Gigaquit, Province of Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
Barangay count13
Postal code8409
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)138.11 km2 (53.32 sq mi)
Population (2015)20,864
Density (2015)151 / km2 (391 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 36' North, 125° 42' East (9.5938, 125.6976)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.0 meters (29.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 138.11 square kilometers or 53.32 square miles which constitutes 7.00% of Surigao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 20,864. This represented 4.30% of the total population of Surigao del Norte province, or 0.80% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 151 inhabitants per square kilometer or 391 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Gigaquit has 13 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)
Alambique9.59%2,0001,9950.25%0.05%
Anibongan1.68%35127030.00%5.12%
Camam‑onan9.78%2,0411,63724.68%4.29%
Cam‑boayon2.14%44739812.31%2.24%
Ipil8.07%1,6831,6541.75%0.33%
Lahi3.96%82673312.69%2.30%
Mahanub14.04%2,9302,49817.29%3.08%
Poniente8.02%1,6741,741-3.85%-0.74%
San Antonio4.68%97687112.06%2.19%
San Isidro17.69%3,6913,4377.39%1.37%
Sico‑sico4.32%90275020.27%3.58%
Villaflor7.63%1,5911,31620.90%3.68%
Villafranca8.40%1,7521,48418.06%3.21%
Gigaquit Total20,86418,78411.07%2.02%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Gigaquit for the fiscal year of 2016 was 71,324,439.68.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200940,876,624.95
201042,549,662.684.09%
201146,510,477.279.31%
201245,510,635.50-2.15%
201349,837,860.169.51%
201455,097,162.6410.55%
201563,041,603.5114.42%
201671,324,439.6813.14%

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 Gigaquit is 10 to 14, with 2,319 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 195 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1401
1 to 41,900
5 to 92,318
10 to 142,319
15 to 192,106
20 to 241,961
25 to 291,633
30 to 341,439
35 to 391,319
40 to 441,110
45 to 49970
50 to 54851
55 to 59710
60 to 64564
65 to 69454
70 to 74373
75 to 79195
80 and over241
Total20,864

Historical population

The population of Gigaquit grew from 8,368 in 1960 to 20,864 in 2015, an increase of 12,496 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.02%, or an increase of 2,080 people, from the previous population of 18,784 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,368
11,0972.80%
11,8101.26%
13,1862.23%
13,7150.39%
15,2612.02%
16,1551.23%
18,8702.17%
18,784-0.17%
20,8642.02%

Location

The municipal center of Gigaquit is situated at approximately 9° 36' North, 125° 42' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.0 meters or 29.5 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 Gigaquit are Surigao City, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Tandag, Bayugan, and Gingoog. The nearest municipalities are Claver, Bacuag, Placer, Tubod, Tagana-an, and Alegria. Its distance from the national capital is 754.41 kilometers (468.77 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 754.41 kilometers (468.77 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 20,864, ranked 1,172 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 53.32 square kilometers, ranked 748 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 151 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,091 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.02%, ranked 119 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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