Cervantes, Province of Ilocos Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Sur
Barangay count13
Postal code2718
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)234.70 km2 (90.62 sq mi)
Population (2015)17,211
Density (2015)73 / km2 (190 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 59' North, 120° 44' East (16.9899, 120.7354)
Estimated elevation above sea level499.4 meters (1,637.9 feet)

Cervantes is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Ilocos Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 234.70 square kilometers or 90.62 square miles which constitutes 9.04% of Ilocos Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 17,211. This represented 2.50% of the total population of Ilocos Sur province, or 0.34% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 73 inhabitants per square kilometer or 190 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Cervantes has 13 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)
Aluling7.47%1,2861,2631.82%0.34%
Comillas North10.87%1,8701,8192.80%0.53%
Comillas South10.66%1,8341,59814.77%2.66%
Concepcion10.41%1,7911,6558.22%1.52%
Dinwede East3.28%564637-11.46%-2.29%
Dinwede West3.99%686915-25.03%-5.34%
Libang5.83%1,0039406.70%1.24%
Malaya9.77%1,6821,5955.45%1.02%
Pilipil2.36%406422-3.79%-0.73%
Remedios6.22%1,0709759.74%1.79%
Rosario12.29%2,1151,9856.55%1.22%
San Juan11.64%2,0041,9423.19%0.60%
San Luis5.23%9008278.83%1.62%
Cervantes Total17,21116,5733.85%0.72%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Cervantes for the fiscal year of 2016 was 122,064,388.49.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200947,106,162.99
201068,222,716.1644.83%
201171,064,455.894.17%
201267,572,775.75-4.91%
201372,030,521.866.60%
201465,351,289.68-9.27%
201591,658,315.9840.25%
2016122,064,388.4933.17%

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 Cervantes is 10 to 14, with 1,971 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 70 to 74, with 192 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1323
1 to 41,555
5 to 91,949
10 to 141,971
15 to 191,723
20 to 241,504
25 to 291,397
30 to 341,249
35 to 39987
40 to 44864
45 to 49774
50 to 54739
55 to 59675
60 to 64574
65 to 69292
70 to 74192
75 to 79196
80 and over247
Total17,211

Historical population

The population of Cervantes grew from 7,063 in 1960 to 17,211 in 2015, an increase of 10,148 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.72%, or an increase of 638 people, from the previous population of 16,573 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,063
8,2231.50%
8,9761.77%
9,6171.39%
12,4762.64%
13,7771.88%
14,1950.64%
14,116-0.08%
16,5736.01%
17,2110.72%

Location

The municipal center of Cervantes is situated at approximately 16° 59' North, 120° 44' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 499.4 meters or 1,637.9 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 Cervantes are Candon, San Fernando, Baguio, Vigan, Tabuk, and Santiago. The nearest municipalities are Tadian, Bauko, Mankayan, Quirino, Besao, and Sigay. Its distance from the national capital is 266.79 kilometers (165.77 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Candon, Ilocos Sur, 37.78 kilometers (23.48 miles) to the Northwest (N54°W)
  • San Fernando, La Union, 61.05 kilometers (37.93 miles) to the Southwest (S47°W)
  • Baguio, 65.73 kilometers (40.84 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S13°W)
  • Vigan, Ilocos Sur, 74.42 kilometers (46.24 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N30°W)
  • Tabuk, Kalinga, 88.77 kilometers (55.16 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N58°E)
  • Santiago, Isabela, 92.51 kilometers (57.48 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S69°E)

Distance from Manila: 266.79 kilometers (165.77 miles) to the South (S6°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 17,211, ranked 1,325 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 90.62 square kilometers, ranked 457 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 73 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,420 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.72%, ranked 1,516 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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