Veruela, Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Sur
Barangay count20
Postal code8509
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)385.45 km2 (148.82 sq mi)
Population (2015)43,706
Density (2015)113 / km2 (294 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 4' North, 125° 57' East (8.0698, 125.9554)
Estimated elevation above sea level35.7 meters (117.1 feet)

Veruela is a municipality in the landlocked province of Agusan del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 385.45 square kilometers or 148.82 square miles which constitutes 3.86% of Agusan del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 43,706. This represented 6.24% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.68% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 113 inhabitants per square kilometer or 294 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Veruela 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)
Anitap1.36%5955606.25%1.16%
Bacay II2.48%1,0859949.15%1.68%
Binongan3.97%1,7351,47717.47%3.11%
Caigangan2.35%1,02972641.74%6.87%
Candiis1.50%65555318.44%3.28%
Del Monte5.43%2,3752,2605.09%0.95%
Don Mateo3.32%1,4521,26914.42%2.60%
Katipunan2.19%9589223.90%0.73%
La Fortuna14.68%6,4186,0456.17%1.15%
Limot2.23%9731,104-11.87%-2.38%
Magsaysay3.72%1,6281,5634.16%0.78%
Masayan3.95%1,7261,43020.70%3.65%
Poblacion13.48%5,8915,6434.39%0.82%
Sampaguita13.61%5,9505,5816.61%1.23%
San Gabriel5.88%2,5692,11521.47%3.77%
Santa Cruz2.42%1,0591,0213.72%0.70%
Santa Emelia3.39%1,4831,4631.37%0.26%
Sawagan2.51%1,0991,214-9.47%-1.88%
Sinobong8.48%3,7063,20615.60%2.80%
Sisimon3.02%1,3201,3110.69%0.13%
Veruela Total43,70640,4578.03%1.48%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Veruela for the fiscal year of 2016 was 131,765,136.39.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200972,064,520.52
201077,055,186.796.93%
201184,306,348.299.41%
201282,210,222.07-2.49%
201394,581,835.3015.05%
2014105,301,606.7611.33%
2015118,874,805.1612.89%
2016131,765,136.3910.84%

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 Veruela is 5 to 9, with 5,553 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 200 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1926
1 to 44,446
5 to 95,553
10 to 145,186
15 to 194,598
20 to 244,370
25 to 293,663
30 to 342,777
35 to 392,490
40 to 442,216
45 to 491,983
50 to 541,603
55 to 591,347
60 to 64959
65 to 69635
70 to 74458
75 to 79296
80 and over200
Total43,706

Historical population

The population of Veruela grew from 2,914 in 1960 to 43,706 in 2015, an increase of 40,792 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.48%, or an increase of 3,249 people, from the previous population of 40,457 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
2,914
6,6268.37%
9,9158.42%
13,9917.13%
20,1293.71%
35,70611.34%
36,2220.31%
36,8620.24%
40,4573.45%
43,7061.48%

Location

The municipal center of Veruela is situated at approximately 8° 4' North, 125° 57' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 35.7 meters or 117.1 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 Veruela are Bislig, Tagum, Bayugan, Panabo, Malaybalay, and Valencia. The nearest municipalities are Trento, Santa Josefa, Bunawan, Loreto, La Paz, and Monkayo. Its distance from the national capital is 902.74 kilometers (560.94 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 902.74 kilometers (560.94 miles) to the Northwest (N36°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 43,706, ranked 615 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 148.82 square kilometers, ranked 229 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 113 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,291 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.48%, ranked 1,291 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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