Kawayan
Province of Biliran

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceBiliran
Barangay count20
Postal code6545
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Area (2007)61.02 km2
(23.56 sq. mi)
Population (2015)20,291
Density (2015)333 per km2
(861 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 41' North, 124° 21' East
(11.6799 ° N, 124.3570 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
25.3 meters
(83.0 feet)
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Kawayan is a coastal municipality in the island province of Biliran.

The municipality has a land area of 61.02 square kilometers or 23.56 square miles which constitutes 11.28% of Biliran's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 20,291 representing 11.82% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.46% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 333 inhabitants per square kilometer or 861 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Kawayan has 20 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Baganito2.64%536550-2.55%-0.49%
Balacson4.28%868924-6.06%-1.18%
Balite5.02%1,0191,0081.09%0.21%
Bilwang3.27%6636305.24%0.98%
Bulalacao4.15%8427906.58%1.22%
Burabod3.03%615710-13.38%-2.70%
Buyo4.62%9378846.00%1.11%
Inasuyan5.56%1,1291,1141.35%0.25%
Kansanok3.39%688717-4.04%-0.78%
Mada‑o5.58%1,1321,0448.43%1.55%
Mapuyo8.53%1,7311,815-4.63%-0.90%
Masagaosao3.88%7877633.15%0.59%
Masagongsong2.59%526596-11.74%-2.35%
Poblacion5.94%1,2061,1217.58%1.40%
San Lorenzo6.71%1,3611,2935.26%0.98%
Tabunan North0.87%1771713.51%0.66%
Tubig Guinoo3.87%7857396.22%1.16%
Tucdao9.45%1,9171,951-1.74%-0.33%
Ungale11.04%2,2402,264-1.06%-0.20%
Villa Cornejo5.58%1,1321,154-1.91%-0.37%
Kawayan Total20,29120,2380.26%0.05%
Historical population

The population of Kawayan grew from 12,252 in 1960 to 20,291 in 2015, an increase of 8,039 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.05%, or an increase of 53 people, from the previous population of 20,238 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1512,252
1970 May 612,8700.48%
1975 May 114,5682.52%
1980 May 116,1832.12%
1990 May 115,056-0.72%
1995 Sep 116,4241.64%
2000 May 117,5071.38%
2007 Aug 119,0531.17%
2010 May 120,2382.22%
2015 Aug 120,2910.05%
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The town center of Kawayan is situated at approximately 11° 41' North, 124° 21' East, which has an elevation estimated at 25.3 meters or 83.0 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 Kawayan are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Bogo, Ormoc, Tacloban, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are Almeria, Maripipi, Naval, Culaba, Almagro, and Biliran. Its distance from the national capital is 487.58 kilometers (302.97 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Almeria, Biliran, 7.13 kilometers (4.43 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S22°E)
  • Maripipi, Biliran, 10.96 kilometers (6.81 miles) to the North (N4°W)
  • Naval, Biliran, 13.66 kilometers (8.49 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S19°E)
  • Culaba, Biliran, 20.20 kilometers (12.55 miles) to the East (S82°E)
  • Almagro, Samar, 26.69 kilometers (16.58 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N17°W)
  • Biliran, Biliran, 26.89 kilometers (16.71 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S29°E)

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 50.03 kilometers (31.09 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 58.29 kilometers (36.22 miles) to the East (N79°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 78.96 kilometers (49.07 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S28°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 79.57 kilometers (49.44 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)
  • Tacloban, 85.92 kilometers (53.39 miles) to the Southeast (S56°E)
  • Masbate City, Masbate, 110.64 kilometers (68.75 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

Distance from Manila: 487.58 kilometers (302.97 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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