Caibiran, Province of Biliran

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceBiliran
Barangay count17
Postal code6548
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Area (2007)83.55 km2 (32.26 sq mi)
Population (2015)22,524
Density (2015)270 / km2 (698 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 34' North, 124° 35' East (11.5723, 124.5813)
Estimated elevation above sea level2.5 meters (8.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 83.55 square kilometers or 32.26 square miles which constitutes 15.50% of Biliran's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 22,524. This represented 13.12% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.51% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 270 inhabitants per square kilometer or 698 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Caibiran has 17 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)
Alegria3.48%7847435.52%1.03%
Asug2.48%5585432.76%0.52%
Bari‑is5.58%1,2571,2123.71%0.70%
Binohangan4.64%1,0441,059-1.42%-0.27%
Cabibihan7.59%1,7101,40521.71%3.81%
Caulangohan2.46%5545079.27%1.70%
Kawayanon1.91%430525-18.10%-3.73%
Looc3.12%703732-3.96%-0.77%
Manlabang9.12%2,0551,70820.32%3.58%
Maurang8.34%1,8781,68311.59%2.11%
Palanay4.83%1,0891,138-4.31%-0.83%
Palengke6.02%1,3571,601-15.24%-3.10%
Tomalistis4.20%9469163.28%0.62%
Union4.95%1,1161,0268.77%1.61%
Uson8.94%2,0131,8886.62%1.23%
Victory18.21%4,1024,0132.22%0.42%
Villa Vicenta4.12%92877419.90%3.52%
Caibiran Total22,52421,4734.89%0.91%

Historical population

The population of Caibiran grew from 16,963 in 1960 to 22,524 in 2015, an increase of 5,561 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.91%, or an increase of 1,051 people, from the previous population of 21,473 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,963
14,221-1.71%
16,4002.90%
17,0040.73%
17,5960.34%
18,5821.03%
19,6061.16%
20,6160.70%
21,4731.49%
22,5240.91%

Location

The municipal center of Caibiran is situated at approximately 11° 34' North, 124° 35' East, in the island of Biliran. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 2.5 meters or 8.3 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 Caibiran are Catbalogan, Calbayog, Tacloban, Ormoc, Bogo, and Borongan. The nearest municipalities are Culaba, Cabucgayan, Biliran, Naval, Calubian, and Almeria. Its distance from the national capital is 513.81 kilometers (319.27 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 39.82 kilometers (24.74 miles) to the Northeast (N55°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 54.73 kilometers (34.01 miles) to the North (N2°E)
  • Tacloban, 59.13 kilometers (36.74 miles) to the Southeast (S52°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 62.88 kilometers (39.07 miles) to the South (S3°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 84.71 kilometers (52.64 miles) to the Southwest (S47°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 93.00 kilometers (57.79 miles) to the East (N87°E)

Distance from Manila: 513.81 kilometers (319.27 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 22,524, ranked 1,190 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 32.26 square kilometers, ranked 1,149 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 270 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 761 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.91%, ranked 1,153 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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