Pontevedra, Province of Capiz

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceCapiz
Barangay count26
Postal code5802
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Area (2007)130.90 km2 (50.54 sq mi)
Population (2015)46,428
Density (2015)355 / km2 (919 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 29' North, 122° 50' East (11.4818, 122.8327)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.5 meters (14.7 feet)

Pontevedra is a coastal municipality in the province of Capiz.

The municipality has a land area of 130.90 square kilometers or 50.54 square miles which constitutes 5.05% of Capiz's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 46,428. This represented 6.10% of the total population of Capiz province, or 0.62% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 355 inhabitants per square kilometer or 919 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pontevedra has 26 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)
Agbanog2.55%1,18688434.16%5.76%
Agdalipe1.17%543660-17.73%-3.65%
Ameligan3.09%1,4331,3645.06%0.94%
Bailan6.03%2,8002,6366.22%1.16%
Banate1.90%881917-3.93%-0.76%
Bantigue1.36%630701-10.13%-2.01%
Binuntucan10.20%4,7374,918-3.68%-0.71%
Cabugao1.02%472558-15.41%-3.14%
Gabuc1.12%521607-14.17%-2.87%
Guba1.36%6325897.30%1.35%
Hipona5.48%2,5462,5111.39%0.26%
Ilawod4.69%2,1762,263-3.84%-0.74%
Ilaya2.19%1,0191,081-5.74%-1.12%
Intungcan2.89%1,3421,07724.61%4.28%
Jolongajog4.43%2,0561,9734.21%0.79%
Lantangan4.91%2,2792,1714.97%0.93%
Linampongan3.05%1,4141,22915.05%2.71%
Malag‑it4.94%2,2931,67936.57%6.11%
Manapao1.66%7707670.39%0.07%
Rizal5.34%2,4782,2997.79%1.44%
San Pedro2.78%1,2931,14213.22%2.39%
Solo1.99%92677719.18%3.40%
Sublangon4.57%2,1242,0881.72%0.33%
Tabuc8.02%3,7253,25414.47%2.61%
Tacas9.54%4,4313,97911.36%2.07%
Yatingan3.71%1,7211,40122.84%3.99%
Pontevedra Total46,42843,5256.67%1.24%

Historical population

The population of Pontevedra grew from 20,965 in 1960 to 46,428 in 2015, an increase of 25,463 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.24%, or an increase of 2,903 people, from the previous population of 43,525 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
20,965
25,3141.86%
27,2661.50%
30,4892.26%
36,7481.89%
38,2230.74%
40,1031.03%
42,0030.64%
43,5251.30%
46,4281.24%

Location

The municipal center of Pontevedra is situated at approximately 11° 29' North, 122° 50' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.5 meters or 14.7 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 Pontevedra are Roxas City, Passi, Victorias, Silay, Cadiz, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Panitan, Panay, President Roxas, Maayon, Ivisan, and Pilar. Its distance from the national capital is 398.33 kilometers (247.51 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Panitan, Capiz, 7.28 kilometers (4.53 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S73°W)
  • Panay, Capiz, 9.24 kilometers (5.74 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N29°W)
  • President Roxas, Capiz, 11.68 kilometers (7.26 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S61°E)
  • Maayon, Capiz, 11.86 kilometers (7.37 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S28°W)
  • Ivisan, Capiz, 16.09 kilometers (10.00 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N74°W)
  • Pilar, Capiz, 17.86 kilometers (11.10 miles) to the East (N88°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 398.33 kilometers (247.51 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N30°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 46,428, ranked 580 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 50.54 square kilometers, ranked 840 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 355 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 562 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.24%, ranked 866 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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