Palanas, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count24
Postal code5404
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Area (2007)171.10 km2 (66.06 sq mi)
Population (2015)26,222
Density (2015)153 / km2 (397 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 9' North, 123° 55' East (12.1459, 123.9218)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.5 meters (31.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 171.10 square kilometers or 66.06 square miles which constitutes 4.12% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 26,222. This represented 2.94% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.45% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 153 inhabitants per square kilometer or 397 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Palanas has 24 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)
Antipolo2.63%68958717.38%3.10%
Banco2.51%659704-6.39%-1.25%
Biga‑a2.06%540626-13.74%-2.77%
Bontod4.82%1,2651,14510.48%1.92%
Buenasuerte2.49%65451127.98%4.81%
Intusan2.64%6926801.76%0.33%
Jose A. Abenir Sr.2.36%620623-0.48%-0.09%
Maanahao2.89%7577293.84%0.72%
Mabini2.86%7507273.16%0.59%
Malatawan1.82%47741215.78%2.83%
Malibas4.87%1,2781,2383.23%0.61%
Maravilla8.35%2,1902,0864.99%0.93%
Matugnao2.23%584653-10.57%-2.10%
Miabas5.02%1,3171,2832.65%0.50%
Nabangig11.86%3,1092,9973.74%0.70%
Nipa6.70%1,7571,6387.26%1.34%
Parina2.12%5575393.34%0.63%
Piña2.84%745812-8.25%-1.63%
Poblacion9.90%2,5962,5541.64%0.31%
Salvacion3.63%9521,072-11.19%-2.24%
San Antonio1.66%4354252.35%0.44%
San Carlos3.89%1,02189414.21%2.56%
San Isidro2.22%5825741.39%0.26%
Santa Cruz7.61%1,9961,9920.20%0.04%
Palanas Total26,22225,5012.83%0.53%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Palanas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 84,332,716.15.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200947,987,807.15
201050,735,674.525.73%
201154,597,046.497.61%
201253,361,679.10-2.26%
201358,874,079.4210.33%
201467,150,717.5514.06%
201576,881,472.9914.49%
201684,332,716.159.69%

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 Palanas is 10 to 14, with 3,540 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 330 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1593
1 to 42,673
5 to 93,434
10 to 143,540
15 to 192,730
20 to 241,766
25 to 291,495
30 to 341,293
35 to 391,358
40 to 441,315
45 to 491,264
50 to 541,082
55 to 591,007
60 to 64803
65 to 69616
70 to 74545
75 to 79378
80 and over330
Total26,222

Historical population

The population of Palanas grew from 21,001 in 1960 to 26,222 in 2015, an increase of 5,221 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.53%, or an increase of 721 people, from the previous population of 25,501 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,001
25,8482.05%
26,9160.82%
25,369-1.18%
21,763-1.52%
23,5801.51%
24,6660.97%
24,8300.09%
25,5010.98%
26,2220.53%

Location

The municipal center of Palanas is situated at approximately 12° 9' North, 123° 55' East, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.5 meters or 31.2 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 Palanas are Masbate City, Calbayog, Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Catbalogan, and Bogo. The nearest municipalities are Dimasalang, Uson, Cataingan, San Vicente, Tagapul-an, and Cawayan. Its distance from the national capital is 417.95 kilometers (259.71 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 417.95 kilometers (259.71 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 26,222, ranked 1,011 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 66.06 square kilometers, ranked 627 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 153 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,107 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.53%, ranked 182 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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