Alcantara, Province of Romblon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvinceRomblon
Barangay count12
Postal code5509
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Tablas
Area (2007)60.12 km2 (23.21 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,351
Density (2015)272 / km2 (704 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 16' North, 122° 3' East (12.2589, 122.0534)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.1 meters (26.6 feet)

Alcantara is a coastal municipality in the island province of Romblon.

The municipality has a land area of 60.12 square kilometers or 23.21 square miles which constitutes 3.92% of Romblon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,351. This represented 5.58% of the total population of Romblon province, or 0.55% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 272 inhabitants per square kilometer or 704 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Alcantara has 12 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)
Bagsik6.03%9861,002-1.60%-0.31%
Bonlao7.58%1,2391,390-10.86%-2.17%
Calagonsao7.56%1,2361,1715.55%1.03%
Camili9.93%1,6231,5464.98%0.93%
Camod‑Om5.73%9378628.70%1.60%
Gui‑ob8.80%1,4391,30410.35%1.89%
Lawan4.26%6976566.25%1.16%
Madalag8.03%1,3131,2663.71%0.70%
Poblacion12.89%2,1081,9597.61%1.41%
San Isidro6.49%1,0611,069-0.75%-0.14%
San Roque6.12%1,0001,003-0.30%-0.06%
Tugdan16.59%2,7122,20023.27%4.06%
Alcantara Total16,35115,4285.98%1.11%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Alcantara for the fiscal year of 2016 was 55,058,183.75.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200931,049,229.79
2010
20118,923,603.38
201235,447,017.95297.23%
201338,720,882.269.24%
201443,677,671.4312.80%
201550,095,991.0014.69%
201655,058,183.759.91%

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 Alcantara is 5 to 9, with 1,891 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 198 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1348
1 to 41,287
5 to 91,891
10 to 141,803
15 to 191,843
20 to 241,453
25 to 291,097
30 to 341,035
35 to 39907
40 to 44908
45 to 49808
50 to 54733
55 to 59652
60 to 64473
65 to 69392
70 to 74308
75 to 79215
80 and over198
Total16,351

Historical population

The population of Alcantara grew from 7,991 in 1970 to 16,351 in 2015, an increase of 8,360 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.11%, or an increase of 923 people, from the previous population of 15,428 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,991
8,7491.84%
9,3511.34%
11,0611.69%
12,2461.92%
14,1443.14%
15,3701.15%
15,4280.14%
16,3511.11%

Location

The municipal center of Alcantara is situated at approximately 12° 16' North, 122° 3' East, in the island of Tablas. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.1 meters or 26.6 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 Alcantara are Roxas City, Passi, Calapan, Masbate City, Iloilo City, and Victorias. The nearest municipalities are Looc, Santa Fe, Ferrol, Santa Maria, Odiongan, and San Jose. Its distance from the national capital is 282.95 kilometers (175.82 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 282.95 kilometers (175.82 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,351, ranked 1,310 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 23.21 square kilometers, ranked 1,251 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 272 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 711 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.11%, ranked 458 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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