Languyan, Province of Tawi-Tawi

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceTawi-Tawi
Barangay count20
Postal code7509
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Tawitawi
Area (2007)581.20 km2 (224.40 sq mi)
Population (2015)33,494
Density (2015)58 / km2 (149 / sq mi)
Coordinates5° 16' North, 120° 5' East (5.2672, 120.0775)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.4 meters (17.6 feet)

Languyan is a coastal municipality in the island province of Tawi-Tawi.

The municipality has a land area of 581.20 square kilometers or 224.40 square miles which constitutes 16.03% of Tawi-Tawi's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 33,494. This represented 8.57% of the total population of Tawi-Tawi province, or 0.89% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 58 inhabitants per square kilometer or 149 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Languyan has 20 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)
Adnin3.51%1,1741,515-22.51%-4.74%
Bakaw‑bakaw3.41%1,1421,509-24.32%-5.17%
Bakong4.95%1,6572,104-21.25%-4.45%
Bas‑bas Proper3.39%1,1351,438-21.07%-4.41%
BasLikud4.50%1,5072,000-24.65%-5.25%
Basnunuk5.18%1,7342,239-22.55%-4.75%
Darussalam12.56%4,2065,189-18.94%-3.92%
Jakarta4.37%1,4651,837-20.25%-4.22%
Kalupag3.42%1,1461,522-24.70%-5.26%
Kiniktal4.62%1,5471,963-21.19%-4.43%
Languyan Proper10.27%3,4414,476-23.12%-4.88%
Marang‑marang4.42%1,4801,867-20.73%-4.33%
Maraning4.82%1,6161,962-17.64%-3.63%
Parang Pantay6.22%2,0852,697-22.69%-4.78%
Sikullis3.11%1,0431,291-19.21%-3.98%
Simalak4.25%1,4241,861-23.48%-4.97%
Tubig Dakula3.14%1,0521,420-25.92%-5.55%
Tuhog‑tuhog5.42%1,8162,177-16.58%-3.39%
Tumahubong3.31%1,1101,449-23.40%-4.95%
Tumbagaan5.12%1,7142,174-21.16%-4.43%
Languyan Total33,49442,690-21.54%-4.51%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Languyan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 291,147,479.09.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009139,645.23
2010102,852,945.4573,553.03%
2011
2012111,438,251.64
2013119,556,795.357.29%
2014144,044,059.0220.48%
2015240,304,011.3766.83%
2016291,147,479.0921.16%

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 Languyan is 5 to 9, with 4,611 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 51 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1878
1 to 44,374
5 to 94,611
10 to 144,064
15 to 193,233
20 to 242,776
25 to 292,969
30 to 342,501
35 to 392,549
40 to 441,828
45 to 491,350
50 to 54924
55 to 59545
60 to 64389
65 to 69255
70 to 74136
75 to 7951
80 and over61
Total33,494

Historical population

The population of Languyan grew from 16,269 in 1980 to 33,494 in 2015, an increase of 17,225 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 4.51%, or a decrease of 9,196 people, from the previous population of 42,690 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,269
31,9846.99%
32,7380.44%
42,0405.51%
51,3772.80%
42,690-6.52%
33,494-4.51%

Location

The municipal center of Languyan is situated at approximately 5° 16' North, 120° 5' East, in the island of Tawi Tawi. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.4 meters or 17.6 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 Languyan are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Cotabato City, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Sapa-Sapa, Panglima Sugala, Tandubas, Bongao, South Ubian, and Simunul. Its distance from the national capital is 1,035.98 kilometers (643.73 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,035.98 kilometers (643.73 miles) to the North (N5°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 33,494, ranked 765 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 224.40 square kilometers, ranked 96 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 58 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,416 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -4.51%, ranked 1,350 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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