Sapa-Sapa, Province of Tawi-Tawi

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceTawi-Tawi
Barangay count23
Postal code7503
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Tawitawi
Area (2007)235.61 km2 (90.97 sq mi)
Population (2015)30,917
Density (2015)131 / km2 (340 / sq mi)
Coordinates5° 5' North, 120° 16' East (5.0896, 120.2721)
Estimated elevation above sea level2.9 meters (9.6 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 235.61 square kilometers or 90.97 square miles which constitutes 6.50% of Tawi-Tawi's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 30,917. This represented 7.91% of the total population of Tawi-Tawi province, or 0.82% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 131 inhabitants per square kilometer or 340 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sapa-Sapa has 23 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)
Baldatal Islam4.66%1,4411,3655.57%1.04%
Butun3.13%9679333.64%0.68%
Dalo‑dalo4.53%1,4001,419-1.34%-0.26%
Kohec1.16%3593570.56%0.11%
Lakit‑lakit4.85%1,5001,4900.67%0.13%
Latuan3.50%1,08287923.09%4.04%
Look Natuh2.07%640652-1.84%-0.35%
Lookan Banaran6.69%2,0681,85611.42%2.08%
Lookan Latuan4.09%1,2631,2114.29%0.80%
Malanta5.26%1,6261,38317.57%3.13%
Mantabuan Tabunan5.62%1,7371,5809.94%1.82%
Nunuk Likud Sikubong2.74%8478005.88%1.09%
Palate Gadjaminah3.42%1,0561,0144.14%0.78%
Pamasan2.41%7447025.98%1.11%
Sapaat2.52%7787631.97%0.37%
Sapa‑sapa4.74%1,4651,865-21.45%-4.49%
Sukah‑sukah3.05%9448718.38%1.54%
Tabunan Likud Sikubong2.13%6606442.48%0.47%
Tangngah4.02%1,2441,1488.36%1.54%
Tapian Bohe North3.22%99587313.97%2.52%
Tapian Bohe South3.11%96073231.15%5.30%
Tonggusong Banaran18.35%5,6745,3585.90%1.10%
Tup‑tup Banaran4.74%1,46788665.58%10.08%
Sapa-Sapa Total30,91728,7817.42%1.37%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sapa-Sapa for the fiscal year of 2016 was 90,914,662.86.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200957,383,069.00
201060,997,050.626.30%
201166,131,951.008.42%
201264,824,459.47-1.98%
201363,064,186.53-2.72%
201472,134,122.4714.38%
201582,775,238.8914.75%
201690,914,662.869.83%

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 Sapa-Sapa is 5 to 9, with 4,346 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 75 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1760
1 to 43,460
5 to 94,346
10 to 143,836
15 to 193,475
20 to 242,901
25 to 292,506
30 to 342,103
35 to 392,052
40 to 441,587
45 to 491,388
50 to 54889
55 to 59617
60 to 64394
65 to 69274
70 to 74173
75 to 7981
80 and over75
Total30,917

Historical population

The population of Sapa-Sapa grew from 14,946 in 1980 to 30,917 in 2015, an increase of 15,971 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.37%, or an increase of 2,136 people, from the previous population of 28,781 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,946
16,1730.79%
17,7281.73%
26,2428.77%
37,1354.90%
28,781-8.86%
30,9171.37%

Location

The municipal center of Sapa-Sapa is situated at approximately 5° 5' North, 120° 16' East, in the island of Sikubung. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 2.9 meters or 9.6 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 Sapa-Sapa are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Cotabato City, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Tandubas, South Ubian, Languyan, Panglima Sugala, Bongao, and Simunul. Its distance from the national capital is 1,053.75 kilometers (654.77 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,053.75 kilometers (654.77 miles) to the North (N4°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 30,917, ranked 840 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 90.97 square kilometers, ranked 425 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 131 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,156 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.37%, ranked 1,532 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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