Banga, Province of South Cotabato

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceSouth Cotabato
Barangay count22
Postal code9511
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)240.35 km2 (92.80 sq mi)
Population (2015)83,989
Density (2015)349 / km2 (905 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 25' North, 124° 46' East (6.4235, 124.7734)
Estimated elevation above sea level165.7 meters (543.5 feet)

Banga is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of South Cotabato.

The municipality has a land area of 240.35 square kilometers or 92.80 square miles which constitutes 6.11% of South Cotabato's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 83,989. This represented 9.18% of the total population of South Cotabato province, or 1.85% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 349 inhabitants per square kilometer or 905 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Banga has 22 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)
Benitez3.75%3,1492,82011.67%2.12%
Cabudian1.88%1,5811,692-6.56%-1.28%
Cabuling3.40%2,8522,37120.29%3.58%
Cinco8.04%6,7545,71418.20%3.24%
Derilon1.35%1,13296017.92%3.19%
El Nonok4.49%3,7713,30514.10%2.54%
Improgo Village1.49%1,2511,12411.30%2.06%
Kusan5.30%4,4513,89514.27%2.57%
Lam‑Apos1.40%1,1801,1155.83%1.08%
Lamba7.92%6,6556,5571.49%0.28%
Lambingi3.92%3,2933,1205.54%1.03%
Lampari3.12%2,6242,21518.47%3.28%
Liwanay7.02%5,8975,4717.79%1.44%
Malaya5.31%4,4643,92813.65%2.47%
Punong Grande4.18%3,5083,2926.56%1.22%
Rang‑ay5.78%4,8554,5327.13%1.32%
Reyes6.08%5,1054,31918.20%3.23%
Rizal5.79%4,8664,34611.97%2.18%
Rizal Poblacion5.86%4,9244,939-0.30%-0.06%
San Jose4.85%4,0774,0410.89%0.17%
San Vicente7.25%6,0925,14518.41%3.27%
Yangco Poblacion1.80%1,5081,4424.58%0.86%
Banga Total83,98976,34310.02%1.83%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Banga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 174,601,229.62.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200995,799,935.64
2010102,858,082.307.37%
2011113,190,905.8610.05%
2012111,237,340.35-1.73%
2013125,114,853.1712.48%
2014140,315,631.0512.15%
2015159,159,488.7813.43%
2016174,601,229.629.70%

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 Banga is 5 to 9, with 9,384 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 728 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,749
1 to 47,601
5 to 99,384
10 to 148,490
15 to 197,699
20 to 247,528
25 to 296,910
30 to 345,845
35 to 395,670
40 to 444,952
45 to 494,646
50 to 543,813
55 to 593,000
60 to 642,332
65 to 691,659
70 to 741,171
75 to 79812
80 and over728
Total83,989

Historical population

The population of Banga grew from 36,468 in 1960 to 83,989 in 2015, an increase of 47,521 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.83%, or an increase of 7,646 people, from the previous population of 76,343 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
36,468
36,319-0.04%
43,4523.66%
50,4603.03%
59,7431.70%
66,5712.05%
69,1310.81%
73,3550.82%
76,3431.46%
83,9891.83%

Location

The municipal center of Banga is situated at approximately 6° 25' North, 124° 46' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 165.7 meters or 543.5 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 Banga are Koronadal, Tacurong, General Santos, Digos, Kidapawan, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Surallah, Santo Niño, Tantangan, Norala, Tampakan, and Lutayan. Its distance from the national capital is 994.09 kilometers (617.70 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 994.09 kilometers (617.70 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 83,989, ranked 197 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 92.80 square kilometers, ranked 418 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 349 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 529 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.83%, ranked 1,357 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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