 18.63 square miles which constitutes 1.00% of Bohol's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,691. This represented 1.27% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.23% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 346 inhabitants per square kilometer or 896 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Loay has 24 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)
Agape3.84%64155116.33%2.92%
Alegria Norte1.80%3002990.33%0.06%
Alegria Sur5.97%9979613.75%0.70%
Bonbon1.69%282314-10.19%-2.03%
Botoc Occidental3.71%61952118.81%3.34%
Botoc Oriental3.86%644648-0.62%-0.12%
Calvario4.96%82871515.80%2.83%
Concepcion4.14%691732-5.60%-1.09%
Hinawanan2.48%41436413.74%2.48%
Las Salinas Norte1.63%27221725.35%4.40%
Las Salinas Sur4.64%7747493.34%0.63%
Palo2.38%39733518.51%3.29%
Poblacion Ibabao7.38%1,2311,2200.90%0.17%
Poblacion Ubos4.19%700775-9.68%-1.92%
Sagnap3.03%5065030.60%0.11%
Tambangan4.66%7787631.97%0.37%
Tangcasan Norte4.37%7296994.29%0.80%
Tangcasan Sur5.07%846896-5.58%-1.09%
Tayong Occidental3.06%51145113.30%2.41%
Tayong Oriental5.77%9631,011-4.75%-0.92%
Tocdog Dacu4.06%677701-3.42%-0.66%
Tocdog Ilaya2.49%415424-2.12%-0.41%
Villalimpia10.17%1,6971,6741.37%0.26%
Yanangan4.67%7797385.56%1.03%
Loay Total16,69116,2612.64%0.50%

Historical population

The population of Loay grew from 10,137 in 1960 to 16,691 in 2015, an increase of 6,554 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.50%, or an increase of 430 people, from the previous population of 16,261 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,137
10,6340.47%
11,2561.15%
10,842-0.75%
12,6771.58%
12,450-0.34%
14,4333.22%
15,8811.33%
16,2610.86%
16,6910.50%

Location

The municipal center of Loay is situated at approximately 9° 36' North, 124° 1' East, in the island of Bohol. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.8 meters or 15.8 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 Loay are Tagbilaran, Carcar, Naga, Talisay, Lapu-Lapu, and Cebu City. The nearest municipalities are Loboc, Alburquerque, Lila, Sikatuna, Baclayon, and Sevilla. Its distance from the national capital is 643.08 kilometers (399.59 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Loboc, Bohol, 4.65 kilometers (2.89 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N30°E)
  • Alburquerque, Bohol, 5.95 kilometers (3.69 miles) to the West (N79°W)
  • Lila, Bohol, 9.37 kilometers (5.82 miles) to the East (S84°E)
  • Sikatuna, Bohol, 10.49 kilometers (6.52 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N22°W)
  • Baclayon, Bohol, 11.11 kilometers (6.90 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N77°W)
  • Sevilla, Bohol, 12.06 kilometers (7.50 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N19°E)

Nearest cities

  • Tagbilaran, Bohol, 17.48 kilometers (10.86 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N75°W)
  • Carcar, Cebu, 68.88 kilometers (42.80 miles) to the Northwest (N36°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 72.90 kilometers (45.30 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N22°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 73.50 kilometers (45.67 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N14°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 78.90 kilometers (49.03 miles) to the North (N5°W)
  • Cebu City, 79.46 kilometers (49.37 miles) to the North (N9°W)

Distance from Manila: 643.08 kilometers (399.59 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N30°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,691, ranked 1,363 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 18.63 square kilometers, ranked 1,406 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 346 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 579 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.50%, ranked 1,399 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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