Cortes, Province of Surigao del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Sur
Barangay count12
Postal code8313
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)127.08 km2 (49.07 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,912
Density (2015)125 / km2 (324 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 16' North, 126° 11' East (9.2747, 126.1904)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.9 meters (29.2 feet)

Cortes is a coastal municipality in the province of Surigao del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 127.08 square kilometers or 49.07 square miles which constitutes 2.58% of Surigao del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,912. This represented 2.69% of the total population of Surigao del Sur province, or 0.61% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 125 inhabitants per square kilometer or 324 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Cortes 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)
Balibadon5.30%84470819.21%3.40%
Burgos20.73%3,2993,2760.70%0.13%
Capandan2.11%336363-7.44%-1.46%
Mabahin16.11%2,5642,4663.97%0.74%
Madrelino3.69%5875614.63%0.87%
Manlico3.02%4814810.00%0.00%
Matho7.06%1,1241,160-3.10%-0.60%
Poblacion17.26%2,7472,7300.62%0.12%
Tag‑Anongan4.63%7366759.04%1.66%
Tigao13.60%2,1642,0634.90%0.91%
Tuboran1.65%263267-1.50%-0.29%
Uba4.82%767791-3.03%-0.58%
Cortes Total15,91215,5412.39%0.45%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Cortes for the fiscal year of 2016 was 65,766,621.92.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200937,663,915.43
201039,959,381.506.09%
201143,771,307.819.54%
201241,672,757.89-4.79%
201345,836,490.639.99%
201453,671,463.2417.09%
201560,073,743.2611.93%
201665,766,621.929.48%

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 Cortes is 10 to 14, with 1,773 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 195 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1364
1 to 41,532
5 to 91,761
10 to 141,773
15 to 191,533
20 to 241,226
25 to 291,080
30 to 34977
35 to 39979
40 to 44893
45 to 49868
50 to 54773
55 to 59627
60 to 64475
65 to 69335
70 to 74310
75 to 79195
80 and over211
Total15,912

Historical population

The population of Cortes grew from 8,342 in 1960 to 15,912 in 2015, an increase of 7,570 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.45%, or an increase of 371 people, from the previous population of 15,541 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,342
9,4281.20%
10,8712.90%
12,3382.56%
13,2340.70%
13,054-0.26%
14,8252.77%
15,9130.98%
15,541-0.86%
15,9120.45%

Location

The municipal center of Cortes is situated at approximately 9° 16' North, 126° 11' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.9 meters or 29.2 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 Cortes are Tandag, Cabadbaran, Bayugan, Butuan, Surigao City, and Bislig. The nearest municipalities are Lanuza, Carmen, Cantilan, Madrid, Tago, and Carrascal. Its distance from the national capital is 817.12 kilometers (507.74 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 817.12 kilometers (507.74 miles) to the Northwest (N43°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,912, ranked 1,319 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 49.07 square kilometers, ranked 804 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 125 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,174 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.45%, ranked 641 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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