Parang, Province of Sulu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceSulu
Barangay count40
Postal code7408
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Jolo
Area (2007)258.00 km2 (99.61 sq mi)
Population (2015)62,172
Density (2015)241 / km2 (624 / sq mi)
Coordinates5° 55' North, 120° 54' East (5.9129, 120.9052)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.1 meters (13.4 feet)

Parang is a coastal municipality in the island province of Sulu.

The municipality has a land area of 258.00 square kilometers or 99.61 square miles which constitutes 7.51% of Sulu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 62,172. This represented 7.54% of the total population of Sulu province, or 1.64% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 241 inhabitants per square kilometer or 624 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Parang 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)
Alu Layag‑Layag5.87%3,6523,4575.64%1.05%
Alu Pangkoh3.84%2,3862,2386.61%1.23%
Bagsak3.04%1,8911,61816.87%3.01%
Bawisan4.54%2,8212,7323.26%0.61%
Biid1.68%1,0441,0430.10%0.02%
Bukid1.42%8848385.49%1.02%
Buli Bawang1.64%1,02165555.88%8.82%
Buton2.15%1,3391,12818.71%3.32%
Buton Mahablo1.72%1,0671,0273.89%0.73%
Danapa1.78%1,10493617.95%3.19%
Duyan Kabao1.52%9469450.11%0.02%
Gimba Lagasan2.44%1,5161,23822.46%3.93%
Kaha3.74%2,3282,2702.56%0.48%
Kahoy Sinah2.54%1,5801,4479.19%1.69%
Kanaway4.64%2,8852,8840.03%0.01%
Kutah Sairap2.37%1,4751,4233.65%0.69%
Lagasan Higad2.27%1,4101,3405.22%0.97%
Lanao Dakula2.15%1,3371,2546.62%1.23%
Laum Buwahan2.08%1,2931,2305.12%0.96%
Laum Suwah2.07%1,2891,2185.83%1.08%
Liang2.25%1,3961,3106.56%1.22%
Linuho1.58%98073932.61%5.52%
Lipunos2.82%1,7541,6983.30%0.62%
Lower Sampunay2.01%1,2471,2222.05%0.39%
Lumbaan Mahaba2.42%1,5021,4503.59%0.67%
Lungan Gitong2.12%1,3211,2485.85%1.09%
Lupa Abu3.00%1,8631,8092.99%0.56%
Nonokan3.25%2,0221,8618.65%1.59%
Paugan1.16%72463214.56%2.62%
Payuhan2.71%1,6841,6690.90%0.17%
Piyahan2.50%1,5551,4765.35%1.00%
Poblacion3.59%2,2351,95814.15%2.55%
Saldang1.88%1,1661,0976.29%1.17%
Sampunay1.90%1,1791,1353.88%0.73%
Silangkan2.74%1,7031,5986.57%1.22%
Taingting2.17%1,3521,2716.37%1.18%
Tikong1.86%1,1541,0836.56%1.22%
Tukay2.11%1,3111,2306.59%1.22%
Tumangas2.22%1,3821,3045.98%1.11%
Wanni Piyanjihan2.21%1,3741,3174.33%0.81%
Parang Total62,17258,0287.14%1.32%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Parang for the fiscal year of 2016 was 119,453,164.01.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200954,768,887.00
201077,642,907.1541.76%
201184,139,034.688.37%
201282,111,908.17-2.41%
201383,544,714.741.74%
201495,617,486.1014.45%
2015108,972,002.4513.97%
2016119,453,164.019.62%

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 Parang is 5 to 9, with 9,660 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 107 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,250
1 to 47,221
5 to 99,660
10 to 149,297
15 to 196,764
20 to 244,611
25 to 294,261
30 to 344,035
35 to 394,470
40 to 443,718
45 to 492,817
50 to 541,532
55 to 591,013
60 to 64585
65 to 69378
70 to 74255
75 to 79198
80 and over107
Total62,172

Historical population

The population of Parang grew from 24,768 in 1960 to 62,172 in 2015, an increase of 37,404 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.32%, or an increase of 4,144 people, from the previous population of 58,028 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
24,768
21,115-1.55%
12,360-10.19%
22,30412.53%
43,2736.85%
48,1242.01%
54,9942.90%
65,0192.34%
58,028-4.06%
62,1721.32%

Location

The municipal center of Parang is situated at approximately 5° 55' North, 120° 54' East, in the island of Jolo. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.1 meters or 13.4 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 Parang are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Tangub, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Indanan, Maimbung, Jolo, Hadji Panglima Tahil, Tapul, and Talipao. Its distance from the national capital is 959.89 kilometers (596.45 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Indanan, Sulu, 9.86 kilometers (6.13 miles) to the Northeast (N47°E)
  • Maimbung, Sulu, 13.62 kilometers (8.46 miles) to the East (N82°E)
  • Jolo, Sulu, 18.78 kilometers (11.67 miles) to the Northeast (N34°E)
  • Hadji Panglima Tahil, Sulu, 22.85 kilometers (14.20 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N17°E)
  • Tapul, Sulu, 23.14 kilometers (14.38 miles) to the South (S7°W)
  • Talipao, Sulu, 23.49 kilometers (14.60 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N73°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 959.89 kilometers (596.45 miles) to the North (N0°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 62,172, ranked 337 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 99.61 square kilometers, ranked 366 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 241 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 797 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.32%, ranked 970 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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