Botolan, Province of Zambales

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceZambales
Barangay count31
Postal code2202
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)735.28 km2 (283.89 sq mi)
Population (2015)57,707
Density (2015)78 / km2 (203 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 17' North, 120° 1' East (15.2889, 120.0247)
Estimated elevation above sea level14.1 meters (46.2 feet)

Botolan is a coastal municipality in the province of Zambales.

The municipality has a land area of 735.28 square kilometers or 283.89 square miles which constitutes 20.17% of Zambales's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 57,707. This represented 9.77% of the total population of Zambales province, or 0.51% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 78 inhabitants per square kilometer or 203 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Botolan has 31 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)
Bancal1.98%1,1421,1102.88%0.54%
Bangan2.30%1,3271,599-17.01%-3.49%
Batonlapoc1.89%1,0921,531-28.67%-6.23%
Belbel0.64%37226142.53%6.98%
Beneg2.73%1,5751,606-1.93%-0.37%
Binuclutan1.95%1,1261,152-2.26%-0.43%
Burgos1.13%650701-7.28%-1.43%
Cabatuan0.88%5074825.19%0.97%
Capayawan1.75%1,0109506.32%1.17%
Carael3.56%2,0572,440-15.70%-3.20%
Danacbunga5.15%2,9702,65411.91%2.16%
Maguisguis1.15%6646256.24%1.16%
Malomboy0.48%276410-32.68%-7.26%
Mambog7.18%4,1453,54017.09%3.05%
Moraza0.87%50131161.09%9.50%
Nacolcol1.34%77652846.97%7.61%
Owaog‑Nibloc0.83%47924793.93%13.44%
Paco2.77%1,5982,068-22.73%-4.79%
Palis0.71%40932725.08%4.35%
Panan4.73%2,7282,4939.43%1.73%
Parel1.89%1,0911,0820.83%0.16%
Paudpod1.49%8601,143-24.76%-5.27%
Poonbato1.73%99862958.66%9.19%
Porac5.73%3,3062,71121.95%3.85%
San Isidro2.66%1,5331,33015.26%2.74%
San Juan12.13%7,0024,35360.85%9.47%
San Miguel2.35%1,3551,2597.63%1.41%
Santiago3.51%2,0251,79912.56%2.28%
Tampo3.00%1,7331,41522.47%3.94%
Taugtog19.74%11,39312,981-12.23%-2.45%
Villar1.75%1,00769744.48%7.26%
Botolan Total57,70754,4346.01%1.12%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Botolan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 201,818,583.72.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009109,984,745.69
2010116,835,569.656.23%
2011126,757,680.398.49%
2012122,471,172.91-3.38%
2013141,845,197.1715.82%
2014169,741,105.3719.67%
2015180,359,186.216.26%
2016201,818,583.7211.90%

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 Botolan is 5 to 9, with 6,490 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 490 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,247
1 to 45,059
5 to 96,490
10 to 146,106
15 to 195,876
20 to 245,289
25 to 294,530
30 to 343,824
35 to 393,493
40 to 443,155
45 to 493,087
50 to 542,702
55 to 592,180
60 to 641,732
65 to 691,162
70 to 74738
75 to 79547
80 and over490
Total57,707

Historical population

The population of Botolan grew from 16,417 in 1960 to 57,707 in 2015, an increase of 41,290 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.12%, or an increase of 3,273 people, from the previous population of 54,434 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,417
23,8483.72%
27,3072.76%
27,125-0.13%
35,6042.76%
41,0842.72%
46,6022.74%
51,6751.44%
54,4341.91%
57,7071.12%

Location

The municipal center of Botolan is situated at approximately 15° 17' North, 120° 1' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 14.1 meters or 46.2 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 Botolan are Olongapo, Mabalacat, Angeles, Tarlac City, San Carlos, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Iba, Cabangan, Palauig, San Felipe, Masinloc, and San Narciso. Its distance from the national capital is 128.57 kilometers (79.89 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Olongapo, 57.77 kilometers (35.89 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S29°E)
  • Mabalacat, Pampanga, 59.38 kilometers (36.90 miles) to the East (S83°E)
  • Angeles, 62.72 kilometers (38.97 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S75°E)
  • Tarlac City, Tarlac, 64.43 kilometers (40.04 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N70°E)
  • San Carlos, Pangasinan, 78.72 kilometers (48.92 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N26°E)
  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 77.34 kilometers (48.06 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S68°E)

Distance from Manila: 128.57 kilometers (79.89 miles) to the Southeast (S53°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 57,707, ranked 371 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 283.89 square kilometers, ranked 52 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 78 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,345 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.12%, ranked 897 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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