Biliran

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Biliran
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Cities0
Municipalities8
Barangays132
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Area (2007)536.01 km2 (206.95 sq mi)
Population (2015)171,612
Density (2015)320 / km2 (829 / sq mi)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 171,612. This represented 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 these figures, the population density is computed at 320 inhabitants per square kilometer or 829 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Biliran is completely surrounded by the Samar Sea.

details
Map of the Philippines with Biliran highlighted in redMap of Biliran showing its component municipalitiesAlmeriaBiliranCabucgayanCaibiranCulabaKawayanMaripipiNaval

Local government units

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

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Almeriamunicipality16,95116,4950.52%57.46 km2 (22.19 sq mi)295 / km2 (764 / sq mi)13
Biliranmunicipality16,88216,1830.81%70.30 km2 (27.14 sq mi)240 / km2 (622 / sq mi)11
Cabucgayanmunicipality20,78819,6211.11%54.19 km2 (20.92 sq mi)384 / km2 (994 / sq mi)13
Caibiranmunicipality22,52421,4730.91%83.55 km2 (32.26 sq mi)270 / km2 (698 / sq mi)17
Culabamunicipality12,32512,2520.11%73.42 km2 (28.35 sq mi)168 / km2 (435 / sq mi)17
Kawayanmunicipality20,29120,2380.05%61.02 km2 (23.56 sq mi)333 / km2 (861 / sq mi)20
Maripipimunicipality7,1596,6991.27%27.83 km2 (10.75 sq mi)257 / km2 (666 / sq mi)15
Navalmunicipality, capital54,69248,7992.19%108.24 km2 (41.79 sq mi)505 / km2 (1,309 / sq mi)26
Biliran Total171,612161,7601.13%536.01 km2 (206.95 sq mi)320 / km2 (829 / 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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,661
35,7513.21%
54,3672.12%
67,6612.27%
87,2852.26%
90,4980.35%
103,2702.68%
111,4211.53%
118,0120.58%
132,2092.15%
140,2741.28%
150,0310.93%
161,7602.78%
171,6121.13%

National roads

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

Secondary Roads

  • Biliran Circumferential Road
  • Leyte-Biliran Road
  • Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Maripipi Circumferential Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 171,612, ranked 75 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 206.95 square kilometers, ranked 78 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 320 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 18 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.13%, ranked 58 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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