Virac, Province of Catanduanes

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCatanduanes
Barangay count63
Postal code4800
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLagonoy Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Catanduanes
Area (2007)152.40 km2 (58.84 sq mi)
Population (2015)73,650
Density (2015)483 / km2 (1,252 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 35' North, 124° 14' East (13.5808, 124.2310)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.8 meters (22.2 feet)

Virac is a coastal municipality in the island province of Catanduanes. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 152.40 square kilometers or 58.84 square miles which constitutes 10.21% of Catanduanes's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 73,650. This represented 28.22% of the total population of Catanduanes province, or 1.27% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 483 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,252 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Virac has 63 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)
Antipolo del Norte0.94%6956693.89%0.73%
Antipolo del Sur0.73%5355310.75%0.14%
Balite1.03%7617008.71%1.60%
Batag0.59%436455-4.18%-0.81%
Bigaa4.34%3,1932,77714.98%2.69%
Buenavista0.54%3973843.39%0.64%
Buyo2.16%1,5891,37615.48%2.78%
Cabihian0.66%4864722.97%0.56%
Calabnigan0.82%6035519.44%1.73%
Calampong0.39%288304-5.26%-1.02%
Calatagan Proper4.18%3,0752,74212.14%2.21%
Calatagan Tibang2.94%2,1621,90913.25%2.40%
Capilihan1.99%1,4631,4173.25%0.61%
Casoocan0.64%4714407.05%1.30%
Cavinitan6.13%4,5143,48429.56%5.06%
Concepcion1.47%1,0841,0404.23%0.79%
Constantino1.18%866931-6.98%-1.37%
Danicop2.82%2,0741,8869.97%1.83%
Dugui San Isidro0.55%40235712.61%2.29%
Dugui San Vicente0.99%72662615.97%2.86%
Dugui Too1.83%1,3461,16016.03%2.87%
F. Tacorda Village0.49%363368-1.36%-0.26%
Francia2.66%1,9571,8137.94%1.47%
Gogon Centro3.00%2,2081,90016.21%2.90%
Gogon Sirangan1.33%9799275.61%1.04%
Hawan Grande1.20%8878464.85%0.91%
Hawan Ilaya0.87%6435928.61%1.59%
Hicming1.45%1,0689749.65%1.77%
Ibong Sapa1.15%8478193.42%0.64%
Igang1.00%738783-5.75%-1.12%
Juan M. Alberto0.50%3713399.44%1.73%
Lanao1.49%1,0941,0187.47%1.38%
Magnesia del Norte1.06%7797760.39%0.07%
Magnesia del Sur1.03%757759-0.26%-0.05%
Marcelo Alberto1.17%8638106.54%1.21%
Marilima0.46%338380-11.05%-2.21%
Pajo Baguio0.70%519544-4.60%-0.89%
Pajo San Isidro1.64%1,2081,04215.93%2.85%
Palnab del Norte2.54%1,8701,7477.04%1.30%
Palnab del Sur2.43%1,7871,60111.62%2.11%
Palta Big0.56%4104100.00%0.00%
Palta Salvacion1.60%1,1751,186-0.93%-0.18%
Palta Small1.15%84475012.53%2.27%
Rawis2.74%2,0161,8717.75%1.43%
Salvacion0.73%53745418.28%3.25%
San Isidro Village6.66%4,9054,26215.09%2.71%
San Jose0.17%122128-4.69%-0.91%
San Juan0.92%6776681.35%0.26%
San Pablo1.47%1,0851,0850.00%0.00%
San Pedro0.39%2852715.17%0.96%
San Roque1.49%1,1011,124-2.05%-0.39%
San Vicente3.01%2,2141,93314.54%2.62%
Santa Cruz1.61%1,1851,0879.02%1.66%
Santa Elena1.07%786834-5.76%-1.12%
Santo Cristo1.46%1,07893115.79%2.83%
Santo Domingo1.83%1,3501,2349.40%1.73%
Santo Niño1.94%1,4281,16023.10%4.04%
Simamla1.15%8488035.60%1.04%
Sogod‑Simamla0.39%286313-8.63%-1.70%
Sogod‑Tibgao2.49%1,8311,49522.47%3.94%
Talisoy0.69%506544-6.99%-1.37%
Tubaon1.28%94279718.19%3.23%
Valencia2.17%1,5971,36217.25%3.08%
Virac Total73,65066,95110.01%1.83%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Virac for the fiscal year of 2016 was 176,731,427.26.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200997,496,690.64
2010106,866,257.059.61%
2011115,545,043.598.12%
2012118,222,173.362.32%
2013128,819,820.698.96%
2014145,166,778.1612.69%
2015160,176,867.0410.34%
2016176,731,427.2610.34%

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 Virac is 15 to 19, with 8,940 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 805 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,446
1 to 46,116
5 to 97,868
10 to 148,187
15 to 198,940
20 to 246,731
25 to 295,217
30 to 344,824
35 to 394,423
40 to 443,875
45 to 493,761
50 to 543,316
55 to 592,635
60 to 642,073
65 to 691,497
70 to 741,115
75 to 79821
80 and over805
Total73,650

Historical population

The population of Virac grew from 34,417 in 1960 to 73,650 in 2015, an increase of 39,233 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.83%, or an increase of 6,699 people, from the previous population of 66,951 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
34,417
35,5710.32%
38,7821.75%
40,1020.67%
45,5231.28%
49,9121.74%
57,0672.91%
64,5541.71%
66,9511.34%
73,6501.83%

Location

The municipal center of Virac is situated at approximately 13° 35' North, 124° 14' East, in the island of Catanduanes. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.8 meters or 22.2 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 Virac are Tabaco, Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Ligao, Iriga, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Bato, San Miguel, San Andres, Baras, Gigmoto, and Viga. Its distance from the national capital is 368.44 kilometers (228.94 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 368.44 kilometers (228.94 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N72°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 73,650, ranked 99 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 58.84 square kilometers, ranked 228 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 483 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 88 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.83%, ranked 423 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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