General Luna, Province of Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
Barangay count19
Postal code8419
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Siargao
Area (2007)41.30 km2 (15.95 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,771
Density (2015)406 / km2 (1,051 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 47' North, 126° 9' East (9.7834, 126.1563)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.0 meters (29.4 feet)

General Luna is a coastal municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 41.30 square kilometers or 15.95 square miles which constitutes 2.09% of Surigao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,771. This represented 3.46% of the total population of Surigao del Norte province, or 0.65% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 406 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,051 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

General Luna has 19 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)
Anajawan2.55%428454-5.73%-1.12%
Cabitoonan2.27%3813557.32%1.35%
Catangnan6.74%1,13079941.43%6.82%
Consuelo9.53%1,5981,4788.12%1.50%
Corazon2.46%41232825.61%4.44%
Daku2.00%335368-8.97%-1.77%
La Januza1.91%320494-35.22%-7.93%
Libertad5.64%94685910.13%1.85%
Magsaysay3.88%6515929.97%1.83%
Malinao5.81%9759304.84%0.90%
Poblacion I10.69%1,7921,6449.00%1.65%
Poblacion II5.71%95858563.76%9.85%
Poblacion III5.23%87767929.16%4.99%
Poblacion IV4.32%7257121.83%0.35%
Poblacion V12.69%2,1281,77919.62%3.47%
Santa Cruz3.94%66158912.22%2.22%
Santa Fe6.11%1,0241,0160.79%0.15%
Suyangan5.18%8688423.09%0.58%
Tawin‑tawin3.35%5625119.98%1.83%
General Luna Total16,77115,01411.70%2.13%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of General Luna for the fiscal year of 2016 was 63,032,489.02.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200929,985,464.99
201031,157,562.603.91%
201134,109,140.729.47%
201233,596,544.03-1.50%
201341,404,837.5523.24%
201447,745,767.1415.31%
201554,797,882.7714.77%
201663,032,489.0215.03%

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 General Luna is 10 to 14, with 2,041 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 168 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1402
1 to 41,534
5 to 91,962
10 to 142,041
15 to 191,706
20 to 241,272
25 to 291,196
30 to 341,032
35 to 39993
40 to 44937
45 to 49883
50 to 54726
55 to 59608
60 to 64465
65 to 69393
70 to 74259
75 to 79194
80 and over168
Total16,771

Historical population

The population of General Luna grew from 8,614 in 1960 to 16,771 in 2015, an increase of 8,157 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.13%, or an increase of 1,757 people, from the previous population of 15,014 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,614
8,476-0.16%
9,7682.89%
12,0754.33%
11,535-0.46%
12,5541.60%
12,347-0.36%
13,3851.12%
15,0144.27%
16,7712.13%

Location

The municipal center of General Luna is situated at approximately 9° 47' North, 126° 9' East, in the island of Siargao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.0 meters or 29.4 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 General Luna are Surigao City, Tandag, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Bayugan, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are Pilar, Dapa, San Isidro, Del Carmen, San Benito, and Burgos. Its distance from the national capital is 774.55 kilometers (481.28 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 774.55 kilometers (481.28 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,771, ranked 1,291 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 15.95 square kilometers, ranked 1,400 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 406 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 453 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.13%, ranked 685 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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