Tabontabon, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count16
Postal code6504
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)24.18 km2 (9.34 sq mi)
Population (2015)11,204
Density (2015)463 / km2 (1,200 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 3' North, 124° 58' East (11.0418, 124.9644)
Estimated elevation above sea level19.2 meters (63.0 feet)

Tabontabon is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 24.18 square kilometers or 9.34 square miles which constitutes 0.38% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 11,204. This represented 0.65% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.25% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 463 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,200 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tabontabon has 16 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)
Amandangay5.87%65853323.45%4.09%
Aslum3.56%39934017.35%3.09%
Balingasag5.74%643646-0.46%-0.09%
Belisong4.59%5144728.90%1.64%
Cambucao2.03%228247-7.69%-1.51%
Capahuan9.13%1,02387816.51%2.95%
District I Poblacion7.93%8898366.34%1.18%
District II Poblacion6.05%6786405.94%1.10%
District III Poblacion5.14%57649017.55%3.13%
District IV Poblacion7.15%80169115.92%2.85%
Guingawan5.18%58042237.44%6.24%
Jabong7.30%81873111.90%2.16%
Mercadohay7.13%79971112.38%2.25%
Mering10.53%1,18097121.52%3.78%
Mohon2.81%3152908.62%1.59%
San Pablo9.84%1,10394017.34%3.09%
Tabontabon Total11,2049,83813.88%2.51%

Historical population

The population of Tabontabon grew from 5,522 in 1960 to 11,204 in 2015, an increase of 5,682 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.51%, or an increase of 1,366 people, from the previous population of 9,838 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,522
5,077-0.82%
6,2504.26%
6,4680.69%
7,1831.05%
7,5470.93%
8,3722.25%
9,5181.79%
9,8381.21%
11,2042.51%

Location

The municipal center of Tabontabon is situated at approximately 11° 3' North, 124° 58' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 19.2 meters or 63.0 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 Tabontabon are Tacloban, Ormoc, Baybay, Borongan, Catbalogan, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are Dagami, Julita, Tolosa, Tanauan, Burauen, and Dulag. Its distance from the national capital is 584.11 kilometers (362.95 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Dagami, Leyte, 7.10 kilometers (4.41 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N72°W)
  • Julita, Leyte, 7.63 kilometers (4.74 miles) to the South (S2°W)
  • Tolosa, Leyte, 8.23 kilometers (5.12 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N75°E)
  • Tanauan, Leyte, 9.68 kilometers (6.01 miles) to the Northeast (N39°E)
  • Burauen, Leyte, 10.81 kilometers (6.72 miles) to the Southwest (S46°W)
  • Dulag, Leyte, 12.32 kilometers (7.65 miles) to the Southeast (S37°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 584.11 kilometers (362.95 miles) to the Northwest (N47°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 11,204, ranked 1,508 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 9.34 square kilometers, ranked 1,578 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 463 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 419 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.51%, ranked 205 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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