Almeria, Province of Biliran

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (764 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 37' North, 124° 23' East (11.6202, 124.3816)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.9 meters (35.6 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,951. This represented 9.88% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.38% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 295 inhabitants per square kilometer or 764 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Almeria has 13 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)
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,553
7,525-0.04%
9,4684.72%
10,4091.91%
12,0131.44%
13,4202.10%
13,8540.68%
14,4200.55%
16,4955.02%
16,9510.52%

Location

The municipal center of Almeria is situated at approximately 11° 37' North, 124° 23' East, in the island of Biliran. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,951, ranked 1,356 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 22.19 square kilometers, ranked 1,328 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 295 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 681 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.52%, ranked 1,392 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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