Libungan, Province of Cotabato

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceCotabato
Barangay count20
Postal code9411
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)172.50 km2 (66.60 sq mi)
Population (2015)48,768
Density (2015)283 / km2 (732 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 14' North, 124° 31' East (7.2403, 124.5198)
Estimated elevation above sea level27.0 meters (88.6 feet)

Libungan is a municipality in the landlocked province of Cotabato.

The municipality has a land area of 172.50 square kilometers or 66.60 square miles which constitutes 1.91% of Cotabato's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 48,768. This represented 3.53% of the total population of Cotabato province, or 1.07% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 283 inhabitants per square kilometer or 732 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Libungan has 20 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)
Abaga3.95%1,9251,929-0.21%-0.04%
Baguer7.66%3,7353,37110.80%1.97%
Barongis5.31%2,5922,671-2.96%-0.57%
Batiocan3.39%1,6541,656-0.12%-0.02%
Cabaruyan9.16%4,4653,95512.90%2.34%
Cabpangi5.77%2,8122,33720.33%3.59%
Demapaco3.08%1,5031,552-3.16%-0.61%
Grebona2.53%1,2321,389-11.30%-2.26%
Gumaga9.31%4,5403,79519.63%3.47%
Kapayawi3.54%1,7281,839-6.04%-1.18%
Kiloyao1.95%9529055.19%0.97%
Kitubod4.57%2,2311,92615.84%2.84%
Malengen2.82%1,3751,2728.10%1.49%
Montay5.53%2,6962,763-2.42%-0.47%
Nica‑an3.78%1,8441,845-0.05%-0.01%
Palao3.18%1,5521,26822.40%3.92%
Poblacion12.47%6,0825,5888.84%1.63%
Sinapangan3.81%1,8561,59416.44%2.94%
Sinawingan4.56%2,2262,1006.00%1.12%
Ulamian3.63%1,7681,54014.81%2.66%
Libungan Total48,76845,2957.67%1.42%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Libungan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 120,192,787.71.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200965,995,701.90
201070,476,598.716.79%
201179,241,036.6512.44%
201276,474,954.97-3.49%
201384,547,147.1710.56%
201493,805,237.6010.95%
2015107,258,034.2214.34%
2016120,192,787.7112.06%

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 Libungan is 5 to 9, with 5,260 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 445 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,040
1 to 44,130
5 to 95,260
10 to 145,213
15 to 194,879
20 to 244,452
25 to 293,846
30 to 343,385
35 to 393,198
40 to 442,843
45 to 492,658
50 to 542,235
55 to 591,776
60 to 641,384
65 to 69932
70 to 74616
75 to 79476
80 and over445
Total48,768

Historical population

The population of Libungan grew from 19,029 in 1970 to 48,768 in 2015, an increase of 29,739 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.42%, or an increase of 3,473 people, from the previous population of 45,295 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
19,029
20,3851.39%
22,9742.42%
32,0553.39%
37,2022.83%
40,5891.89%
43,9231.09%
45,2951.13%
48,7681.42%

Location

The municipal center of Libungan is situated at approximately 7° 14' North, 124° 31' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 27.0 meters or 88.6 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 Libungan are Cotabato City, Tacurong, Kidapawan, Marawi, Koronadal, and Valencia. The nearest municipalities are Midsayap, Pigcawayan, Aleosan, Alamada, Northern Kabuntalan, and Kabuntalan. Its distance from the national capital is 900.32 kilometers (559.44 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 900.32 kilometers (559.44 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 48,768, ranked 531 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 66.60 square kilometers, ranked 641 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 283 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 715 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.42%, ranked 835 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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