Biliran, Province of Biliran

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceBiliran
Barangay count11
Postal code6549
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Area (2007)70.30 km2 (27.14 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,882
Density (2015)240 / km2 (622 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 28' North, 124° 29' East (11.4666, 124.4752)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.3 meters (14.1 feet)

Biliran is a coastal municipality in the island province of Biliran.

The municipality has a land area of 70.30 square kilometers or 27.14 square miles which constitutes 13.09% of Biliran's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,882. This represented 9.84% 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 240 inhabitants per square kilometer or 622 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Biliran has 11 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)
Bato10.10%1,7051,32029.17%4.99%
Burabod11.63%1,9631,8595.59%1.04%
Busali8.59%1,4501,684-13.90%-2.81%
Canila5.18%8757999.51%1.75%
Hugpa5.41%9138922.35%0.44%
Julita11.02%1,8601,911-2.67%-0.51%
Pinangumhan5.05%85273915.29%2.75%
San Isidro17.33%2,9262,8412.99%0.56%
San Roque14.19%2,3962,3063.90%0.73%
Sanggalang6.73%1,1361,0399.34%1.71%
Villa Enage4.77%8067931.64%0.31%
Biliran Total16,88216,1834.32%0.81%

Historical population

The population of Biliran grew from 8,138 in 1960 to 16,882 in 2015, an increase of 8,744 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.81%, or an increase of 699 people, from the previous population of 16,183 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,138
8,8410.81%
9,8012.09%
10,9892.31%
11,5310.48%
13,7753.39%
13,8170.07%
14,9471.09%
16,1832.93%
16,8820.81%

Location

The municipal center of Biliran is situated at approximately 11° 28' North, 124° 29' East, in the island of Biliran. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.3 meters or 14.1 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 Biliran are Ormoc, Catbalogan, Tacloban, Calbayog, Bogo, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Calubian, Leyte, Cabucgayan, Naval, San Isidro, and Caibiran. Its distance from the national capital is 512.98 kilometers (318.75 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Ormoc, Leyte, 53.13 kilometers (33.01 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S16°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 56.06 kilometers (34.83 miles) to the Northeast (N52°E)
  • Tacloban, 63.21 kilometers (39.28 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S67°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 67.67 kilometers (42.05 miles) to the North (N11°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 68.28 kilometers (42.43 miles) to the Southwest (S48°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 94.14 kilometers (58.50 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S22°E)

Distance from Manila: 512.98 kilometers (318.75 miles) to the Northwest (N47°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,882, ranked 1,357 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 27.14 square kilometers, ranked 1,240 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 240 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 850 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.81%, ranked 1,230 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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