Surallah, Province of South Cotabato

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceSouth Cotabato
Barangay count17
Postal code9512
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)540.30 km2 (208.61 sq mi)
Population (2015)84,539
Density (2015)156 / km2 (405 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 23' North, 124° 45' East (6.3756, 124.7472)
Estimated elevation above sea level195.7 meters (641.8 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 540.30 square kilometers or 208.61 square miles which constitutes 13.73% of South Cotabato's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 84,539. This represented 9.24% of the total population of South Cotabato province, or 1.86% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 156 inhabitants per square kilometer or 405 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Surallah 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)
Buenavista2.29%1,9381,7699.55%1.75%
Canahay3.37%2,8472,5929.84%1.80%
Centrala12.20%10,3108,68418.72%3.32%
Colongulo6.73%5,6894,96214.65%2.64%
Dajay11.11%9,3958,46311.01%2.01%
Duengas1.40%1,18696123.41%4.09%
Lambontong4.99%4,2193,72213.35%2.42%
Lamian5.92%5,0034,15520.41%3.60%
Lamsugod3.78%3,1942,90210.06%1.84%
Libertad18.42%15,57415,2032.44%0.46%
Little Baguio3.55%3,0032,8724.56%0.85%
Moloy4.28%3,6163,2889.98%1.83%
Naci5.60%4,7344,05816.66%2.98%
Talahik3.31%2,7952,51011.35%2.07%
Tubiala5.38%4,5483,76720.73%3.65%
Upper Sepaka5.65%4,7744,5584.74%0.89%
Veterans2.03%1,7141,5699.24%1.70%
Surallah Total84,53976,03511.18%2.04%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Surallah for the fiscal year of 2016 was 254,146,586.78.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009133,683,732.22
2010144,048,180.987.75%
2011158,904,260.0910.31%
2012161,008,966.361.32%
2013178,224,117.6610.69%
2014207,106,176.3916.21%
2015235,639,080.3113.78%
2016254,146,586.787.85%

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 Surallah is 5 to 9, with 9,625 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 664 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,818
1 to 47,874
5 to 99,625
10 to 148,644
15 to 197,992
20 to 247,622
25 to 297,033
30 to 345,944
35 to 395,684
40 to 445,018
45 to 494,631
50 to 543,671
55 to 592,851
60 to 642,167
65 to 691,516
70 to 741,057
75 to 79664
80 and over728
Total84,539

Historical population

The population of Surallah grew from 45,631 in 1970 to 84,539 in 2015, an increase of 38,908 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.04%, or an increase of 8,504 people, from the previous population of 76,035 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
45,631
47,1650.67%
52,7032.24%
54,1360.27%
61,5092.42%
66,2081.59%
71,5131.07%
76,0352.26%
84,5392.04%

Location

The municipal center of Surallah is situated at approximately 6° 23' North, 124° 45' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 195.7 meters or 641.8 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 Surallah are Koronadal, Tacurong, General Santos, Digos, Kidapawan, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Banga, Santo Niño, Lake Sebu, Norala, T'Boli, and Tantangan. Its distance from the national capital is 997.74 kilometers (619.96 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 997.74 kilometers (619.96 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 84,539, ranked 195 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 208.61 square kilometers, ranked 117 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 156 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,071 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.04%, ranked 471 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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