Pualas, Province of Lanao del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceLanao del Sur
Barangay count23
Postal code9313
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)182.89 km2 (70.61 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,866
Density (2015)70 / km2 (182 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 49' North, 124° 5' East (7.8199, 124.0796)
Estimated elevation above sea level804.9 meters (2,640.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 182.89 square kilometers or 70.61 square miles which constitutes 1.36% of Lanao del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,866. This represented 1.23% of the total population of Lanao del Sur province, or 0.34% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 70 inhabitants per square kilometer or 182 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pualas has 23 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)
Badak2.32%29925119.12%3.39%
Bantayan4.62%59551016.67%2.98%
Basagad4.11%5295172.32%0.44%
Bolinsong4.52%58149617.14%3.06%
Boring3.42%44037716.71%2.99%
Bualan3.21%41335217.33%3.09%
Danugan6.23%80269116.06%2.88%
Dapao7.81%1,00587015.52%2.78%
Diamla4.27%55047416.03%2.87%
Gadongan4.66%59951715.86%2.84%
Ingud7.14%91881312.92%2.34%
Linuk4.70%6055598.23%1.52%
Lumbac3.23%41535516.90%3.02%
Maligo3.56%45839117.14%3.06%
Masao2.80%36030617.65%3.14%
Notong3.93%50642818.22%3.24%
Porug4.07%52444019.09%3.38%
Romagondong2.99%38532319.20%3.40%
Tambo6.48%83471816.16%2.89%
Tamlang3.17%40834617.92%3.19%
Tomarompong2.84%36631018.06%3.21%
Tuka3.82%49241618.27%3.25%
Yaran6.08%78270311.24%2.05%
Pualas Total12,86611,16315.26%2.74%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pualas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 68,188,365.01.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200944,193,081.08
201046,415,627.085.03%
201150,262,692.348.29%
201248,656,253.00-3.20%
201345,593,830.85-6.29%
201454,054,142.0018.56%
201561,829,955.9914.39%
201668,188,365.0110.28%

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 Pualas is 5 to 9, with 1,928 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 36 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1383
1 to 41,732
5 to 91,928
10 to 141,715
15 to 191,293
20 to 241,081
25 to 29905
30 to 34816
35 to 39760
40 to 44717
45 to 49589
50 to 54356
55 to 59207
60 to 64133
65 to 69112
70 to 7465
75 to 7938
80 and over36
Total12,866

Historical population

The population of Pualas grew from 8,242 in 1960 to 12,866 in 2015, an increase of 4,624 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.74%, or an increase of 1,703 people, from the previous population of 11,163 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,242
7,705-0.66%
11,7768.88%
6,284-11.80%
7,1771.34%
8,2592.67%
7,887-0.98%
17,96212.02%
11,163-15.90%
12,8662.74%

Location

The municipal center of Pualas is situated at approximately 7° 49' North, 124° 5' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 804.9 meters or 2,640.0 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 Pualas are Marawi, Ozamiz, Tangub, Iligan, Cotabato City, and Pagadian. The nearest municipalities are Ganassi, Madalum, Madamba, Bacolod-Kalawi, Calanogas, and Pagayawan. Its distance from the national capital is 821.82 kilometers (510.65 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 821.82 kilometers (510.65 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,866, ranked 1,432 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 70.61 square kilometers, ranked 593 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 70 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,414 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.74%, ranked 110 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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