Caibiran
Province of Biliran

Summary data
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 per km2
(698 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 34' North, 124° 35' East
(11.5723 ° N, 124.5813 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
2.5 meters
(8.3 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 22,524 representing 13.12% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.51% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 270 inhabitants per square kilometer or 698 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Caibiran has 17 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1516,963
1970 May 614,221-1.71%
1975 May 116,4002.90%
1980 May 117,0040.73%
1990 May 117,5960.34%
1995 Sep 118,5821.03%
2000 May 119,6061.16%
2007 Aug 120,6160.70%
2010 May 121,4731.49%
2015 Aug 122,5240.91%
Map

The town center of Caibiran is situated at approximately 11° 34' North, 124° 35' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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