Linapacan, Province of Palawan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count10
Postal code5314
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Linapacan
Area (2007)195.44 km2 (75.46 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,668
Density (2015)80 / km2 (208 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 29' North, 119° 52' East (11.4910, 119.8682)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.2 meters (33.4 feet)

Linapacan is a coastal municipality in the island province of Palawan.

The municipality has a land area of 195.44 square kilometers or 75.46 square miles which constitutes 1.33% of Palawan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,668. This represented 1.84% of the total population of Palawan province, or 0.53% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 80 inhabitants per square kilometer or 208 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Linapacan has 10 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)
Barangonan6.18%96884914.02%2.53%
Cabunlawan4.74%74363716.64%2.97%
Calibangbangan7.70%1,20689235.20%5.91%
Decabaitot3.66%573591-3.05%-0.59%
Maroyogroyog11.83%1,8531,7307.11%1.32%
Nangalao15.93%2,4962,07520.29%3.58%
New Culaylayan8.21%1,2871,2870.00%0.00%
Pical9.26%1,4511,31010.76%1.97%
San Miguel26.19%4,1033,9184.72%0.88%
San Nicolas6.31%98889110.89%1.99%
Linapacan Total15,66814,18010.49%1.92%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Linapacan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 53,284,821.04.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200934,774,894.14
2010
201147,766,725.12
2012
201350,891,926.09
201456,148,976.2910.33%
201564,899,969.6915.59%
201653,284,821.04-17.90%

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 Linapacan is 5 to 9, with 2,014 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 66 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1350
1 to 41,690
5 to 92,014
10 to 141,931
15 to 191,750
20 to 241,550
25 to 291,293
30 to 341,135
35 to 39910
40 to 44802
45 to 49622
50 to 54503
55 to 59388
60 to 64252
65 to 69185
70 to 74149
75 to 7966
80 and over78
Total15,668

Historical population

The population of Linapacan grew from 2,555 in 1960 to 15,668 in 2015, an increase of 13,113 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.92%, or an increase of 1,488 people, from the previous population of 14,180 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
2,555
3,1071.93%
3,6713.40%
4,4283.82%
5,8352.80%
7,2694.20%
9,1985.18%
11,6883.36%
14,1807.29%
15,6681.92%

Location

The municipal center of Linapacan is situated at approximately 11° 29' North, 119° 52' East, in the island of Linapacan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.2 meters or 33.4 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 Linapacan are Puerto Princesa, Calapan, Batangas City, Lipa, Passi, and Iloilo City. The nearest municipalities are Culion, El Nido, Coron, Busuanga, Taytay, and Araceli. Its distance from the national capital is 363.49 kilometers (225.86 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Culion, Palawan, 47.27 kilometers (29.37 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N21°E)
  • El Nido, Palawan, 62.43 kilometers (38.79 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S56°W)
  • Coron, Palawan, 67.17 kilometers (41.73 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N33°E)
  • Busuanga, Palawan, 71.43 kilometers (44.38 miles) to the North (N6°E)
  • Taytay, Palawan, 83.02 kilometers (51.59 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S27°W)
  • Araceli, Palawan, 104.54 kilometers (64.96 miles) to the South (S7°E)

Nearest cities

  • Puerto Princesa, 229.68 kilometers (142.72 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S32°W)
  • Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, 255.34 kilometers (158.66 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N34°E)
  • Batangas City, Batangas, 281.94 kilometers (175.19 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N27°E)
  • Lipa, Batangas, 305.44 kilometers (189.79 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N27°E)
  • Passi, Iloilo, 305.63 kilometers (189.91 miles) to the East (S82°E)
  • Iloilo City, 307.69 kilometers (191.19 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S74°E)

Distance from Manila: 363.49 kilometers (225.86 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N19°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,668, ranked 1,338 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 75.46 square kilometers, ranked 530 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 80 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,352 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.92%, ranked 731 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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