Matnog, Province of Sorsogon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceSorsogon
Barangay count40
Postal code4708
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSan Bernardino Strait, Samar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)162.40 km2 (62.70 sq mi)
Population (2015)41,101
Density (2015)253 / km2 (656 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 35' North, 124° 5' East (12.5861, 124.0856)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.5 meters (14.8 feet)

Matnog is a coastal municipality in the province of Sorsogon.

The municipality has a land area of 162.40 square kilometers or 62.70 square miles which constitutes 7.66% of Sorsogon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 41,101. This represented 5.18% of the total population of Sorsogon province, or 0.71% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 253 inhabitants per square kilometer or 656 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Matnog has 40 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)
Balocawe2.52%1,0359558.38%1.54%
Banogao1.23%5064913.05%0.57%
Banuangdaan1.44%5905379.87%1.81%
Bariis3.02%1,2421,09613.32%2.41%
Bolo3.16%1,2981,2484.01%0.75%
Bon‑Ot Big3.82%1,5691,42510.11%1.85%
Bon‑Ot Small1.03%4224122.43%0.46%
Cabagahan1.23%50641322.52%3.94%
Calayuan1.59%65254818.98%3.36%
Calintaan3.21%1,3191,2118.92%1.64%
Caloocan3.03%1,2461,281-2.73%-0.53%
Calpi0.32%133207-35.75%-8.08%
Camachiles3.99%1,6391,5505.74%1.07%
Camcaman2.82%1,1571,0886.34%1.18%
Coron‑coron3.76%1,5451,4506.55%1.22%
Culasi5.18%2,1301,75621.30%3.74%
Gadgaron5.32%2,1881,93413.13%2.38%
Genablan Occidental1.53%6305798.81%1.62%
Genablan Oriental3.02%1,24088340.43%6.68%
Hidhid2.93%1,2051,1514.69%0.88%
Laboy2.05%8438400.36%0.07%
Lajong1.50%6175767.12%1.32%
Mambajog1.83%75162719.78%3.50%
Manjunlad2.64%1,08698410.37%1.90%
Manurabi1.84%756770-1.82%-0.35%
Naburacan1.04%42938611.14%2.03%
Paghuliran1.30%533563-5.33%-1.04%
Pangi1.62%6676148.63%1.59%
Pawa3.36%1,3831,2808.05%1.48%
Poropandan2.17%89176216.93%3.02%
Santa Isabel2.10%8648146.14%1.14%
Sinalmacan1.11%455473-3.81%-0.74%
Sinang‑Atan1.03%42436017.78%3.16%
Sinibaran2.70%1,11190622.63%3.96%
Sisigon3.76%1,5451,25323.30%4.07%
Sua3.80%1,5601,4517.51%1.39%
Sulangan1.86%7647442.69%0.51%
Tablac3.68%1,5121,4971.00%0.19%
Tabunan4.35%1,7881,7034.99%0.93%
Tugas2.12%8708235.71%1.06%
Matnog Total41,10137,6419.19%1.69%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Matnog for the fiscal year of 2016 was 111,439,866.35.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200954,859,263.75
201060,887,098.0210.99%
201167,016,512.3710.07%
201267,388,980.160.56%
201378,391,463.1516.33%
201488,998,605.6913.53%
201598,329,584.5510.48%
2016111,439,866.3513.33%

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 Matnog is 10 to 14, with 5,177 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 361 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1920
1 to 44,088
5 to 94,793
10 to 145,177
15 to 194,704
20 to 243,752
25 to 292,824
30 to 342,410
35 to 392,266
40 to 442,094
45 to 491,972
50 to 541,581
55 to 591,279
60 to 641,037
65 to 69832
70 to 74600
75 to 79411
80 and over361
Total41,101

Historical population

The population of Matnog grew from 15,570 in 1960 to 41,101 in 2015, an increase of 25,531 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.69%, or an increase of 3,460 people, from the previous population of 37,641 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,570
20,3302.64%
20,6800.34%
24,1933.19%
25,9570.71%
29,3092.30%
32,7122.38%
34,5170.74%
37,6413.20%
41,1011.69%

Location

The municipal center of Matnog is situated at approximately 12° 35' North, 124° 5' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.5 meters or 14.8 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 Matnog are Sorsogon City, Masbate City, Legazpi, Calbayog, Tabaco, and Ligao. The nearest municipalities are Santa Magdalena, Irosin, Bulusan, Capul, Allen, and Bulan. Its distance from the national capital is 402.66 kilometers (250.20 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 43.43 kilometers (26.99 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N12°W)
  • Masbate City, Masbate, 55.98 kilometers (34.78 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S64°W)
  • Legazpi, Albay, 72.06 kilometers (44.78 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 79.78 kilometers (49.57 miles) to the Southeast (S44°E)
  • Tabaco, Albay, 93.84 kilometers (58.31 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)
  • Ligao, Albay, 93.76 kilometers (58.26 miles) to the Northwest (N39°W)

Distance from Manila: 402.66 kilometers (250.20 miles) to the Northwest (N56°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 41,101, ranked 596 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 62.70 square kilometers, ranked 649 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 253 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 769 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.69%, ranked 764 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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