Dao, Province of Capiz

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceCapiz
Barangay count20
Postal code5810
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)88.64 km2 (34.22 sq mi)
Population (2015)32,496
Density (2015)367 / km2 (950 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 24' North, 122° 41' East (11.3938, 122.6852)
Estimated elevation above sea level16.9 meters (55.3 feet)

Dao is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Capiz.

The municipality has a land area of 88.64 square kilometers or 34.22 square miles which constitutes 3.42% of Capiz's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 32,496. This represented 4.27% of the total population of Capiz province, or 0.43% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 367 inhabitants per square kilometer or 950 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dao 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)
Aganan1.82%5905900.00%0.00%
Agtambi3.63%1,1791,354-12.92%-2.60%
Agtanguay4.10%1,3331,2209.26%1.70%
Balucuan10.18%3,3083,0966.85%1.27%
Bita1.75%570591-3.55%-0.69%
Centro2.67%869979-11.24%-2.24%
Daplas2.47%803824-2.55%-0.49%
Duyoc8.56%2,7822,47212.54%2.27%
Ilas Sur4.83%1,5701,40511.74%2.14%
Lacaron7.22%2,3472,11810.81%1.97%
Malonoy4.38%1,4241,4200.28%0.05%
Manhoy6.14%1,9942,117-5.81%-1.13%
Mapulang Bato1.88%610642-4.98%-0.97%
Matagnop11.28%3,6673,4466.41%1.19%
Nasunogan8.18%2,6592,682-0.86%-0.16%
Poblacion Ilawod2.89%939988-4.96%-0.96%
Poblacion Ilaya5.36%1,7411,819-4.29%-0.83%
Quinabcaban4.32%1,4031,488-5.71%-1.11%
Quinayuya3.91%1,2701,2174.35%0.81%
San Agustin4.43%1,4381,443-0.35%-0.07%
Dao Total32,49631,9111.83%0.35%

Historical population

The population of Dao grew from 16,624 in 1960 to 32,496 in 2015, an increase of 15,872 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.35%, or an increase of 585 people, from the previous population of 31,911 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,624
18,5351.07%
21,0522.59%
23,9212.59%
29,1562.00%
29,2660.07%
30,6230.98%
31,4200.35%
31,9110.57%
32,4960.35%

Location

The municipal center of Dao is situated at approximately 11° 24' North, 122° 41' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 16.9 meters or 55.3 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 Dao are Roxas City, Passi, Victorias, Silay, Iloilo City, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Sigma, Cuartero, Maayon, Mambusao, Panitan, and Dumalag. Its distance from the national capital is 399.12 kilometers (248.00 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Sigma, Capiz, 3.69 kilometers (2.29 miles) to the Northwest (N35°W)
  • Cuartero, Capiz, 6.08 kilometers (3.78 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S16°W)
  • Maayon, Capiz, 10.49 kilometers (6.52 miles) to the East (S86°E)
  • Mambusao, Capiz, 10.57 kilometers (6.57 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N70°W)
  • Panitan, Capiz, 11.91 kilometers (7.40 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Dumalag, Capiz, 12.11 kilometers (7.53 miles) to the Southwest (S35°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 399.12 kilometers (248.00 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 32,496, ranked 862 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 34.22 square kilometers, ranked 1,113 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 367 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 544 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.35%, ranked 1,462 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. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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