Solana, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count38
Postal code3503
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)234.60 km2 (90.58 sq mi)
Population (2015)82,502
Density (2015)352 / km2 (911 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 39' North, 121° 41' East (17.6508, 121.6907)
Estimated elevation above sea level26.2 meters (86.0 feet)

Solana is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 234.60 square kilometers or 90.58 square miles which constitutes 2.52% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 82,502. This represented 6.88% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 2.39% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 352 inhabitants per square kilometer or 911 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Solana has 38 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)
Andarayan North2.91%2,3982,2476.72%1.25%
Andarayan South2.15%1,7751,7034.23%0.79%
Bangag5.09%4,2003,9486.38%1.19%
Bantay1.94%1,5971,44110.83%1.98%
Basi East2.12%1,7471,6088.64%1.59%
Basi West2.64%2,1812,1103.36%0.63%
Bauan East2.61%2,1562,0077.42%1.37%
Bauan West3.13%2,5852,4615.04%0.94%
Cadaanan2.96%2,4382,00921.35%3.75%
Calamagui2.41%1,9871,9322.85%0.54%
Calillauan1.28%1,0581,086-2.58%-0.50%
Carilucud2.22%1,8311,6659.97%1.83%
Cattaran3.15%2,5972,5760.82%0.15%
Centro Northeast1.31%1,08297011.55%2.10%
Centro Northwest2.10%1,7311,6097.58%1.40%
Centro Southeast0.97%8007526.38%1.19%
Centro Southwest1.33%1,0951,0712.24%0.42%
Dassun4.85%4,0003,6399.92%1.82%
Furagui2.06%1,7011,714-0.76%-0.14%
Gadu4.14%3,4143,2435.27%0.98%
Gen. Eulogio Balao1.94%1,6041,36117.85%3.18%
Iraga5.17%4,2654,0585.10%0.95%
Lanna4.65%3,8353,5966.65%1.23%
Lannig1.98%1,6341,47410.85%1.98%
Lingu2.42%2,0001,8368.93%1.64%
Maddarulug1.32%1,0881,0731.40%0.26%
Maguirig3.31%2,7332,38814.45%2.60%
Malalam‑Malacabibi1.96%1,6211,5286.09%1.13%
Nabbotuan1.69%1,3921,23512.71%2.30%
Nangalisan3.42%2,8242,6327.29%1.35%
Natappian East2.47%2,0382,0280.49%0.09%
Natappian West3.23%2,6632,4827.29%1.35%
Padul2.23%1,8361,6888.77%1.61%
Palao1.74%1,4371,3615.58%1.04%
Parug‑parug1.91%1,5791,4449.35%1.72%
Pataya0.61%50441820.57%3.63%
Sampaguita6.79%5,6024,73818.24%3.24%
Ubong1.79%1,4741,4650.61%0.12%
Solana Total82,50276,5967.71%1.42%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Solana for the fiscal year of 2016 was 170,547,610.45.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200993,464,214.77
2010105,920,402.9213.33%
2011108,680,053.822.61%
2012108,414,891.82-0.24%
2013121,641,149.2312.20%
2014137,755,667.9713.25%
2015157,887,998.2414.61%
2016170,547,610.458.02%

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 Solana is 5 to 9, with 8,771 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 718 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,797
1 to 47,372
5 to 98,771
10 to 148,116
15 to 198,171
20 to 247,814
25 to 296,730
30 to 345,719
35 to 395,382
40 to 444,726
45 to 494,299
50 to 543,845
55 to 593,183
60 to 642,386
65 to 691,573
70 to 741,093
75 to 79807
80 and over718
Total82,502

Historical population

The population of Solana grew from 27,631 in 1960 to 82,502 in 2015, an increase of 54,871 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.42%, or an increase of 5,906 people, from the previous population of 76,596 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
27,631
34,1722.10%
40,5533.50%
46,0642.58%
56,3662.04%
60,3461.29%
67,5122.44%
71,4750.79%
76,5962.55%
82,5021.42%

Location

The municipal center of Solana is situated at approximately 17° 39' North, 121° 41' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 26.2 meters or 86.0 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 Solana are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Ilagan, Cauayan, Santiago, and Batac. The nearest municipalities are Enrile, Peñablanca, Iguig, Rizal, Amulung, and Santa Maria. Its distance from the national capital is 347.07 kilometers (215.66 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 347.07 kilometers (215.66 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S13°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 82,502, ranked 243 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 90.58 square kilometers, ranked 465 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 352 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 561 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.42%, ranked 367 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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