Echague, Province of Isabela

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceIsabela
Barangay count64
Postal code3309
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)680.80 km2 (262.86 sq mi)
Population (2015)79,094
Density (2015)116 / km2 (301 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 43' North, 121° 41' East (16.7168, 121.6832)
Estimated elevation above sea level75.0 meters (246.0 feet)

Echague is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Isabela.

The municipality has a land area of 680.80 square kilometers or 262.86 square miles which constitutes 5.48% of Isabela's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 79,094. This represented 4.96% of the total population of Isabela province, or 2.29% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 116 inhabitants per square kilometer or 301 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Echague has 64 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)
Angoluan0.99%7867159.93%1.82%
Annafunan3.12%2,4662,3952.96%0.56%
Arabiat1.65%1,3091,2197.38%1.37%
Aromin1.17%929937-0.85%-0.16%
Babaran1.76%1,3911,3215.30%0.99%
Bacradal0.50%39733020.30%3.58%
Benguet0.61%48640819.12%3.39%
Buneg1.65%1,3041,2613.41%0.64%
Busilelao1.30%1,03093410.28%1.88%
Cabugao2.22%1,7521,6228.01%1.48%
Caniguing0.92%72561517.89%3.18%
Carulay1.49%1,1761,0848.49%1.56%
Castillo1.34%1,05790317.05%3.04%
Dammang East1.56%1,2331,2161.40%0.26%
Dammang West1.77%1,4031,26211.17%2.04%
Diasan0.91%71661316.80%3.00%
Dicaraoyan0.52%4103856.49%1.21%
Dugayong0.91%71761816.02%2.87%
Fugu1.26%1,0009574.49%0.84%
Garit Norte1.50%1,1851,309-9.47%-1.88%
Garit Sur0.76%6045882.72%0.51%
Gucab3.43%2,7102,42311.84%2.15%
Gumbauan2.46%1,9461,8515.13%0.96%
Ipil2.74%2,1682,0883.83%0.72%
Libertad2.33%1,8461,6919.17%1.68%
Mabbayad0.90%708724-2.21%-0.42%
Mabuhay0.88%699707-1.13%-0.22%
Madadamian1.12%88879511.70%2.13%
Magleticia0.81%6416016.66%1.23%
Malibago1.94%1,5381,38211.29%2.06%
Maligaya2.78%2,1961,96611.70%2.13%
Malitao2.19%1,7311,38924.62%4.28%
Narra2.62%2,0721,8899.69%1.78%
Nilumisu1.27%1,0011,063-5.83%-1.14%
Pag‑asa2.10%1,6641,5616.60%1.22%
Pangal Norte1.85%1,4671,4282.73%0.51%
Pangal Sur1.67%1,3241,2853.04%0.57%
Rumang‑ay0.68%5375271.90%0.36%
Salay1.03%816826-1.21%-0.23%
Salvacion0.90%7097021.00%0.19%
San Antonio Minit1.23%971976-0.51%-0.10%
San Antonio Ugad0.78%61855810.75%1.96%
San Carlos1.37%1,0861,0107.52%1.39%
San Fabian4.25%3,3633,1496.80%1.26%
San Felipe1.69%1,3371,2259.14%1.68%
San Juan1.39%1,1031,0940.82%0.16%
San Manuel1.65%1,3081,2941.08%0.21%
San Miguel0.85%66960111.31%2.06%
San Salvador0.73%58150614.82%2.67%
Santa Ana1.16%9168586.76%1.25%
Santa Cruz0.80%63656013.57%2.45%
Santa Maria1.57%1,2401,07914.92%2.68%
Santa Monica1.20%9489133.83%0.72%
Santo Domingo1.62%1,2851,319-2.58%-0.50%
Silauan Norte2.11%1,6651,690-1.48%-0.28%
Silauan Sur2.19%1,7301,842-6.08%-1.19%
Sinabbaran1.70%1,3421,15616.09%2.88%
Soyung3.63%2,8752,926-1.74%-0.33%
Taggappan2.24%1,7741,7133.56%0.67%
Tuguegarao2.74%2,1682,1222.17%0.41%
Villa Campo1.10%8718068.06%1.49%
Villa Fermin1.24%98087911.49%2.09%
Villa Rey0.63%50141121.90%3.84%
Villa Victoria0.49%390403-3.23%-0.62%
Echague Total79,09474,6805.91%1.10%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Echague for the fiscal year of 2016 was 240,331,816.37.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009129,122,902.36
2010283,641,372.57119.67%
2011152,899,526.05-46.09%
2012
2013171,930,607.78
2014191,322,071.5011.28%
2015218,899,497.8414.41%
2016240,331,816.379.79%

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 Echague is 5 to 9, with 8,205 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 565 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,661
1 to 46,985
5 to 98,205
10 to 147,519
15 to 197,332
20 to 247,587
25 to 296,536
30 to 345,538
35 to 395,286
40 to 444,630
45 to 494,348
50 to 543,814
55 to 593,350
60 to 642,574
65 to 691,597
70 to 74870
75 to 79697
80 and over565
Total79,094

Historical population

The population of Echague grew from 28,919 in 1960 to 79,094 in 2015, an increase of 50,175 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.10%, or an increase of 4,414 people, from the previous population of 74,680 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
28,919
36,1802.22%
36,8340.36%
41,3902.36%
51,9162.29%
56,1191.47%
61,1011.84%
67,5531.39%
74,6803.72%
79,0941.10%

Location

The municipal center of Echague is situated at approximately 16° 43' North, 121° 41' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 75.0 meters or 246.0 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 Echague are Santiago, Cauayan, Ilagan, Tabuk, Tuguegarao, and Baguio. The nearest municipalities are San Isidro, Alicia, Angadanan, San Guillermo, Jones, and Ramon. Its distance from the national capital is 247.06 kilometers (153.52 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Santiago, Isabela, 15.13 kilometers (9.40 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S78°W)
  • Cauayan, Isabela, 25.66 kilometers (15.94 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N20°E)
  • Ilagan, Isabela, 52.13 kilometers (32.39 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N25°E)
  • Tabuk, Kalinga, 81.21 kilometers (50.46 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)
  • Tuguegarao, Cagayan, 99.27 kilometers (61.68 miles) to the North (N3°E)
  • Baguio, 121.12 kilometers (75.26 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S74°W)

Distance from Manila: 247.06 kilometers (153.52 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S18°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 79,094, ranked 152 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 262.86 square kilometers, ranked 34 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 116 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 612 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.10%, ranked 1,044 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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