Matalom, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count30
Postal code6526
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea
Area (2007)132.00 km2 (50.97 sq mi)
Population (2015)33,121
Density (2015)251 / km2 (650 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 17' North, 124° 47' East (10.2831, 124.7877)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.5 meters (31.2 feet)

Matalom is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 132.00 square kilometers or 50.97 square miles which constitutes 2.09% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 33,121. This represented 1.92% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.75% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 251 inhabitants per square kilometer or 650 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Matalom has 30 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)
Agbanga3.67%1,2161,1426.48%1.20%
Altavista2.34%7767533.05%0.57%
Bagong Lipunan2.55%84567924.45%4.25%
Cahagnaan6.09%2,0161,9453.65%0.68%
Calumpang3.23%1,0711,0363.38%0.63%
Caningag0.85%2832801.07%0.20%
Caridad Norte4.00%1,3251,20210.23%1.87%
Caridad Sur3.58%1,1861,1096.94%1.29%
Elevado5.17%1,7141,53111.95%2.17%
Esperanza2.64%87678112.16%2.21%
Hitoog2.27%7526997.58%1.40%
Itum3.30%1,09291020.00%3.53%
Lowan1.44%476606-21.45%-4.49%
Monte Alegre1.96%649821-20.95%-4.38%
President Garcia3.59%1,1891,1047.70%1.42%
Punong3.01%9971,006-0.89%-0.17%
San Isidro2.53%8397965.40%1.01%
San Juan2.23%738771-4.28%-0.83%
San Pedro2.98%9879701.75%0.33%
San Salvador4.07%1,3481,21710.76%1.97%
San Vicente1.50%4964803.33%0.63%
Santa Fe7.64%2,5312,27611.20%2.04%
Santa Paz5.21%1,7241,6295.83%1.09%
Santo Niño3.59%1,1901,1890.08%0.02%
Taglibas Imelda1.99%65853323.45%4.09%
Tag‑os4.37%1,4461,25015.68%2.81%
Templanza4.01%1,3281,2773.99%0.75%
Tigbao3.41%1,1301,0824.44%0.83%
Waterloo1.58%5224789.21%1.69%
Zaragoza5.20%1,7211,54511.39%2.08%
Matalom Total33,12131,0976.51%1.21%

Historical population

The population of Matalom grew from 18,010 in 1960 to 33,121 in 2015, an increase of 15,111 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.21%, or an increase of 2,024 people, from the previous population of 31,097 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,010
22,0472.00%
24,8612.44%
26,1821.04%
28,2910.78%
28,232-0.04%
30,2161.47%
31,0550.38%
31,0970.05%
33,1211.21%

Location

The municipal center of Matalom is situated at approximately 10° 17' North, 124° 47' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.5 meters or 31.2 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 Matalom are Maasin, Baybay, Ormoc, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue. The nearest municipalities are Bato, Hilongos, Hindang, Bontoc, Tomas Oppus, and Sogod. Its distance from the national capital is 631.17 kilometers (392.19 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 17.74 kilometers (11.02 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S21°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 43.59 kilometers (27.09 miles) to the North (N1°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 82.18 kilometers (51.07 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N14°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 87.34 kilometers (54.27 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N72°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 91.88 kilometers (57.09 miles) to the West (N88°W)
  • Mandaue, 92.66 kilometers (57.58 miles) to the West (N87°W)

Distance from Manila: 631.17 kilometers (392.19 miles) to the Northwest (N40°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 33,121, ranked 843 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 50.97 square kilometers, ranked 836 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 251 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 818 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.21%, ranked 888 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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