Biliran
Province of Biliran

Summary data
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 per km2
(622 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 28' North, 124° 29' East
(11.4666 ° N, 124.4752 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
4.3 meters
(14.1 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 16,882 representing 9.84% 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 240 inhabitants per square kilometer or 622 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Biliran has 11 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 158,138
1970 May 68,8410.81%
1975 May 19,8012.09%
1980 May 110,9892.31%
1990 May 111,5310.48%
1995 Sep 113,7753.39%
2000 May 113,8170.07%
2007 Aug 114,9471.09%
2010 May 116,1832.93%
2015 Aug 116,8820.81%
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The town center of Biliran is situated at approximately 11° 28' North, 124° 29' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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