Alegria, Province of Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
Barangay count12
Postal code8425
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)65.28 km2 (25.20 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,011
Density (2015)245 / km2 (635 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 28' North, 125° 35' East (9.4684, 125.5768)
Estimated elevation above sea level58.0 meters (190.3 feet)

Alegria is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Surigao del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 65.28 square kilometers or 25.20 square miles which constitutes 3.31% of Surigao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,011. This represented 3.30% of the total population of Surigao del Norte province, or 0.62% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 245 inhabitants per square kilometer or 635 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Alegria has 12 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)
Alipao13.50%2,1611,80119.99%3.53%
Anahaw10.18%1,6301,45512.03%2.19%
Budlingin3.93%6305955.88%1.09%
Camp Eduard3.15%50542817.99%3.20%
Ferlda1.09%174337-48.37%-11.83%
Gamuton4.74%75961723.01%4.02%
Julio Ouano12.84%2,0562,0430.64%0.12%
Ombong6.03%96680320.30%3.58%
Poblacion11.69%1,8711,63214.64%2.64%
Pongtud9.59%1,5361,28219.81%3.50%
San Juan9.39%1,5031,34611.66%2.12%
San Pedro13.87%2,2202,2000.91%0.17%
Alegria Total16,01114,53910.12%1.85%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Alegria for the fiscal year of 2016 was 61,401,069.12.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200931,659,330.57
201034,595,783.729.28%
201138,997,080.9812.72%
201237,865,014.88-2.90%
201344,130,402.4316.55%
201449,364,071.2811.86%
201556,530,996.6514.52%
201661,401,069.128.61%

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 Alegria is 10 to 14, with 1,836 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 143 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1350
1 to 41,611
5 to 91,825
10 to 141,836
15 to 191,710
20 to 241,474
25 to 291,296
30 to 34976
35 to 39918
40 to 44806
45 to 49785
50 to 54727
55 to 59544
60 to 64403
65 to 69267
70 to 74194
75 to 79146
80 and over143
Total16,011

Historical population

The population of Alegria grew from 5,346 in 1970 to 16,011 in 2015, an increase of 10,665 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.85%, or an increase of 1,472 people, from the previous population of 14,539 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,346
6,3303.45%
8,1295.13%
9,7151.80%
11,7643.65%
12,9232.04%
13,3690.47%
14,5393.10%
16,0111.85%

Location

The municipal center of Alegria is situated at approximately 9° 28' North, 125° 35' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 58.0 meters or 190.3 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 Alegria are Surigao City, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Tandag, Bayugan, and Gingoog. The nearest municipalities are Kitcharao, Tubod, Mainit, Jabonga, Bacuag, and Gigaquit. Its distance from the national capital is 755.94 kilometers (469.72 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 755.94 kilometers (469.72 miles) to the Northwest (N41°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,011, ranked 1,316 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 25.20 square kilometers, ranked 1,211 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 245 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 787 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.85%, ranked 1,088 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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