Kawayan, Province of Biliran

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (861 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 41' North, 124° 21' East (11.6799, 124.3570)
Estimated elevation above sea level25.3 meters (83.0 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 20,291. This represented 11.82% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.46% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 333 inhabitants per square kilometer or 861 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Kawayan has 20 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)
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,252
12,8700.48%
14,5682.52%
16,1832.12%
15,056-0.72%
16,4241.64%
17,5071.38%
19,0531.17%
20,2382.22%
20,2910.05%

Location

The municipal center of Kawayan is situated at approximately 11° 41' North, 124° 21' East, in the island of Biliran. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 20,291, ranked 1,261 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 23.56 square kilometers, ranked 1,308 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 333 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 601 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.05%, ranked 1,541 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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