Narra, Province of Palawan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count23
Postal code5303
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Palawan
Area (2007)831.73 km2 (321.13 sq mi)
Population (2015)73,212
Density (2015)88 / km2 (228 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 16' North, 118° 24' East (9.2694, 118.4039)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.1 meters (26.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 831.73 square kilometers or 321.13 square miles which constitutes 5.68% of Palawan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 73,212. This represented 8.62% of the total population of Palawan province, or 2.47% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 88 inhabitants per square kilometer or 228 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Narra has 23 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)
Antipuluan9.65%7,0675,31832.89%5.56%
Aramaywan5.53%4,0453,44317.48%3.12%
Bagong Sikat2.60%1,9051,7608.24%1.52%
Batang‑batang1.84%1,3451,08224.31%4.23%
Bato‑bato3.60%2,6331,99831.78%5.40%
Burirao3.59%2,6282,4567.00%1.30%
Caguisan1.97%1,4421,26813.72%2.48%
Calategas6.23%4,5634,4273.07%0.58%
Dumagueña4.65%3,4063,04811.75%2.14%
Elvita1.32%96787210.89%1.99%
Estrella Village1.48%1,0841,0740.93%0.18%
Ipilan2.51%1,8391,7664.13%0.77%
Malatgao2.94%2,1531,9599.90%1.81%
Malinao4.08%2,9842,8235.70%1.06%
Narra16.38%11,98911,0698.31%1.53%
Panacan6.17%4,5154,2566.09%1.13%
Panacan 27.61%5,5714,66319.47%3.45%
Princess Urduja7.23%5,2955,1742.34%0.44%
Sandoval3.31%2,4202,11114.64%2.64%
Tacras1.64%1,1981,05913.13%2.38%
Taritien2.59%1,8961,61617.33%3.09%
Teresa1.87%1,3701,23510.93%1.99%
Tinagong Dagat1.23%89778713.98%2.52%
Narra Total73,21265,26412.18%2.21%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Narra for the fiscal year of 2016 was 254,372,291.52.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009
2010139,707,853.76
2011153,327,747.439.75%
2012150,414,514.71-1.90%
2013173,737,765.1515.51%
2014197,437,749.9813.64%
2015171,211,497.18-13.28%
2016254,372,291.5248.57%

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 Narra is 5 to 9, with 8,683 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 579 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,676
1 to 46,718
5 to 98,683
10 to 148,388
15 to 197,747
20 to 246,409
25 to 295,449
30 to 345,019
35 to 394,547
40 to 443,977
45 to 493,577
50 to 543,184
55 to 592,577
60 to 641,938
65 to 691,302
70 to 74821
75 to 79621
80 and over579
Total73,212

Historical population

The population of Narra grew from 18,549 in 1970 to 73,212 in 2015, an increase of 54,663 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.21%, or an increase of 7,948 people, from the previous population of 65,264 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,549
25,2566.39%
30,0993.57%
41,3263.22%
48,3392.98%
56,8453.54%
62,5251.32%
65,2641.57%
73,2122.21%

Location

The municipal center of Narra is situated at approximately 9° 16' North, 118° 24' East, in the island of Palawan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.1 meters or 26.5 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 Narra are Puerto Princesa, Sipalay, Zamboanga City, Isabela City, Bayawan, and Iloilo City. The nearest municipalities are Aborlan, Quezon, Sofronio Española, Brooke's Point, Rizal, and Bataraza. Its distance from the national capital is 652.06 kilometers (405.17 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 652.06 kilometers (405.17 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N25°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 73,212, ranked 270 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 321.13 square kilometers, ranked 35 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 88 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,325 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.21%, ranked 1,105 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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