Balabagan, Province of Lanao del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceLanao del Sur
Barangay count27
Postal code9302
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesIllana Bay [Celebes Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)230.00 km2 (88.80 sq mi)
Population (2015)26,819
Density (2015)117 / km2 (302 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 30' North, 124° 8' East (7.5080, 124.1280)
Estimated elevation above sea level17.5 meters (57.4 feet)

Balabagan is a coastal municipality in the province of Lanao del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 230.00 square kilometers or 88.80 square miles which constitutes 1.70% of Lanao del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 26,819. This represented 2.57% of the total population of Lanao del Sur province, or 0.71% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 117 inhabitants per square kilometer or 302 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balabagan has 27 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)
Bagoaingud3.97%1,06696410.58%1.93%
Banago8.21%2,2031,59638.03%6.33%
Barorao6.94%1,8621,8043.22%0.60%
Batuan4.34%1,16380843.94%7.18%
Budas2.98%79861529.76%5.08%
Buenavista2.32%62255312.48%2.26%
Buisan1.32%354588-39.80%-9.21%
Calilangan3.09%82968820.49%3.61%
Igabay4.54%1,21889835.63%5.98%
Ilian2.57%6896535.51%1.03%
Lalabuan4.32%1,1591,0767.71%1.42%
Lorenzo5.25%1,4081,3315.79%1.08%
Lower Itil3.40%911978-6.85%-1.34%
Lumbac3.69%9899711.85%0.35%
Macao2.70%725740-2.03%-0.39%
Magulalung Occidental3.43%9191,042-11.80%-2.36%
Magulalung Oriental3.14%84265728.16%4.84%
Matampay3.31%88779811.15%2.03%
Matanog2.89%775792-2.15%-0.41%
Molimoc2.81%754918-17.86%-3.68%
Narra2.90%77862424.68%4.29%
Pindolonan3.73%1,00082920.63%3.64%
Plasan2.71%72758125.13%4.36%
Poblacion5.54%1,4851,859-20.12%-4.19%
Purakan3.93%1,0541,449-27.26%-5.88%
Tataya2.39%640643-0.47%-0.09%
Upper Itil3.59%96268440.64%6.71%
Balabagan Total26,81925,1396.68%1.24%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Balabagan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 85,073,610.01.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200954,598,648.61
201057,749,316.005.77%
201162,897,979.008.92%
201260,863,652.61-3.23%
201359,371,095.88-2.45%
201467,257,433.6013.28%
201576,931,193.6714.38%
201685,073,610.0110.58%

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 Balabagan is 5 to 9, with 3,443 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 69 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1503
1 to 42,467
5 to 93,443
10 to 143,268
15 to 193,021
20 to 242,696
25 to 292,327
30 to 341,812
35 to 391,758
40 to 441,616
45 to 491,268
50 to 54967
55 to 59609
60 to 64449
65 to 69286
70 to 74184
75 to 7969
80 and over76
Total26,819

Historical population

The population of Balabagan grew from 24,494 in 1970 to 26,819 in 2015, an increase of 2,325 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.24%, or an increase of 1,680 people, from the previous population of 25,139 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
24,494
22,633-1.57%
12,979-10.52%
18,1463.41%
21,5573.28%
24,5582.83%
33,4214.34%
25,139-9.85%
26,8191.24%

Location

The municipal center of Balabagan is situated at approximately 7° 30' North, 124° 8' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 17.5 meters or 57.4 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 Balabagan are Cotabato City, Marawi, Tangub, Ozamiz, Iligan, and Pagadian. The nearest municipalities are Malabang, Matanog, Tubaran, Marogong, Parang, and Barira. Its distance from the national capital is 855.55 kilometers (531.61 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 855.55 kilometers (531.61 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N23°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 26,819, ranked 999 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 88.80 square kilometers, ranked 462 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 117 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,246 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.24%, ranked 194 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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