Alamada, Province of Cotabato

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceCotabato
Barangay count17
Postal code9413
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)787.50 km2 (304.06 sq mi)
Population (2015)64,596
Density (2015)82 / km2 (212 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 23' North, 124° 33' East (7.3900, 124.5498)
Estimated elevation above sea level117.0 meters (383.9 feet)

Alamada is a municipality in the landlocked province of Cotabato.

The municipality has a land area of 787.50 square kilometers or 304.06 square miles which constitutes 8.74% of Cotabato's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 64,596. This represented 4.68% of the total population of Cotabato province, or 1.42% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 82 inhabitants per square kilometer or 212 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Alamada has 17 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)
Bao14.85%9,5957,33830.76%5.24%
Barangiran7.29%4,7063,99117.92%3.19%
Camansi2.47%1,5971,5234.86%0.91%
Dado18.27%11,8009,73321.24%3.73%
Guiling8.40%5,4245,2842.65%0.50%
Kitacubong8.20%5,2975,1832.20%0.42%
Lower Dado2.75%1,7751,53215.86%2.84%
Macabasa2.76%1,7861,6349.30%1.71%
Malitubog3.20%2,0682,146-3.63%-0.70%
Mapurok3.69%2,3822,12811.94%2.17%
Mirasol2.09%1,3531,3510.15%0.03%
Pacao3.24%2,0921,9447.61%1.41%
Paruayan3.98%2,5742,579-0.19%-0.04%
Pigcawaran6.69%4,3233,77814.43%2.60%
Polayagan3.88%2,5052,22612.53%2.27%
Rangayen5.39%3,4842,79324.74%4.30%
Raradangan2.84%1,8351,65011.21%2.04%
Alamada Total64,59656,81313.70%2.47%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Alamada for the fiscal year of 2016 was 204,850,680.57.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009115,532,936.87
2010120,980,139.334.71%
2011131,236,385.938.48%
2012127,905,485.10-2.54%
2013144,472,102.4112.95%
2014162,817,505.8212.70%
2015185,174,809.7913.73%
2016204,850,680.5710.63%

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 Alamada is 5 to 9, with 7,715 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 352 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,669
1 to 46,285
5 to 97,715
10 to 147,195
15 to 197,174
20 to 246,493
25 to 295,363
30 to 344,297
35 to 393,804
40 to 443,425
45 to 493,025
50 to 542,488
55 to 591,848
60 to 641,432
65 to 69917
70 to 74675
75 to 79439
80 and over352
Total64,596

Historical population

The population of Alamada grew from 14,813 in 1970 to 64,596 in 2015, an increase of 49,783 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.47%, or an increase of 7,783 people, from the previous population of 56,813 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,813
16,6792.41%
20,2053.91%
33,6885.25%
38,9492.76%
44,3032.80%
52,1652.28%
56,8133.16%
64,5962.47%

Location

The municipal center of Alamada is situated at approximately 7° 23' North, 124° 33' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 117.0 meters or 383.9 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 Alamada are Cotabato City, Kidapawan, Marawi, Tacurong, Valencia, and Iligan. The nearest municipalities are Libungan, Pigcawayan, Banisilan, Midsayap, Barira, and Buldon. Its distance from the national capital is 886.80 kilometers (551.03 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 886.80 kilometers (551.03 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 64,596, ranked 353 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 304.06 square kilometers, ranked 46 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 82 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,379 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.47%, ranked 934 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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