Taraka, Province of Lanao del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceLanao del Sur
Barangay count43
Postal code9712
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)435.40 km2 (168.11 sq mi)
Population (2015)23,644
Density (2015)54 / km2 (141 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 54' North, 124° 20' East (7.8990, 124.3344)
Estimated elevation above sea level706.2 meters (2,316.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 435.40 square kilometers or 168.11 square miles which constitutes 3.23% of Lanao del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 23,644. This represented 2.26% of the total population of Lanao del Sur province, or 0.63% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 54 inhabitants per square kilometer or 141 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Taraka has 43 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)
Bandera Buisan1.45%34328420.77%3.66%
Boriongan1.72%40733720.77%3.66%
Borowa2.02%47741315.50%2.78%
Buadi Amao1.82%43037614.36%2.59%
Buadi Amunta1.13%26622518.22%3.24%
Buadi Amunud1.67%39433716.91%3.02%
Buadi Arorao1.55%36631316.93%3.02%
Buadi Atopa1.32%31227015.56%2.79%
Buadi Dayomangga2.64%62456610.25%1.87%
Buadi Dingun2.47%58352710.63%1.94%
Buadi Ongcalo6.38%1,5081,4226.05%1.12%
Bucalan1.91%45138218.06%3.21%
Cadayonan Bagumbayan7.34%1,7361,6525.08%0.95%
Caramat1.89%44837220.43%3.60%
Carandangan Calopaan2.63%62253416.48%2.95%
Datu Ma‑as1.62%38432020.00%3.53%
Dilabayan2.54%60051815.83%2.84%
Dimayon3.00%7106627.25%1.34%
Gapao Balindong1.73%40935315.86%2.84%
Ilian2.11%49843215.28%2.74%
Lumasa1.62%38332318.58%3.30%
Lumasa Proper1.60%37832615.95%2.86%
Lumbac Bagoaingud1.70%40134914.90%2.68%
Lumbac Bubong Maindang1.74%41134818.10%3.22%
Lumbac Pitakus2.08%49142814.72%2.65%
Malungun1.93%45738917.48%3.11%
Mangayao2.34%55349112.63%2.29%
Maruhom2.22%52645216.37%2.93%
Masolun2.49%58950915.72%2.82%
Moriatao Loksa Datu5.05%1,1931,1840.76%0.14%
Pagalamatan3.08%72962716.27%2.91%
Pindolonan2.18%51544017.05%3.04%
Pitakus2.60%61454612.45%2.26%
Ririk1.76%41634819.54%3.46%
Salipongan2.25%53245417.18%3.06%
Sambolawan2.66%62955812.72%2.31%
Samporna Salamatollah1.77%41835717.09%3.05%
Sigayan Proper1.85%43836619.67%3.48%
Somiorang Bandingun1.70%40134416.57%2.96%
Sunding2.31%54548312.84%2.33%
Sunggod2.30%54346018.04%3.21%
Supangan2.61%61755311.57%2.11%
Tupa‑an Buadiatupa1.26%29725118.33%3.26%
Taraka Total23,64420,88113.23%2.39%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Taraka for the fiscal year of 2016 was 88,193,907.33.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200955,226,866.69
201058,655,883.476.21%
201163,524,860.518.30%
201261,567,818.17-3.08%
201361,329,112.17-0.39%
201469,552,099.8513.41%
201579,550,548.6014.38%
201688,193,907.3310.87%

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 Taraka is 5 to 9, with 3,685 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 28 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1556
1 to 42,964
5 to 93,685
10 to 143,184
15 to 192,712
20 to 242,215
25 to 291,761
30 to 341,393
35 to 391,449
40 to 441,230
45 to 491,056
50 to 54639
55 to 59338
60 to 64195
65 to 69121
70 to 7480
75 to 7938
80 and over28
Total23,644

Historical population

The population of Taraka grew from 15,381 in 1960 to 23,644 in 2015, an increase of 8,263 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.39%, or an increase of 2,763 people, from the previous population of 20,881 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,381
10,644-3.54%
13,7885.33%
13,567-0.32%
14,7650.85%
16,5052.11%
18,8322.87%
28,1965.72%
20,881-10.36%
23,6442.39%

Location

The municipal center of Taraka is situated at approximately 7° 54' North, 124° 20' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 706.2 meters or 2,316.3 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 Taraka are Marawi, Iligan, Ozamiz, Tangub, Cagayan de Oro, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Tamparan, Mulondo, Poona Bayabao, Lumba-Bayabao, Maguing, and Buadiposo-Buntong. Its distance from the national capital is 825.78 kilometers (513.12 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 825.78 kilometers (513.12 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 23,644, ranked 1,113 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 168.11 square kilometers, ranked 182 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 54 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,465 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.39%, ranked 117 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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