Gigmoto, Province of Catanduanes

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCatanduanes
Barangay count9
Postal code4804
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Catanduanes
Area (2007)181.82 km2 (70.20 sq mi)
Population (2015)8,368
Density (2015)46 / km2 (119 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 47' North, 124° 24' East (13.7789, 124.3921)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.0 meters (19.7 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 181.82 square kilometers or 70.20 square miles which constitutes 12.19% of Catanduanes's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 8,368. This represented 3.21% of the total population of Catanduanes province, or 0.14% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 46 inhabitants per square kilometer or 119 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Gigmoto has 9 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)
Biong10.52%8808246.80%1.26%
Dororian15.68%1,3121,2534.71%0.88%
Poblacion District I9.25%774821-5.72%-1.12%
Poblacion District II21.07%1,7631,6944.07%0.76%
Poblacion District III10.43%8737949.95%1.82%
San Pedro5.89%4934861.44%0.27%
San Vicente6.31%52845117.07%3.05%
Sicmil11.72%9819542.83%0.53%
Sioron9.13%7647265.23%0.98%
Gigmoto Total8,3688,0034.56%0.85%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Gigmoto for the fiscal year of 2016 was 58,498,952.10.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200933,574,255.54
201035,385,429.775.39%
201138,818,627.599.70%
201237,167,181.81-4.25%
201343,989,535.8218.36%
201446,584,178.505.90%
201553,263,963.7714.34%
201658,498,952.109.83%

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 Gigmoto is 10 to 14, with 1,124 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 95 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1201
1 to 4849
5 to 91,086
10 to 141,124
15 to 19895
20 to 24609
25 to 29512
30 to 34450
35 to 39429
40 to 44373
45 to 49403
50 to 54365
55 to 59294
60 to 64249
65 to 69200
70 to 74111
75 to 79123
80 and over95
Total8,368

Historical population

The population of Gigmoto grew from 5,697 in 1960 to 8,368 in 2015, an increase of 2,671 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.85%, or an increase of 365 people, from the previous population of 8,003 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,697
5,133-1.01%
5,9503.01%
6,1370.62%
6,4870.56%
6,7360.71%
7,0551.00%
7,5690.97%
8,0032.05%
8,3680.85%

Location

The municipal center of Gigmoto is situated at approximately 13° 47' North, 124° 24' East, in the island of Catanduanes. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.0 meters or 19.7 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 Gigmoto are Tabaco, Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Ligao, Iriga, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Baras, Viga, Panganiban, San Miguel, Bagamanoc, and Bato. Its distance from the national capital is 379.12 kilometers (235.57 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 379.12 kilometers (235.57 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N76°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 8,368, ranked 1,552 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 70.20 square kilometers, ranked 613 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 46 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,522 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.85%, ranked 314 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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