Uyugan, Province of Batanes

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceBatanes
Barangay count4
Postal code3903
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea, Luzon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Batan
Area (2007)16.28 km2 (6.29 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,297
Density (2015)80 / km2 (206 / sq mi)
Coordinates20° 21' North, 121° 56' East (20.3497, 121.9394)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.7 meters (44.8 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 16.28 square kilometers or 6.29 square miles which constitutes 7.43% of Batanes's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,297. This represented 7.52% of the total population of Batanes province, or 0.04% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 80 inhabitants per square kilometer or 206 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Uyugan 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)
Imnajbu12.64%1641593.14%0.59%
Itbud37.16%4824634.10%0.77%
Kayuganan24.06%3122946.12%1.14%
Kayvaluganan26.14%3393244.63%0.87%
Uyugan Total1,2971,2404.60%0.86%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Uyugan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 30,035,432.69.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200917,361,893.60
201018,338,351.355.62%
201120,070,403.739.44%
201219,498,283.90-2.85%
201321,495,753.0310.24%
201424,129,775.5912.25%
201527,578,498.6514.29%
201630,035,432.698.91%

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 Uyugan is 10 to 14, with 144 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is Under 1, with 26 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 126
1 to 491
5 to 999
10 to 14144
15 to 19107
20 to 24103
25 to 2975
30 to 3474
35 to 39102
40 to 44121
45 to 4979
50 to 5462
55 to 5943
60 to 6436
65 to 6937
70 to 7438
75 to 7930
80 and over30
Total1,297

Historical population

The population of Uyugan grew from 1,029 in 1960 to 1,297 in 2015, an increase of 268 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.86%, or an increase of 57 people, from the previous population of 1,240 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,029
1,0580.27%
1,1151.06%
1,1220.13%
1,1980.66%
1,2651.02%
1,2680.05%
1,203-0.72%
1,2401.11%
1,2970.86%

Location

The municipal center of Uyugan is situated at approximately 20° 21' North, 121° 56' East, in the island of Batan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.7 meters or 44.8 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 Uyugan are Laoag, Batac, Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Vigan, and Ilagan. The nearest municipalities are Ivana, Mahatao, Sabtang, Basco, Itbayat, and Calayan. Its distance from the national capital is 645.48 kilometers (401.08 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Ivana, Batanes, 3.54 kilometers (2.20 miles) to the Northwest (N48°W)
  • Mahatao, Batanes, 7.37 kilometers (4.58 miles) to the North (N7°E)
  • Sabtang, Batanes, 7.14 kilometers (4.44 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S74°W)
  • Basco, Batanes, 11.63 kilometers (7.23 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N16°E)
  • Itbayat, Batanes, 49.37 kilometers (30.67 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N12°W)
  • Calayan, Cagayan, 129.85 kilometers (80.68 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S22°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 645.48 kilometers (401.08 miles) to the South (S9°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,297, ranked 1,630 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 6.29 square kilometers, ranked 1,604 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 80 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,403 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.86%, ranked 297 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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