Cabucgayan
Province of Biliran

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceBiliran
Barangay count13
Postal code6550
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Area (2007)54.19 km2
(20.92 sq. mi)
Population (2015)20,788
Density (2015)384 per km2
(994 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 28' North, 124° 34' East
(11.4729 ° N, 124.5749 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
2.9 meters
(9.4 feet)
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Cabucgayan is a coastal municipality in the island province of Biliran.

The municipality has a land area of 54.19 square kilometers or 20.92 square miles which constitutes 10.07% of Biliran's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 20,788 representing 12.11% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.47% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 384 inhabitants per square kilometer or 994 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Cabucgayan 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)
Balaquid12.93%2,6882,4997.56%1.40%
Baso7.52%1,5631,41110.77%1.97%
Bunga19.44%4,0413,8355.37%1.00%
Caanibongan1.30%270272-0.74%-0.14%
Casiawan6.13%1,2741,10914.88%2.68%
Esperanza5.15%1,0711,284-16.59%-3.39%
Langgao6.25%1,2991,16411.60%2.11%
Libertad6.74%1,4021,3325.26%0.98%
Looc13.27%2,7582,38915.45%2.77%
Magbangon7.75%1,6111,5037.19%1.33%
Pawikan7.12%1,4801,4710.61%0.12%
Salawad2.63%5465420.74%0.14%
Talibong3.78%785810-3.09%-0.60%
Cabucgayan Total20,78819,6215.95%1.11%
Historical population

The population of Cabucgayan grew from 11,234 in 1960 to 20,788 in 2015, an increase of 9,554 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.11%, or an increase of 1,167 people, from the previous population of 19,621 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1511,234
1970 May 610,847-0.34%
1975 May 112,6823.19%
1980 May 113,0340.55%
1990 May 115,2401.58%
1995 Sep 116,4981.50%
2000 May 117,6911.51%
2007 Aug 118,7990.84%
2010 May 119,6211.57%
2015 Aug 120,7881.11%
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The town center of Cabucgayan is situated at approximately 11° 28' North, 124° 34' East, which has an elevation estimated at 2.9 meters or 9.4 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 Cabucgayan are Catbalogan, Ormoc, Tacloban, Calbayog, Bogo, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Caibiran, Biliran, Leyte, Calubian, Culaba, and Capoocan. Its distance from the national capital is 520.56 kilometers (323.46 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 47.40 kilometers (29.46 miles) to the Northeast (N45°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 51.95 kilometers (32.28 miles) to the South (S4°E)
  • Tacloban, 53.69 kilometers (33.36 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S62°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 65.74 kilometers (40.85 miles) to the North (N2°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 77.13 kilometers (47.92 miles) to the Southwest (S53°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 91.31 kilometers (56.74 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S15°E)

Distance from Manila: 520.56 kilometers (323.46 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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