Mahatao, Province of Batanes

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceBatanes
Barangay count4
Postal code3901
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea, Luzon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Batan
Area (2007)12.90 km2 (4.98 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,555
Density (2015)121 / km2 (312 / sq mi)
Coordinates20° 25' North, 121° 57' East (20.4158, 121.9479)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.0 meters (36.1 feet)

Mahatao is a coastal municipality in the island province of Batanes.

The municipality has a land area of 12.90 square kilometers or 4.98 square miles which constitutes 5.89% of Batanes's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,555. This represented 9.02% of the total population of Batanes province, or 0.05% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 121 inhabitants per square kilometer or 312 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Mahatao has 4 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)
Hanib23.47%365372-1.88%-0.36%
Kaumbakan27.33%425483-12.01%-2.41%
Panatayan28.87%4494167.93%1.46%
Uvoy20.32%3163121.28%0.24%
Mahatao Total1,5551,583-1.77%-0.34%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Mahatao for the fiscal year of 2016 was 30,745,388.27.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200919,388,670.64
201019,701,378.611.61%
201120,619,649.134.66%
201220,063,251.06-2.70%
201322,508,598.1512.19%
201424,967,620.0810.92%
201528,226,911.5713.05%
201630,745,388.278.92%

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 Mahatao is 10 to 14, with 153 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is Under 1, with 16 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 116
1 to 486
5 to 9127
10 to 14153
15 to 19125
20 to 24112
25 to 29102
30 to 34110
35 to 3993
40 to 44100
45 to 49122
50 to 54101
55 to 5971
60 to 6465
65 to 6949
70 to 7444
75 to 7933
80 and over46
Total1,555

Historical population

The population of Mahatao grew from 1,242 in 1960 to 1,555 in 2015, an increase of 313 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.34%, or a decrease of 28 people, from the previous population of 1,583 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,242
1,4751.70%
1,4760.01%
1,388-1.22%
1,7242.19%
1,556-1.90%
1,8954.32%
1,539-2.83%
1,5831.03%
1,555-0.34%

Location

The municipal center of Mahatao is situated at approximately 20° 25' North, 121° 57' East, in the island of Batan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.0 meters or 36.1 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 Mahatao are Laoag, Batac, Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Vigan, and Ilagan. The nearest municipalities are Basco, Ivana, Uyugan, Sabtang, Itbayat, and Calayan. Its distance from the national capital is 652.84 kilometers (405.66 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Basco, Batanes, 4.49 kilometers (2.79 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N30°E)
  • Ivana, Batanes, 6.07 kilometers (3.77 miles) to the Southwest (S35°W)
  • Uyugan, Batanes, 7.37 kilometers (4.58 miles) to the South (S7°W)
  • Sabtang, Batanes, 12.07 kilometers (7.50 miles) to the Southwest (S40°W)
  • Itbayat, Batanes, 42.46 kilometers (26.38 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N15°W)
  • Calayan, Cagayan, 136.98 kilometers (85.11 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S21°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 652.84 kilometers (405.66 miles) to the South (S9°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,555, ranked 1,628 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 4.98 square kilometers, ranked 1,611 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 121 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,254 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.34%, ranked 380 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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