Barira, Province of Maguindanao

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceMaguindanao
Barangay count14
Postal code9614
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)392.61 km2 (151.59 sq mi)
Population (2015)30,004
Density (2015)76 / km2 (198 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 28' North, 124° 21' East (7.4708, 124.3563)
Estimated elevation above sea level235.2 meters (771.5 feet)

Barira is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Maguindanao.

The municipality has a land area of 392.61 square kilometers or 151.59 square miles which constitutes 4.04% of Maguindanao's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 30,004. This represented 2.56% of the total population of Maguindanao province, or 0.79% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 76 inhabitants per square kilometer or 198 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Barira has 14 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)
Barira18.96%5,6883,03087.72%12.74%
Bualan4.35%1,3061,911-31.66%-6.99%
Gadung3.44%1,0311,597-35.44%-7.99%
Korosoyan6.47%1,9421,16766.41%10.18%
Lamin6.87%2,0621,20271.55%10.82%
Liong7.51%2,2521,19887.98%12.77%
Lipa6.16%1,84798387.89%12.76%
Lipawan7.90%2,3701,49358.74%9.20%
Marang4.76%1,42993752.51%8.37%
Minabay6.18%1,855741150.34%19.09%
Nabalawag9.45%2,8361,080162.59%20.18%
Panggao3.97%1,1901,1691.80%0.34%
Rominimbang5.87%1,7621,6944.01%0.75%
Togaig8.11%2,4341,48464.02%9.88%
Barira Total30,00419,68652.41%8.35%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Barira for the fiscal year of 2016 was 79,600,855.48.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200951,364,715.13
201054,398,431.825.91%
201158,490,117.847.52%
201257,978,999.08-0.87%
201356,765,617.74-2.09%
201463,995,518.2412.74%
201572,443,092.7713.20%
201679,600,855.489.88%

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 Barira is 5 to 9, with 4,703 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 11 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1868
1 to 43,874
5 to 94,703
10 to 144,587
15 to 193,074
20 to 242,127
25 to 292,241
30 to 342,103
35 to 392,129
40 to 441,616
45 to 491,277
50 to 54691
55 to 59340
60 to 64207
65 to 69108
70 to 7426
75 to 7911
80 and over22
Total30,004

Historical population

The population of Barira grew from 7,724 in 1980 to 30,004 in 2015, an increase of 22,280 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 8.35%, or an increase of 10,318 people, from the previous population of 19,686 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,724
16,8588.12%
17,8251.05%
18,2960.56%
27,6075.84%
19,686-11.58%
30,0048.35%

Location

The municipal center of Barira is situated at approximately 7° 28' North, 124° 21' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 235.2 meters or 771.5 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 Barira are Cotabato City, Marawi, Iligan, Tangub, Tacurong, and Ozamiz. The nearest municipalities are Buldon, Matanog, Parang, Sultan Mastura, Sultan Kudarat, and Pigcawayan. Its distance from the national capital is 869.60 kilometers (540.34 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 869.60 kilometers (540.34 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 30,004, ranked 898 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 151.59 square kilometers, ranked 215 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 76 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,382 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 8.35%, ranked 914 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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