Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Sarangani
Island groupMindanao
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Area (2007)3,601.25 km2 (1,390.45 sq mi)
Population (2015)544,261
Density (2015)151 / km2 (391 / sq mi)

Sarangani is a province in the Philippines situated in the SOCCSKSARGEN region occupying the southern-central section of Mindanao. Its capital is the Municipality of Alabel.

The province has a land area of 3,601.25 square kilometers or 1,390.45 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 544,261. This represented 11.97% of the total population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region, 2.25% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.54% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 151 inhabitants per square kilometer or 391 inhabitants per square mile.


Sarangani is bordered, clockwise from the North, by South Cotabato, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Celebes Sea, and Sultan Kudarat.

Map of the Philippines with Sarangani highlighted in redMap of Sarangani showing its component municipalitiesAlabelGlanKiambaMaasimMaitumMalapatanMalungon

Local government units

Sarangani has 7 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 141.

NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Alabelmunicipality, capital80,35975,4771.20%510.98 km2 (197.29 sq mi)157 / km2 (407 / sq mi)13
Glanmunicipality118,263106,5182.01%610.30 km2 (235.64 sq mi)194 / km2 (502 / sq mi)31
Kiambamunicipality61,05854,8712.06%328.68 km2 (126.90 sq mi)186 / km2 (481 / sq mi)19
Maasimmunicipality59,46852,9332.24%500.43 km2 (193.22 sq mi)119 / km2 (308 / sq mi)16
Maitummunicipality44,59541,6751.30%290.66 km2 (112.22 sq mi)153 / km2 (397 / sq mi)19
Malapatanmunicipality76,91472,3861.16%609.28 km2 (235.24 sq mi)126 / km2 (327 / sq mi)12
Malungonmunicipality103,60495,0441.66%750.92 km2 (289.93 sq mi)138 / km2 (357 / sq mi)31
Sarangani Total544,261498,9041.67%3,601.25 km2 (1,390.45 sq mi)151 / km2 (391 / sq mi)141

Historical population

The population of Sarangani grew from 73,162 in 1960 to 544,261 in 2015, an increase of 471,099 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.67%, or an increase of 45,357 people, from the previous population of 498,904 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Sarangani as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Digos-Makar Road

Secondary Roads

  • Sarangani-Davao del Sur Coastal Road
  • Sarangani-Sultan Kudarat Coastal Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Demoloc-Little Baguio-Alabel Road
  • Maitum-Lake Sebu Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 544,261, ranked 55 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,390.45 square kilometers, ranked 38 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 151 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 54 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.67%, ranked 24 out of 81


  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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