Maripipi, Province of Biliran

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (666 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 47' North, 124° 21' East (11.7787, 124.3494)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.3 meters (43.6 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 7,159. This represented 4.17% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.16% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 257 inhabitants per square kilometer or 666 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Maripipi has 15 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)
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,155
6,978-0.24%
7,9492.65%
7,379-1.48%
6,943-0.61%
7,8532.33%
8,3191.24%
6,946-2.46%
6,699-1.31%
7,1591.27%

Location

The municipal center of Maripipi is situated at approximately 11° 47' North, 124° 21' East, in the island of Maripipi. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 7,159, ranked 1,582 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 10.75 square kilometers, ranked 1,556 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 257 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 804 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.27%, ranked 836 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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