Rosario, Province of Cavite

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
Barangay count20
Postal code4106
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Area (2007)38.16 km2 (14.73 sq mi)
Population (2015)110,706
Density (2015)2,901 / km2 (7,516 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 25' North, 120° 51' East (14.4151, 120.8533)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.7 meters (25.2 feet)

Rosario is a coastal municipality in the province of Cavite.

The municipality has a land area of 38.16 square kilometers or 14.73 square miles which constitutes 2.42% of Cavite's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 110,706. This represented 3.01% of the total population of Cavite province, or 0.77% of the overall population of the CALABARZON region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 2,901 inhabitants per square kilometer or 7,516 inhabitants per square mile.


Rosario has 20 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)
Bagbag I5.48%6,0704,97222.08%3.87%
Bagbag II5.32%5,8905,28911.36%2.07%
Ligtong I4.22%4,6744,10613.83%2.50%
Ligtong II1.86%2,0552,0032.60%0.49%
Ligtong III6.16%6,8215,09233.96%5.72%
Ligtong IV2.61%2,8932,8760.59%0.11%
Muzon I3.54%3,9233,01730.03%5.13%
Muzon II2.76%3,0512,53120.55%3.62%
Sapa I2.00%2,2101,58339.61%6.56%
Sapa II6.55%7,2546,6768.66%1.59%
Sapa III3.57%3,9533,6917.10%1.31%
Sapa IV0.88%9699650.41%0.08%
Silangan I6.94%7,6834,72762.53%9.69%
Silangan II4.17%4,6123,16945.53%7.41%
Tejeros Convention17.79%19,69715,01331.20%5.31%
Wawa I4.42%4,8944,7522.99%0.56%
Wawa II5.66%6,2715,47114.62%2.63%
Wawa III10.77%11,92110,9129.25%1.70%
Rosario Total110,70692,25320.00%3.53%

Historical population

The population of Rosario grew from 16,227 in 1960 to 110,706 in 2015, an increase of 94,479 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.53%, or an increase of 18,453 people, from the previous population of 92,253 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate


The municipal center of Rosario is situated at approximately 14° 25' North, 120° 51' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.7 meters or 25.2 feet above mean sea level.


Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Rosario are General Trias, Imus, Cavite City, Bacoor, Dasmariñas, and Trece Martires. The nearest municipalities are Tanza, Noveleta, Kawit, Naic, Maragondon, and Ternate. Its distance from the national capital is 23.73 kilometers (14.75 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Tanza, Cavite, 2.51 kilometers (1.56 miles) to the South (S0°E)
  • Noveleta, Cavite, 3.81 kilometers (2.37 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N58°E)
  • Kawit, Cavite, 6.29 kilometers (3.91 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N59°E)
  • Naic, Cavite, 13.60 kilometers (8.45 miles) to the Southwest (S40°W)
  • Maragondon, Cavite, 20.11 kilometers (12.49 miles) to the Southwest (S39°W)
  • Ternate, Cavite, 20.55 kilometers (12.77 miles) to the Southwest (S46°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 23.73 kilometers (14.75 miles) to the Northeast (N35°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 110,706, ranked 158 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 14.73 square kilometers, ranked 1,493 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 2,901 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 61 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.53%, ranked 77 out of 1,634


  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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