Baras, Province of Catanduanes

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCatanduanes
Barangay count29
Postal code4803
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)109.50 km2 (42.28 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,848
Density (2015)117 / km2 (304 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 40' North, 124° 22' East (13.6591, 124.3704)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.5 meters (11.5 feet)

Baras is a coastal municipality in the island province of Catanduanes.

The municipality has a land area of 109.50 square kilometers or 42.28 square miles which constitutes 7.34% of Catanduanes's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,848. This represented 4.92% of the total population of Catanduanes province, or 0.22% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 117 inhabitants per square kilometer or 304 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Baras has 29 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)
Abihao2.93%377381-1.05%-0.20%
Agban7.10%9129050.77%0.15%
Bagong Sirang2.97%38231521.27%3.74%
Batolinao1.37%17615017.33%3.09%
Benticayan6.13%78764122.78%3.98%
Buenavista2.41%3092858.42%1.55%
Caragumihan2.86%3683437.29%1.35%
Danao6.89%8858247.40%1.37%
Eastern Poblacion2.55%3272989.73%1.78%
Ginitligan8.06%1,0351,0092.58%0.49%
Guinsaanan3.56%4574511.33%0.25%
J. M. Alberto5.61%7216934.04%0.76%
Macutal2.86%3673611.66%0.31%
Moning3.19%410418-1.91%-0.37%
Nagbarorong3.11%399430-7.21%-1.41%
Osmeña4.01%5154993.21%0.60%
P. Teston0.66%85120-29.17%-6.35%
Paniquihan4.26%547581-5.85%-1.14%
Puraran2.62%3363108.39%1.55%
Putsan3.88%49941021.71%3.81%
Quezon1.02%1319537.89%6.31%
Rizal2.83%3643513.70%0.69%
Sagrada1.24%1591468.90%1.64%
Salvacion2.31%297315-5.71%-1.11%
San Lorenzo1.35%17315213.82%2.49%
San Miguel4.79%6155639.24%1.70%
Santa Maria1.63%210219-4.11%-0.80%
Tilod6.01%7727522.66%0.50%
Western Poblacion1.81%2332263.10%0.58%
Baras Total12,84812,2434.94%0.92%

Historical population

The population of Baras grew from 9,637 in 1960 to 12,848 in 2015, an increase of 3,211 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.92%, or an increase of 605 people, from the previous population of 12,243 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,637
9,9180.28%
10,3380.84%
10,273-0.13%
9,769-0.50%
11,8433.67%
11,653-0.35%
11,7870.16%
12,2431.39%
12,8480.92%

Location

The municipal center of Baras is situated at approximately 13° 40' North, 124° 22' East, in the island of Catanduanes. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.5 meters or 11.5 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 Baras are Tabaco, Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Ligao, Iriga, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are San Miguel, Bato, Gigmoto, Virac, Viga, and Panganiban. Its distance from the national capital is 380.31 kilometers (236.32 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 380.31 kilometers (236.32 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N74°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,848, ranked 1,471 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 42.28 square kilometers, ranked 980 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 117 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,277 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.92%, ranked 1,144 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. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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