Balbalan, Province of Kalinga

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceKalinga
Barangay count14
Postal code3801
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)542.69 km2 (209.53 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,195
Density (2015)22 / km2 (58 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 26' North, 121° 12' East (17.4400, 121.2006)
Estimated elevation above sea level999.8 meters (3,279.4 feet)

Balbalan is a municipality in the landlocked province of Kalinga.

The municipality has a land area of 542.69 square kilometers or 209.53 square miles which constitutes 16.80% of Kalinga's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,195. This represented 5.73% of the total population of Kalinga province, or 0.71% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 22 inhabitants per square kilometer or 58 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balbalan has 14 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)
Ababa‑an3.64%44439113.55%2.45%
Balantoy12.37%1,5081,4553.64%0.68%
Balbalan Proper7.99%9741,016-4.13%-0.80%
Balbalasang8.18%9979238.02%1.48%
Buaya6.69%8167794.75%0.89%
Dao‑angan5.05%616635-2.99%-0.58%
Gawa‑an8.18%9971,006-0.89%-0.17%
Mabaca5.01%611697-12.34%-2.48%
Maling3.30%402434-7.37%-1.45%
Pantikian9.09%1,1091,0644.23%0.79%
Poblacion10.63%1,2961,1958.45%1.56%
Poswoy8.80%1,07396810.85%1.98%
Talalang4.06%495628-21.18%-4.43%
Tawang7.03%857891-3.82%-0.74%
Balbalan Total12,19512,0820.94%0.18%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Balbalan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 111,200,658.39.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200962,608,604.60
201066,778,030.096.66%
201171,709,512.857.38%
201270,972,335.77-1.03%
201378,531,315.8810.65%
201487,931,107.0511.97%
201599,608,261.4213.28%
2016111,200,658.3911.64%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Balbalan is 5 to 9, with 1,293 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 189 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1226
1 to 4952
5 to 91,293
10 to 141,260
15 to 19982
20 to 24966
25 to 29982
30 to 34787
35 to 39749
40 to 44685
45 to 49661
50 to 54709
55 to 59534
60 to 64408
65 to 69315
70 to 74299
75 to 79189
80 and over198
Total12,195

Historical population

The population of Balbalan grew from 7,605 in 1960 to 12,195 in 2015, an increase of 4,590 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.18%, or an increase of 113 people, from the previous population of 12,082 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,605
6,518-1.50%
7,5523.00%
9,1683.95%
10,1471.02%
11,7422.77%
11,9340.35%
12,0120.09%
12,0820.21%
12,1950.18%

Location

The municipal center of Balbalan is situated at approximately 17° 26' North, 121° 12' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 999.8 meters or 3,279.4 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 Balbalan are Tabuk, Tuguegarao, Ilagan, Cauayan, Candon, and Vigan. The nearest municipalities are Pasil, Lubuagan, Tanudan, Tinglayan, Pinukpuk, and Malibcong. Its distance from the national capital is 316.20 kilometers (196.47 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Pasil, Kalinga, 7.22 kilometers (4.49 miles) to the Southwest (S39°W)
  • Lubuagan, Kalinga, 10.22 kilometers (6.35 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S15°W)
  • Tanudan, Kalinga, 17.85 kilometers (11.09 miles) to the South (S11°E)
  • Tinglayan, Kalinga, 20.24 kilometers (12.58 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S16°W)
  • Pinukpuk, Kalinga, 22.89 kilometers (14.22 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Malibcong, Abra, 26.23 kilometers (16.30 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N58°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 316.20 kilometers (196.47 miles) to the South (S4°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,195, ranked 1,457 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 209.53 square kilometers, ranked 120 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 22 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,567 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.18%, ranked 413 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. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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