Biliran

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Biliran
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
CapitalNaval
Total local government units
Cities0
Municipalities8
Barangays132
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Area (2007)536.01 km2
(206.95 sq. mi)
Population (2015)171,612
Density (2015)320 per km2
(829 per sq. mi)
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Biliran is a province in the Philippines situated in the Eastern Visayas region occupying the eastern section of the Visayas. Its capital is the Municipality of Naval.

The province has a land area of 536.01 square kilometers or 206.95 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 171,612 representing 3.87% of the total population of the Eastern Visayas region, 0.89% 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 320 inhabitants per square kilometer or 829 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Biliran is completely surrounded by Samar Sea

Map of the Philippines with Biliran highlighted in redMap of Biliran showing its component municipalitiesAlmeriaBiliranCabucgayanCaibiranCulabaKawayanMaripipiNaval
Local government units

Biliran has 8 municipalities and 0 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 132.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Almeriamun16,951
(9.88%)
16,4950.52%57.46 km2
(22.19 sq mi)
295 per km2
(764 per sq mi)
13
Biliranmun16,882
(9.84%)
16,1830.81%70.30 km2
(27.14 sq mi)
240 per km2
(622 per sq mi)
11
Cabucgayanmun20,788
(12.11%)
19,6211.11%54.19 km2
(20.92 sq mi)
384 per km2
(994 per sq mi)
13
Caibiranmun22,524
(13.12%)
21,4730.91%83.55 km2
(32.26 sq mi)
270 per km2
(698 per sq mi)
17
Culabamun12,325
(7.18%)
12,2520.11%73.42 km2
(28.35 sq mi)
168 per km2
(435 per sq mi)
17
Kawayanmun20,291
(11.82%)
20,2380.05%61.02 km2
(23.56 sq mi)
333 per km2
(861 per sq mi)
20
Maripipimun7,159
(4.17%)
6,6991.27%27.83 km2
(10.75 sq mi)
257 per km2
(666 per sq mi)
15
Navalmun, capital54,692
(31.87%)
48,7992.19%108.24 km2
(41.79 sq mi)
505 per km2
(1,309 per sq mi)
26
Biliran Total171,612161,7601.13%536.01 km2
(206.95 sq mi)
320 per km2
(829 per sq mi)
132
Historical population

The population of Biliran grew from 87,285 in 1960 to 171,612 in 2015, an increase of 84,327 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.13%, or an increase of 9,852 people, from the previous population of 161,760 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 221,661
1918 Dec 3135,7513.21%
1939 Jan 154,3672.12%
1948 Oct 167,6612.27%
1960 Feb 1587,2852.26%
1970 May 690,4980.35%
1975 May 1103,2702.68%
1980 May 1111,4211.53%
1990 May 1118,0120.58%
1995 Sep 1132,2092.15%
2000 May 1140,2741.28%
2007 Aug 1150,0310.93%
2010 May 1161,7602.78%
2015 Aug 1171,6121.13%

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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