Sitangkai, Province of Tawi-Tawi

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceTawi-Tawi
Barangay count9
Postal code7506
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Area (2007)792.00 km2 (305.79 sq mi)
Population (2015)33,334
Density (2015)42 / km2 (109 / sq mi)
Coordinates4° 40' North, 119° 24' East (4.6618, 119.3949)
Estimated elevation above sea level0.0 meters (0.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 792.00 square kilometers or 305.79 square miles which constitutes 21.84% of Tawi-Tawi's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 33,334. This represented 8.53% of the total population of Tawi-Tawi province, or 0.88% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 42 inhabitants per square kilometer or 109 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sitangkai has 9 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)
Datu Baguinda Putih6.30%2,0995,141-59.17%-15.68%
Imam Sapie12.64%4,2143,53619.17%3.40%
North Larap7.62%2,5402,3498.13%1.50%
Panglima Alari24.16%8,0557,23811.29%2.06%
Sipangkot18.61%6,2024,22946.65%7.56%
Sitangkai Poblacion9.85%3,2853,1025.90%1.10%
South Larap5.30%1,7661,6616.32%1.17%
Tongmageng6.58%2,1941,35262.28%9.66%
Tongusong8.94%2,9791,90656.30%8.87%
Sitangkai Total33,33430,5149.24%1.70%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sitangkai for the fiscal year of 2016 was 155,476,337.88.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200995,147,412.80
2010100,942,115.386.09%
2011109,533,169.748.51%
2012106,127,988.80-3.11%
2013108,684,999.682.41%
2014123,057,117.3613.22%
2015141,353,158.3714.87%
2016155,476,337.889.99%

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 Sitangkai is 5 to 9, with 4,806 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 68 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1702
1 to 43,742
5 to 94,806
10 to 144,150
15 to 193,636
20 to 242,854
25 to 292,527
30 to 342,295
35 to 392,128
40 to 441,787
45 to 491,568
50 to 541,149
55 to 59748
60 to 64581
65 to 69347
70 to 74153
75 to 7993
80 and over68
Total33,334

Historical population

The population of Sitangkai grew from 10,624 in 1960 to 33,334 in 2015, an increase of 22,710 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.70%, or an increase of 2,820 people, from the previous population of 30,514 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,624
13,7382.55%
15,0661.87%
27,41912.72%
34,4932.32%
36,0270.82%
52,7728.53%
40,641-3.54%
30,514-9.91%
33,3341.70%

Location

The municipal center of Sitangkai is situated at approximately 4° 40' North, 119° 24' East. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 0.0 meters or 0.0 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 Sitangkai are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Puerto Princesa, Pagadian, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Sibutu, Simunul, Bongao, Panglima Sugala, Languyan, and Sapa-Sapa. Its distance from the national capital is 1,111.86 kilometers (690.88 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,111.86 kilometers (690.88 miles) to the North (N9°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 33,334, ranked 768 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 305.79 square kilometers, ranked 41 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 42 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,469 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.70%, ranked 349 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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