Carigara, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count49
Postal code6529
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Area (2007)117.86 km2 (45.51 sq mi)
Population (2015)51,345
Density (2015)436 / km2 (1,128 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 18' North, 124° 41' East (11.2995, 124.6889)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.6 meters (21.6 feet)

Carigara is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 117.86 square kilometers or 45.51 square miles which constitutes 1.87% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 51,345. This represented 2.98% of the total population of Leyte province, or 1.16% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 436 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,128 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Carigara has 49 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)
Bagong Lipunan0.99%5064746.75%1.25%
Balilit1.94%9989712.78%0.52%
Barayong0.61%3123052.30%0.43%
Barugohay Central2.22%1,1421,0459.28%1.70%
Barugohay Norte4.22%2,1651,95210.91%1.99%
Barugohay Sur1.93%99188012.61%2.29%
Baybay5.47%2,8092,48513.04%2.36%
Binibihan2.46%1,2651,1718.03%1.48%
Bislig1.45%7457233.04%0.57%
Caghalo2.61%1,3401,18712.89%2.34%
Camansi2.23%1,1451,0845.63%1.05%
Canal1.64%84075411.41%2.08%
Candigahub1.90%97583716.49%2.95%
Canfabi0.90%4634268.69%1.60%
Canlampay2.15%1,10290322.04%3.86%
Cogon1.33%6826308.25%1.52%
Cutay1.93%98988012.39%2.25%
East Visoria2.18%1,11784532.19%5.46%
Guindapunan East2.37%1,2191,2011.50%0.28%
Guindapunan West1.81%9278459.70%1.78%
Hiluctogan1.58%8127429.43%1.73%
Jugaban4.74%2,4322,3403.93%0.74%
Libo2.03%1,0421,0023.99%0.75%
Lower Hiraan0.87%44839912.28%2.23%
Lower Sogod1.13%5785299.26%1.70%
Macalpi1.90%9739324.40%0.82%
Manloy2.05%1,0551,0480.67%0.13%
Nauguisan1.90%9739373.84%0.72%
Paglaum0.92%471484-2.69%-0.52%
Pangna1.72%8818345.64%1.05%
Parag‑um2.49%1,2781,1956.95%1.29%
Parina1.67%86070422.16%3.88%
Piloro1.03%5304898.38%1.54%
Ponong5.39%2,7702,7341.32%0.25%
Rizal0.85%4384175.04%0.94%
Sagkahan2.21%1,13596118.11%3.22%
San Isidro0.62%3203180.63%0.12%
San Juan0.70%35928227.30%4.70%
San Mateo2.90%1,4891,4850.27%0.05%
Santa Fe0.84%43339310.18%1.86%
Sawang5.57%2,8582,8500.28%0.05%
Tagak1.05%541568-4.75%-0.92%
Tangnan1.54%7937308.63%1.59%
Tigbao1.18%6055951.68%0.32%
Tinaguban2.27%1,1681,1065.61%1.04%
Upper Hiraan1.71%88072022.22%3.89%
Upper Sogod1.29%66256217.79%3.17%
Uyawan1.74%89580311.46%2.09%
West Visoria3.77%1,9341,68714.64%2.64%
Carigara Total51,34547,4448.22%1.52%

Historical population

The population of Carigara grew from 26,761 in 1960 to 51,345 in 2015, an increase of 24,584 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.52%, or an increase of 3,901 people, from the previous population of 47,444 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
26,761
32,8692.03%
34,1940.80%
34,3770.11%
38,8631.23%
42,3021.60%
43,4550.58%
45,6960.70%
47,4441.38%
51,3451.52%

Location

The municipal center of Carigara is situated at approximately 11° 18' North, 124° 41' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.6 meters or 21.6 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 Carigara are Ormoc, Tacloban, Catbalogan, Baybay, Bogo, and Calbayog. The nearest municipalities are Capoocan, Barugo, Tunga, San Miguel, Jaro, and Kananga. Its distance from the national capital is 542.66 kilometers (337.20 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Capoocan, Leyte, 5.07 kilometers (3.15 miles) to the West (S82°W)
  • Barugo, Leyte, 5.96 kilometers (3.70 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N62°E)
  • Tunga, Leyte, 8.95 kilometers (5.56 miles) to the Southeast (S51°E)
  • San Miguel, Leyte, 15.62 kilometers (9.70 miles) to the East (S88°E)
  • Jaro, Leyte, 15.95 kilometers (9.91 miles) to the Southeast (S40°E)
  • Kananga, Leyte, 18.87 kilometers (11.73 miles) to the Southwest (S48°W)

Nearest cities

  • Ormoc, Leyte, 33.83 kilometers (21.02 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S15°W)
  • Tacloban, 35.41 kilometers (22.00 miles) to the East (S80°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 56.73 kilometers (35.25 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N22°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 69.85 kilometers (43.40 miles) to the South (S10°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 78.90 kilometers (49.03 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S70°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 85.51 kilometers (53.13 miles) to the North (N7°W)

Distance from Manila: 542.66 kilometers (337.20 miles) to the Northwest (N47°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 51,345, ranked 515 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.51 square kilometers, ranked 916 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 436 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 450 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.52%, ranked 642 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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