Mapun, Province of Tawi-Tawi

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceTawi-Tawi
Barangay count15
Postal code7508
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Cagayan de Sulu
Area (2007)181.29 km2 (70.00 sq mi)
Population (2015)26,597
Density (2015)147 / km2 (380 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 59' North, 118° 31' East (6.9765, 118.5136)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.7 meters (22.0 feet)

Mapun, formerly known as Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi, is a coastal municipality in the island province of Tawi-Tawi.

The municipality has a land area of 181.29 square kilometers or 70.00 square miles which constitutes 5.00% of Tawi-Tawi's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 26,597. This represented 6.81% of the total population of Tawi-Tawi province, or 0.70% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 147 inhabitants per square kilometer or 380 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Mapun has 15 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)
Boki7.59%2,0182,099-3.86%-0.75%
Duhul Batu5.39%1,4341,469-2.38%-0.46%
Erok‑erok7.95%2,114817158.75%19.84%
Guppah7.29%1,9382,018-3.96%-0.77%
Kompang3.85%1,0231,050-2.57%-0.49%
Liyubud11.82%3,1432,9496.58%1.22%
Lubbak Parang3.39%901911-1.10%-0.21%
Lupa Pula11.00%2,9261,336119.01%16.10%
Mahalo8.35%2,2202,310-3.90%-0.75%
Pawan4.84%1,2871,338-3.81%-0.74%
Sapa6.24%1,6591,687-1.66%-0.32%
Sikub5.21%1,3871,523-8.93%-1.77%
Tabulian3.96%1,0531,137-7.39%-1.45%
Tanduan4.38%1,1651,220-4.51%-0.87%
Umus Mataha8.76%2,3292,3041.09%0.21%
Mapun Total26,59724,16810.05%1.84%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Mapun for the fiscal year of 2016 was 78,110,586.46.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200948,332,684.98
201043,943,195.40-9.08%
201155,717,144.8026.79%
201254,427,650.11-2.31%
201354,424,426.90-0.01%
201462,075,957.3614.06%
201571,017,298.0214.40%
201678,110,586.469.99%

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 Mapun is 10 to 14, with 3,604 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 132 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1475
1 to 42,367
5 to 93,502
10 to 143,604
15 to 192,859
20 to 242,178
25 to 292,042
30 to 341,969
35 to 391,749
40 to 441,510
45 to 491,236
50 to 54971
55 to 59747
60 to 64503
65 to 69362
70 to 74233
75 to 79132
80 and over158
Total26,597

Historical population

The population of Mapun grew from 10,789 in 1960 to 26,597 in 2015, an increase of 15,808 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.84%, or an increase of 2,429 people, from the previous population of 24,168 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,789
12,5771.51%
15,8924.81%
19,6074.29%
19,372-0.12%
20,7161.26%
22,0111.31%
29,8014.27%
24,168-7.34%
26,5971.84%

Location

The municipal center of Mapun is situated at approximately 6° 59' North, 118° 31' East, in the island of Cagayan de Sulu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.7 meters or 22.0 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 Mapun are Puerto Princesa, Isabela City, Zamboanga City, Lamitan, Sipalay, and Bayawan. The nearest municipalities are Turtle Islands, Balabac, Bataraza, Brooke's Point, Sofronio Española, and Pangutaran. Its distance from the national capital is 884.30 kilometers (549.48 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 884.30 kilometers (549.48 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N17°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 26,597, ranked 970 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 70.00 square kilometers, ranked 569 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 147 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,099 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.84%, ranked 1,461 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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