Viga, Province of Catanduanes

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCatanduanes
Barangay count31
Postal code4805
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Catanduanes
Area (2007)158.23 km2 (61.09 sq mi)
Population (2015)21,624
Density (2015)137 / km2 (354 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 52' North, 124° 19' East (13.8726, 124.3093)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.5 meters (18.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 158.23 square kilometers or 61.09 square miles which constitutes 10.60% of Catanduanes's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 21,624. This represented 8.29% of the total population of Catanduanes province, or 0.37% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 137 inhabitants per square kilometer or 354 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Viga has 31 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)
Almojuela3.01%65155617.09%3.05%
Ananong1.89%409424-3.54%-0.68%
Asuncion2.57%5565334.32%0.81%
Batohonan0.92%19818010.00%1.83%
Begonia3.12%6756533.37%0.63%
Botinagan1.26%273299-8.70%-1.72%
Buenavista3.60%7797533.45%0.65%
Burgos4.64%1,0039614.37%0.82%
Del Pilar1.69%3663601.67%0.32%
Mabini1.83%3963823.66%0.69%
Magsaysay2.83%6125668.13%1.50%
Ogbong4.82%1,0421,0063.58%0.67%
Osmeña1.95%42236814.67%2.64%
Pedro Vera6.60%1,4271,24814.34%2.58%
Peñafrancia1.64%3543394.42%0.83%
Quezon3.69%79771411.62%2.12%
Quirino1.18%25522811.84%2.15%
Rizal6.15%1,3291,2744.32%0.81%
Roxas2.69%5815417.39%1.37%
Sagrada3.08%6666266.39%1.19%
San Isidro1.31%284333-14.71%-2.99%
San Jose Oco5.47%1,1831,1631.72%0.33%
San Jose Poblacion4.02%870909-4.29%-0.83%
San Pedro2.64%5715503.82%0.72%
San Roque3.83%82972813.87%2.50%
San Vicente3.70%8007289.89%1.81%
Santa Rosa2.93%6346044.97%0.93%
Soboc4.02%8698522.00%0.38%
Tambongon5.38%1,1631,190-2.27%-0.44%
Tinago4.99%1,0801,0582.08%0.39%
Villa Aurora2.54%5505431.29%0.24%
Viga Total21,62420,6694.62%0.86%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Viga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 75,340,000.13.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200942,414,001.29
201044,626,182.385.22%
201148,316,921.738.27%
201247,209,017.55-2.29%
201353,067,572.2712.41%
201459,648,432.2012.40%
201568,380,610.5014.64%
201675,340,000.1310.18%

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 Viga is 10 to 14, with 2,825 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 272 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1483
1 to 42,107
5 to 92,652
10 to 142,825
15 to 192,299
20 to 241,671
25 to 291,378
30 to 341,186
35 to 391,111
40 to 441,084
45 to 491,123
50 to 54874
55 to 59757
60 to 64587
65 to 69508
70 to 74394
75 to 79272
80 and over313
Total21,624

Historical population

The population of Viga grew from 20,880 in 1960 to 21,624 in 2015, an increase of 744 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.86%, or an increase of 955 people, from the previous population of 20,669 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
20,880
14,839-3.29%
16,0631.60%
15,863-0.25%
16,2700.25%
18,5692.51%
18,105-0.54%
19,2660.86%
20,6692.59%
21,6240.86%

Location

The municipal center of Viga is situated at approximately 13° 52' North, 124° 19' East, in the island of Catanduanes. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.5 meters or 18.0 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 Viga are Tabaco, Legazpi, Sorsogon City, Ligao, Iriga, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Panganiban, Bagamanoc, Gigmoto, Caramoran, Baras, and Pandan. Its distance from the national capital is 368.00 kilometers (228.66 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 368.00 kilometers (228.66 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N77°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 21,624, ranked 1,213 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 61.09 square kilometers, ranked 710 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 137 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,194 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.86%, ranked 824 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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