Maripipi
Province of Biliran

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceBiliran
Barangay count15
Postal code6546
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Area (2007)27.83 km2
(10.75 sq. mi)
Population (2015)7,159
Density (2015)257 per km2
(666 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 47' North, 124° 21' East
(11.7787 ° N, 124.3494 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
13.3 meters
(43.6 feet)
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Maripipi is a coastal municipality in the island province of Biliran.

The municipality has a land area of 27.83 square kilometers or 10.75 square miles which constitutes 5.13% of Biliran's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 7,159 representing 4.17% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.16% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 257 inhabitants per square kilometer or 666 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Maripipi has 15 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Agutay7.31%5235112.35%0.44%
Banlas3.28%235249-5.62%-1.10%
Bato8.05%57650713.61%2.46%
Binalayan East6.69%4794760.63%0.12%
Binalayan West7.11%5094776.71%1.24%
Binongto‑an9.12%65357812.98%2.35%
Burabod3.10%2222124.72%0.88%
Calbani5.32%381404-5.69%-1.11%
Canduhao4.97%3563298.21%1.51%
Casibang6.02%43137913.72%2.48%
Danao4.27%306345-11.30%-2.26%
Ermita13.80%98883118.89%3.35%
Ol‑og5.06%36232710.70%1.95%
Trabugan2.47%177185-4.32%-0.84%
Viga13.42%9618898.10%1.49%
Maripipi Total7,1596,6996.87%1.27%
Historical population

The population of Maripipi grew from 7,155 in 1960 to 7,159 in 2015, an increase of 4 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.27%, or an increase of 460 people, from the previous population of 6,699 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 157,155
1970 May 66,978-0.24%
1975 May 17,9492.65%
1980 May 17,379-1.48%
1990 May 16,943-0.61%
1995 Sep 17,8532.33%
2000 May 18,3191.24%
2007 Aug 16,946-2.46%
2010 May 16,699-1.31%
2015 Aug 17,1591.27%
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The town center of Maripipi is situated at approximately 11° 47' North, 124° 21' East, which has an elevation estimated at 13.3 meters or 43.6 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 Maripipi are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Bogo, Ormoc, Tacloban, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are Kawayan, Almagro, Almeria, Santo Niño, Naval, and Culaba. Its distance from the national capital is 479.75 kilometers (298.10 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Kawayan, Biliran, 10.96 kilometers (6.81 miles) to the South (S4°E)
  • Almagro, Samar, 16.18 kilometers (10.06 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)
  • Almeria, Biliran, 17.88 kilometers (11.11 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S11°E)
  • Santo Niño, Samar, 19.53 kilometers (12.13 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N34°E)
  • Naval, Biliran, 24.43 kilometers (15.18 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)
  • Culaba, Biliran, 24.90 kilometers (15.47 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S57°E)

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 41.59 kilometers (25.84 miles) to the Northeast (N40°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 58.15 kilometers (36.13 miles) to the East (S90°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 88.36 kilometers (54.91 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S25°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 90.16 kilometers (56.03 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S18°E)
  • Tacloban, 93.14 kilometers (57.88 miles) to the Southeast (S50°E)
  • Masbate City, Masbate, 102.76 kilometers (63.85 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)

Distance from Manila: 479.75 kilometers (298.10 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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