Monreal, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count11
Postal code5418
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTicao Pass, Masbate Pass
Philippine major island(s)Ticao
Area (2007)128.67 km2 (49.68 sq mi)
Population (2015)26,614
Density (2015)207 / km2 (536 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 39' North, 123° 40' East (12.6430, 123.6636)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.5 meters (21.2 feet)

Monreal is a coastal municipality in the island province of Masbate.

The municipality has a land area of 128.67 square kilometers or 49.68 square miles which constitutes 3.10% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 26,614. This represented 2.98% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.46% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 207 inhabitants per square kilometer or 536 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Monreal has 11 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)
Cantorna5.98%1,5911,4668.53%1.57%
Famosa4.36%1,1601,02712.95%2.35%
Guinhadap9.50%2,5272,5240.12%0.02%
Macarthur13.55%3,6073,2979.40%1.73%
Maglambong6.58%1,7521,6933.48%0.65%
Morocborocan6.52%1,7361,6713.89%0.73%
Poblacion23.65%6,2935,9246.23%1.16%
Real11.28%3,0032,9422.07%0.39%
Rizal6.93%1,8441,8430.05%0.01%
Santo Niño4.78%1,2711,2293.42%0.64%
Togoron6.88%1,8301,7504.57%0.85%
Monreal Total26,61425,3664.92%0.92%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Monreal for the fiscal year of 2016 was 76,111,408.49.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200940,752,827.37
201043,633,019.077.07%
201147,221,394.408.22%
201245,954,697.23-2.68%
201353,821,702.2717.12%
201461,340,161.8013.97%
201570,094,393.0914.27%
201676,111,408.498.58%

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 Monreal is 5 to 9, with 3,834 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 191 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1710
1 to 43,016
5 to 93,834
10 to 143,821
15 to 192,870
20 to 241,891
25 to 291,550
30 to 341,468
35 to 391,413
40 to 441,295
45 to 491,129
50 to 54930
55 to 59784
60 to 64661
65 to 69485
70 to 74332
75 to 79234
80 and over191
Total26,614

Historical population

The population of Monreal grew from 8,848 in 1960 to 26,614 in 2015, an increase of 17,766 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.92%, or an increase of 1,248 people, from the previous population of 25,366 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,848
13,1773.97%
15,2162.93%
17,3752.69%
18,7960.79%
18,775-0.02%
19,8321.18%
21,6931.24%
25,3665.86%
26,6140.92%

Location

The municipal center of Monreal is situated at approximately 12° 39' North, 123° 40' East, in the island of Ticao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.5 meters or 21.2 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 Monreal are Masbate City, Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Ligao, Tabaco, and Iriga. The nearest municipalities are San Jacinto, San Fernando, Bulan, Baleno, Batuan, and Magallanes. Its distance from the national capital is 361.60 kilometers (224.69 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 361.60 kilometers (224.69 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 26,614, ranked 998 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 49.68 square kilometers, ranked 823 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 207 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 915 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.92%, ranked 1,066 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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