Lianga, Province of Surigao del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Sur
Barangay count13
Postal code8307
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)161.12 km2 (62.21 sq mi)
Population (2015)29,493
Density (2015)183 / km2 (474 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 38' North, 126° 6' East (8.6327, 126.0928)
Estimated elevation above sea level18.0 meters (59.1 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 161.12 square kilometers or 62.21 square miles which constitutes 3.27% of Surigao del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 29,493. This represented 4.98% of the total population of Surigao del Sur province, or 1.14% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 183 inhabitants per square kilometer or 474 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lianga 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)
Anibongan4.03%1,1881,1136.74%1.25%
Banahao7.79%2,2982,02213.65%2.47%
Ban‑as5.49%1,6181,37717.50%3.12%
Baucawe4.34%1,2801,1828.29%1.53%
Diatagon21.02%6,1987,022-11.73%-2.35%
Ganayon3.62%1,06893514.22%2.56%
Liatimco6.51%1,9211,8106.13%1.14%
Manyayay7.68%2,2652,0639.79%1.79%
Payasan6.75%1,9911,9800.56%0.11%
Poblacion15.51%4,5744,5670.15%0.03%
Saint Christine9.18%2,7072,6990.30%0.06%
San Isidro3.92%1,15688031.36%5.33%
San Pedro4.17%1,2291,255-2.07%-0.40%
Lianga Total29,49328,9052.03%0.38%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Lianga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 89,148,747.79.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200949,666,195.31
201052,776,044.756.26%
201157,796,709.289.51%
201256,272,092.16-2.64%
201362,965,539.4311.89%
201471,128,380.5412.96%
201580,438,600.0013.09%
201689,148,747.7910.83%

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 Lianga is 5 to 9, with 3,513 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 269 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1671
1 to 42,930
5 to 93,513
10 to 143,382
15 to 193,018
20 to 242,453
25 to 292,067
30 to 341,806
35 to 391,611
40 to 441,624
45 to 491,494
50 to 541,296
55 to 591,087
60 to 64809
65 to 69660
70 to 74463
75 to 79340
80 and over269
Total29,493

Historical population

The population of Lianga grew from 17,182 in 1960 to 29,493 in 2015, an increase of 12,311 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.38%, or an increase of 588 people, from the previous population of 28,905 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,182
18,7420.85%
19,8971.21%
22,9812.92%
24,9080.81%
25,0050.07%
25,0140.01%
27,0061.06%
28,9052.50%
29,4930.38%

Location

The municipal center of Lianga is situated at approximately 8° 38' North, 126° 6' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 18.0 meters or 59.1 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 Lianga are Bayugan, Tandag, Bislig, Butuan, Cabadbaran, and Gingoog. The nearest municipalities are Barobo, San Agustin, San Francisco, Prosperidad, Tagbina, and Marihatag. Its distance from the national capital is 863.11 kilometers (536.31 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 863.11 kilometers (536.31 miles) to the Northwest (N40°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 29,493, ranked 885 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 62.21 square kilometers, ranked 653 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 183 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 979 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.38%, ranked 114 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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