Bongao, Province of Tawi-Tawi

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceTawi-Tawi
Barangay count35
Postal code7500
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Celebes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Tawitawi
Area (2007)365.95 km2 (141.29 sq mi)
Population (2015)100,527
Density (2015)275 / km2 (711 / sq mi)
Coordinates5° 2' North, 119° 46' East (5.0299, 119.7716)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.3 meters (20.7 feet)

Bongao is a coastal municipality in the island province of Tawi-Tawi. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 365.95 square kilometers or 141.29 square miles which constitutes 10.09% of Tawi-Tawi's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 100,527. This represented 25.73% of the total population of Tawi-Tawi province, or 2.66% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 275 inhabitants per square kilometer or 711 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bongao has 35 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)
Bongao Poblacion12.44%12,50311,15812.05%2.19%
Ipil1.16%1,1651,1005.91%1.10%
Kamagong0.98%9859315.80%1.08%
Karungdong1.81%1,8191,7205.76%1.07%
Lagasan1.44%1,4441,27713.08%2.37%
Lakit Lakit1.12%1,1211,1021.72%0.33%
Lamion7.05%7,0906,40910.63%1.94%
Lapid Lapid1.80%1,8101,7095.91%1.10%
Lato Lato0.83%83357445.12%7.35%
Luuk Pandan2.64%2,6522,37611.62%2.11%
Luuk Tulay1.08%1,0881,0563.03%0.57%
Malassa1.11%1,1181,0456.99%1.29%
Mandulan1.98%1,9911,8706.47%1.20%
Masantong0.93%93884710.74%1.96%
Montay Montay1.40%1,4101,26811.20%2.04%
Nalil4.61%4,6373,15447.02%7.61%
Pababag1.63%1,6391,5058.90%1.64%
Pag‑asa6.80%6,8355,64821.02%3.70%
Pagasinan1.65%1,6621,20737.70%6.28%
Pagatpat0.95%95874927.90%4.80%
Pahut1.64%1,6491,14544.02%7.19%
Pakias1.44%1,4501,29911.62%2.12%
Paniongan0.90%90669230.92%5.26%
Pasiagan3.29%3,3101,639101.95%14.32%
Sanga‑sanga3.74%3,7552,96126.82%4.63%
Silubog1.51%1,5141,3938.69%1.60%
Simandagit8.54%8,5842,008327.49%31.86%
Sumangat1.11%1,1201,0506.67%1.24%
Tarawakan2.62%2,6302,31913.41%2.43%
Tongsinah1.01%1,0159823.36%0.63%
Tubig Basag1.41%1,4181,23115.19%2.73%
Tubig Tanah5.71%5,7425,09012.81%2.32%
Tubig‑Boh7.40%7,4404,98849.16%7.91%
Tubig‑Mampallam5.27%5,2955,0744.36%0.82%
Ungus‑ungus1.00%1,00178627.35%4.71%
Bongao Total100,52779,36226.67%4.60%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bongao for the fiscal year of 2016 was 155,891,147.65.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200999,044,862.70
2010105,887,384.956.91%
2011114,338,143.967.98%
2012112,003,473.37-2.04%
2013107,206,114.10-4.28%
2014123,044,447.6114.77%
2015142,099,693.3815.49%
2016155,891,147.659.71%

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 Bongao is 10 to 14, with 14,337 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 240 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,429
1 to 410,918
5 to 913,372
10 to 1414,337
15 to 1911,766
20 to 248,891
25 to 297,917
30 to 346,200
35 to 395,837
40 to 445,301
45 to 494,333
50 to 543,377
55 to 592,259
60 to 641,596
65 to 69965
70 to 74548
75 to 79240
80 and over241
Total100,527

Historical population

The population of Bongao grew from 10,822 in 1960 to 100,527 in 2015, an increase of 89,705 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 4.60%, or an increase of 21,165 people, from the previous population of 79,362 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,822
20,9836.69%
20,560-0.41%
27,8846.28%
37,9323.13%
46,6723.96%
58,1744.84%
95,0557.01%
79,362-6.36%
100,5274.60%

Location

The municipal center of Bongao is situated at approximately 5° 2' North, 119° 46' East, in the island of Bongao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.3 meters or 20.7 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 Bongao are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Simunul, Panglima Sugala, Sibutu, Languyan, Sapa-Sapa, and Sitangkai. Its distance from the national capital is 1,065.75 kilometers (662.23 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,065.75 kilometers (662.23 miles) to the North (N7°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 100,527, ranked 147 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 141.29 square kilometers, ranked 225 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 275 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 698 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 4.60%, ranked 156 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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