Catanduanes

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Catanduanes
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
Cities0
Municipalities11
Barangays315
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)1,492.16 km2 (576.13 sq mi)
Population (2015)260,964
Density (2015)175 / km2 (453 / sq mi)

Catanduanes is a province in the Philippines situated in the Bicol Region occupying the southeastern peninsula of Luzon and the outlying island provinces of Masbate and Catanduanes.. Its capital is the Municipality of Virac.

The province has a land area of 1,492.16 square kilometers or 576.13 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 260,964. This represented 4.50% of the total population of the Bicol Region, 0.45% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.26% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 175 inhabitants per square kilometer or 453 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Catanduanes is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Philippine Sea, Lagonoy Gulf, and Maqueda Channel.

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Map of the Philippines with Catanduanes highlighted in redMap of Catanduanes showing its component municipalitiesBagamanocBarasBatoCaramoranGigmotoPandanPanganibanSan AndresSan MiguelVigaVirac

Local government units

Catanduanes has 11 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 315.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Bagamanocmunicipality11,55111,3700.30%80.7414318
Barasmunicipality12,84812,2430.92%109.5011729
Batomunicipality21,27919,9841.20%48.6243827
Caramoranmunicipality30,05628,0631.31%263.7411427
Gigmotomunicipality8,3688,0030.85%181.82469
Pandanmunicipality20,51619,3931.08%119.9017126
Panganibanmunicipality9,2879,738-0.90%79.9611623
San Andresmunicipality36,77935,7790.53%167.3122038
San Miguelmunicipality15,00614,1071.18%129.9411524
Vigamunicipality21,62420,6690.86%158.2313731
Viracmunicipality, capital73,65066,9511.83%152.4048363
Catanduanes Total260,964246,3001.11%1,492.16175315

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Catanduanes for the fiscal year of 2016 was 758,614,248.24.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009414,555,274.79
2010455,028,230.299.76%
2011480,362,738.815.57%
2012498,103,165.463.69%
2013553,789,137.3411.18%
2014605,989,326.829.43%
2015698,373,942.8815.25%
2016758,614,248.248.63%

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 Catanduanes is 10 to 14, with 31,721 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 3,240 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 15,803
1 to 424,540
5 to 930,957
10 to 1431,721
15 to 1928,403
20 to 2421,283
25 to 2917,334
30 to 3415,795
35 to 3914,781
40 to 4413,402
45 to 4913,116
50 to 5411,170
55 to 599,113
60 to 647,146
65 to 695,519
70 to 744,296
75 to 793,345
80 and over3,240
Total260,964

Historical population

The population of Catanduanes grew from 156,329 in 1960 to 260,964 in 2015, an increase of 104,635 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.11%, or an increase of 14,664 people, from the previous population of 246,300 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
39,410
63,5303.06%
98,5452.22%
112,1211.33%
156,3292.97%
162,3020.37%
172,7801.26%
175,2470.28%
187,0000.65%
202,4641.50%
215,3561.33%
232,7571.08%
246,3002.08%
260,9641.11%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Catanduanes as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Secondary Roads

  • Catanduanes Circumferential Road
  • Junction Catanduanes Circumferential Road-Panganiban-Sabloyon Road
  • Junction Catanduanes Circumferential Road-Virac Airport Road
  • Junction Catanduanes Circumferential Road-Virac Port

Tertiary Roads

  • Baras-Gigmoto-Viga Road
  • Junction Baras-Weather Radar Station Road
  • Junction Bato-Baras Road
  • Junction Bato-Baras-Tilis Road
  • Junction Catanduanes Circumferential Road-Datag-Supang Road
  • Junction Catanduanes Circumferential Road-Virac Port

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 260,964, ranked 67 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 576.13 square kilometers, ranked 72 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 175 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 45 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.11%, ranked 61 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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