Cabucgayan, Province of Biliran

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (994 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 28' North, 124° 34' East (11.4729, 124.5749)
Estimated elevation above sea level2.9 meters (9.4 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 20,788. This represented 12.11% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.47% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 384 inhabitants per square kilometer or 994 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Cabucgayan 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)
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,234
10,847-0.34%
12,6823.19%
13,0340.55%
15,2401.58%
16,4981.50%
17,6911.51%
18,7990.84%
19,6211.57%
20,7881.11%

Location

The municipal center of Cabucgayan is situated at approximately 11° 28' North, 124° 34' East, in the island of Biliran. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 20,788, ranked 1,245 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 20.92 square kilometers, ranked 1,361 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 384 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 523 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.11%, ranked 983 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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