Sofronio Española, Province of Palawan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count9
Postal code5324
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Palawan
Area (2007)473.91 km2 (182.98 sq mi)
Population (2015)32,876
Density (2015)69 / km2 (180 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 58' North, 117° 59' East (8.9605, 117.9912)
Estimated elevation above sea level16.5 meters (54.2 feet)

Sofronio Española is a coastal municipality in the island province of Palawan.

The municipality has a land area of 473.91 square kilometers or 182.98 square miles which constitutes 3.23% of Palawan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 32,876. This represented 3.87% of the total population of Palawan province, or 1.11% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 69 inhabitants per square kilometer or 180 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sofronio Española has 9 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)
Abo‑abo7.90%2,5962,4217.23%1.34%
Iraray8.90%2,9252,9160.31%0.06%
Isumbo6.47%2,1272,159-1.48%-0.28%
Labog10.75%3,5343,04216.17%2.90%
Panitian16.04%5,2744,8788.12%1.50%
Pulot Center17.61%5,7895,7131.33%0.25%
Pulot Interior9.31%3,0602,09745.92%7.46%
Pulot Shore13.76%4,5234,2646.07%1.13%
Punang9.27%3,0482,50721.58%3.79%
Sofronio Española Total32,87629,9979.60%1.76%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sofronio Española for the fiscal year of 2016 was 141,225,694.07.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200972,201,396.34
201075,911,986.335.14%
201185,373,506.9812.46%
201281,128,167.49-4.97%
201387,136,193.497.41%
2014110,749,583.5527.10%
2015120,072,065.678.42%
2016141,225,694.0717.62%

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 Sofronio Española is 10 to 14, with 4,132 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 240 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1714
1 to 43,311
5 to 94,085
10 to 144,132
15 to 193,529
20 to 242,665
25 to 292,325
30 to 342,192
35 to 392,011
40 to 441,732
45 to 491,497
50 to 541,245
55 to 591,070
60 to 64827
65 to 69582
70 to 74406
75 to 79313
80 and over240
Total32,876

Historical population

The population of Sofronio Española grew from 22,986 in 1995 to 32,876 in 2015, an increase of 9,890 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.76%, or an increase of 2,879 people, from the previous population of 29,997 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
22,986
26,8013.35%
28,6980.95%
29,9971.62%
32,8761.76%

Location

The municipal center of Sofronio Española is situated at approximately 8° 58' North, 117° 59' East, in the island of Palawan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 16.5 meters or 54.2 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 Sofronio Española are Puerto Princesa, Sipalay, Zamboanga City, Isabela City, Lamitan, and Bayawan. The nearest municipalities are Brooke's Point, Quezon, Rizal, Bataraza, Narra, and Aborlan. Its distance from the national capital is 702.78 kilometers (436.69 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 702.78 kilometers (436.69 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N27°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 32,876, ranked 801 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 182.98 square kilometers, ranked 155 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 69 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,400 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.76%, ranked 1,505 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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