Las Nieves, Province of Agusan del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Norte
Barangay count20
Postal code8610
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)582.69 km2 (224.98 sq mi)
Population (2015)28,414
Density (2015)49 / km2 (126 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 44' North, 125° 36' East (8.7351, 125.6010)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.4 meters (40.7 feet)

Las Nieves is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Agusan del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 582.69 square kilometers or 224.98 square miles which constitutes 21.34% of Agusan del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 28,414. This represented 8.02% of the total population of Agusan del Norte province, or 1.09% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 49 inhabitants per square kilometer or 126 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Las Nieves 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)
Ambacon4.91%1,3951,14421.94%3.85%
Balungagan2.86%8147705.71%1.06%
Bonifacio5.58%1,5851,5442.66%0.50%
Casiklan7.27%2,0661,9237.44%1.38%
Consorcia4.49%1,2761,337-4.56%-0.89%
Durian7.34%2,0851,77417.53%3.12%
Eduardo G. Montilla4.83%1,3721,19514.81%2.66%
Ibuan3.99%1,1341,146-1.05%-0.20%
Katipunan3.63%1,0311,121-8.03%-1.58%
Lingayao9.46%2,6872,41911.08%2.02%
Malicato3.82%1,0841,0443.83%0.72%
Maningalao5.37%1,5271,4505.31%0.99%
Marcos Calo3.87%1,1001,0980.18%0.03%
Mat‑i7.32%2,0812,0063.74%0.70%
Pinana‑an5.33%1,5151,4722.92%0.55%
Poblacion5.03%1,4281,3158.59%1.58%
Rosario5.22%1,4841,34410.42%1.90%
San Isidro4.21%1,1951,250-4.40%-0.85%
San Roque1.94%5515108.04%1.48%
Tinucoran3.53%1,0049941.01%0.19%
Las Nieves Total28,41426,8565.80%1.08%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Las Nieves for the fiscal year of 2016 was 135,387,824.80.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200975,461,432.18
201079,988,008.386.00%
201186,859,258.598.59%
201284,985,429.47-2.16%
201395,042,973.9511.83%
2014107,407,171.5013.01%
2015122,008,081.8013.59%
2016135,387,824.8010.97%

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 Las Nieves is 5 to 9, with 3,896 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 179 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1773
1 to 43,105
5 to 93,896
10 to 143,590
15 to 193,100
20 to 242,407
25 to 292,017
30 to 341,646
35 to 391,491
40 to 441,372
45 to 491,265
50 to 541,066
55 to 59927
60 to 64636
65 to 69462
70 to 74263
75 to 79219
80 and over179
Total28,414

Historical population

The population of Las Nieves grew from 4,262 in 1960 to 28,414 in 2015, an increase of 24,152 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.08%, or an increase of 1,558 people, from the previous population of 26,856 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,262
6,7824.65%
8,6094.90%
10,7574.55%
15,4093.66%
22,9667.76%
21,530-1.37%
25,2032.20%
26,8562.34%
28,4141.08%

Location

The municipal center of Las Nieves is situated at approximately 8° 44' North, 125° 36' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.4 meters or 40.7 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 Las Nieves are Bayugan, Butuan, Cabadbaran, Gingoog, Tandag, and Malaybalay. The nearest municipalities are Esperanza, Sibagat, San Luis, Magallanes, Buenavista, and Remedios T. Romualdez. Its distance from the national capital is 820.48 kilometers (509.82 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 820.48 kilometers (509.82 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 28,414, ranked 977 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 224.98 square kilometers, ranked 100 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 49 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,523 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.08%, ranked 1,439 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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