Pontevedra, Province of Capiz

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceCapiz
Barangay count26
Postal code5802
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Panay
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%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pontevedra for the fiscal year of 2016 was 110,533,375.68.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200954,882,099.40
201065,731,938.5619.77%
201170,924,242.747.90%
201269,705,270.11-1.72%
201377,968,327.1111.85%
201489,234,151.5114.45%
201598,908,456.8210.84%
2016110,533,375.6811.75%

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 Pontevedra is 10 to 14, with 4,879 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 518 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1860
1 to 43,714
5 to 94,795
10 to 144,879
15 to 194,839
20 to 244,126
25 to 293,443
30 to 343,031
35 to 393,098
40 to 442,613
45 to 492,513
50 to 542,139
55 to 591,851
60 to 641,531
65 to 691,099
70 to 74794
75 to 79585
80 and over518
Total46,428

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 573 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 50.54 square kilometers, ranked 835 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 355 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 556 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.24%, ranked 1,197 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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