Tapaz, Province of Capiz

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceCapiz
Barangay count58
Postal code5814
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)517.18 km2 (199.68 sq mi)
Population (2015)51,313
Density (2015)99 / km2 (257 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 16' North, 122° 32' East (11.2615, 122.5374)
Estimated elevation above sea level45.5 meters (149.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 517.18 square kilometers or 199.68 square miles which constitutes 19.93% of Capiz's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 51,313. This represented 6.74% of the total population of Capiz province, or 0.68% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 99 inhabitants per square kilometer or 257 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tapaz has 58 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)
Abangay1.14%583607-3.95%-0.77%
Acuña1.31%6746257.84%1.45%
Agcococ1.84%9458738.25%1.52%
Aglinab1.55%7957417.29%1.35%
Aglupacan0.31%158199-20.60%-4.30%
Agpalali1.22%62651920.62%3.63%
Apero1.68%864874-1.14%-0.22%
Artuz3.07%1,5771,4885.98%1.11%
Bag‑Ong Barrio2.23%1,1461,03410.83%1.98%
Bato‑bato0.71%364417-12.71%-2.55%
Buri1.01%5184954.65%0.87%
Camburanan2.72%1,3951,25710.98%2.00%
Candelaria4.00%2,0532,066-0.63%-0.12%
Carida2.23%1,1451,1014.00%0.75%
Cristina2.64%1,3551,2686.86%1.27%
Da‑an Banwa1.63%83571317.11%3.05%
Da‑an Norte1.37%70262113.04%2.36%
Da‑an Sur1.72%88166432.68%5.53%
Garcia1.42%73161019.84%3.51%
Gebio‑an1.65%84870220.80%3.66%
Hilwan1.56%7997279.90%1.81%
Initan1.93%9901,036-4.44%-0.86%
Katipunan1.81%9279012.89%0.54%
Lagdungan2.04%1,0489668.49%1.56%
Lahug0.66%3403264.29%0.80%
Libertad1.28%65957814.01%2.53%
Mabini0.72%3693505.43%1.01%
Maliao1.26%646677-4.58%-0.89%
Malitbog2.22%1,1401,160-1.72%-0.33%
Minan1.25%6416164.06%0.76%
Nayawan0.70%3573308.18%1.51%
Poblacion5.42%2,7832,51610.61%1.94%
Rizal Norte0.48%24717640.34%6.67%
Rizal Sur0.93%4764515.54%1.03%
Roosevelt1.33%6806524.29%0.80%
Roxas2.24%1,1491,0945.03%0.94%
Salong1.13%581582-0.17%-0.03%
San Antonio1.74%8958910.45%0.09%
San Francisco1.83%93881614.95%2.69%
San Jose1.35%69261712.16%2.21%
San Julian2.70%1,3881,2699.38%1.72%
San Miguel Ilawod1.81%93179417.25%3.08%
San Miguel Ilaya2.02%1,0351,0300.49%0.09%
San Nicolas5.18%2,6562,4767.27%1.35%
San Pedro0.88%45438817.01%3.04%
San Roque1.98%1,0169942.21%0.42%
San Vicente0.94%48229662.84%9.73%
Santa Ana2.09%1,0741,094-1.83%-0.35%
Santa Petronila0.95%48843811.42%2.08%
Senonod0.56%28624715.79%2.83%
Siya1.76%90479813.28%2.40%
Switch2.48%1,2721,286-1.09%-0.21%
Tabon1.24%637704-9.52%-1.89%
Tacayan0.75%385422-8.77%-1.73%
Taft2.61%1,3411,2943.63%0.68%
Taganghin1.13%58046125.81%4.47%
Taslan1.55%7977476.69%1.24%
Wright2.02%1,0359775.94%1.10%
Tapaz Total51,31348,0516.79%1.26%

Historical population

The population of Tapaz grew from 21,178 in 1960 to 51,313 in 2015, an increase of 30,135 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.26%, or an increase of 3,262 people, from the previous population of 48,051 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,178
26,4822.21%
30,5892.94%
35,1292.81%
40,9421.54%
40,809-0.06%
44,0851.67%
47,0590.90%
48,0510.76%
51,3131.26%

Location

The municipal center of Tapaz is situated at approximately 11° 16' North, 122° 32' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 45.5 meters or 149.2 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 Tapaz are Passi, Roxas City, Iloilo City, Silay, Victorias, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Bingawan, Dumalag, Calinog, Dumarao, Jamindan, and Cuartero. Its distance from the national capital is 405.22 kilometers (251.79 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Bingawan, Iloilo, 4.56 kilometers (2.83 miles) to the Southeast (S46°E)
  • Dumalag, Capiz, 10.32 kilometers (6.41 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N63°E)
  • Calinog, Iloilo, 15.38 kilometers (9.55 miles) to the South (S0°E)
  • Dumarao, Capiz, 16.36 kilometers (10.16 miles) to the East (N89°E)
  • Jamindan, Capiz, 16.57 kilometers (10.29 miles) to the North (N10°W)
  • Cuartero, Capiz, 16.89 kilometers (10.49 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N58°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 405.22 kilometers (251.79 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 51,313, ranked 517 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 199.68 square kilometers, ranked 137 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 99 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,339 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.26%, ranked 847 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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