Almeria
Province of Biliran

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceBiliran
Barangay count13
Postal code6544
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Area (2007)57.46 km2
(22.19 sq. mi)
Population (2015)16,951
Density (2015)295 per km2
(764 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 37' North, 124° 23' East
(11.6202 ° N, 124.3816 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
10.9 meters
(35.6 feet)
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Almeria is a coastal municipality in the island province of Biliran.

The municipality has a land area of 57.46 square kilometers or 22.19 square miles which constitutes 10.72% of Biliran's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 16,951 representing 9.88% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.38% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 295 inhabitants per square kilometer or 764 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Almeria has 13 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Caucab10.97%1,8591,63813.49%2.44%
Iyosan8.37%1,4181,28810.09%1.85%
Jamorawon8.89%1,5071,525-1.18%-0.23%
Lo‑ok7.23%1,2261,2041.83%0.35%
Matanga5.69%9649313.54%0.67%
Pili7.49%1,2701,2521.44%0.27%
Poblacion16.42%2,7833,059-9.02%-1.78%
Pulang Bato5.73%9719492.32%0.44%
Salangi5.58%94682914.11%2.55%
Sampao4.34%7357261.24%0.23%
Tabunan5.07%86076013.16%2.38%
Talahid7.56%1,2811,283-0.16%-0.03%
Tamarindo6.67%1,1311,0517.61%1.41%
Almeria Total16,95116,4952.76%0.52%
Historical population

The population of Almeria grew from 7,553 in 1960 to 16,951 in 2015, an increase of 9,398 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.52%, or an increase of 456 people, from the previous population of 16,495 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 157,553
1970 May 67,525-0.04%
1975 May 19,4684.72%
1980 May 110,4091.91%
1990 May 112,0131.44%
1995 Sep 113,4202.10%
2000 May 113,8540.68%
2007 Aug 114,4200.55%
2010 May 116,4955.02%
2015 Aug 116,9510.52%
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The town center of Almeria is situated at approximately 11° 37' North, 124° 23' East, which has an elevation estimated at 10.9 meters or 35.6 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 Almeria are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Ormoc, Bogo, Tacloban, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Naval, Kawayan, Maripipi, Culaba, Biliran, and Calubian. Its distance from the national capital is 493.99 kilometers (306.95 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Naval, Biliran, 6.56 kilometers (4.08 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S15°E)
  • Kawayan, Biliran, 7.13 kilometers (4.43 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N22°W)
  • Maripipi, Biliran, 17.88 kilometers (11.11 miles) to the North (N11°W)
  • Culaba, Biliran, 17.77 kilometers (11.04 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N77°E)
  • Biliran, Biliran, 19.82 kilometers (12.32 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S31°E)
  • Calubian, Leyte, 19.93 kilometers (12.39 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S15°E)

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 54.59 kilometers (33.92 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N25°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 57.28 kilometers (35.59 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N72°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 72.44 kilometers (45.02 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 74.65 kilometers (46.39 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S33°W)
  • Tacloban, 80.09 kilometers (49.77 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S59°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 113.76 kilometers (70.69 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S23°E)

Distance from Manila: 493.99 kilometers (306.95 miles) to the Northwest (N48°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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