Baras, Province of Catanduanes

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCatanduanes
Barangay count29
Postal code4803
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Catanduanes
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%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Baras for the fiscal year of 2016 was 56,212,218.86.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200932,277,072.91
201033,855,489.014.89%
201140,335,012.7119.14%
201235,676,234.85-11.55%
201339,675,642.4111.21%
201444,619,927.7712.46%
201550,821,512.5413.90%
201656,212,218.8610.61%

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 Baras is 10 to 14, with 1,606 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 182 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1263
1 to 41,202
5 to 91,567
10 to 141,606
15 to 191,324
20 to 241,116
25 to 29793
30 to 34769
35 to 39675
40 to 44704
45 to 49662
50 to 54541
55 to 59447
60 to 64325
65 to 69285
70 to 74195
75 to 79182
80 and over192
Total12,848

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 1,463 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 42.28 square kilometers, ranked 974 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 117 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,269 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.92%, ranked 277 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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