La Castellana, Province of Negros Occidental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceNegros Occidental
Barangay count13
Postal code6131
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)185.22 km2 (71.51 sq mi)
Population (2015)74,855
Density (2015)404 / km2 (1,047 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 19' North, 123° 1' East (10.3230, 123.0187)
Estimated elevation above sea level64.0 meters (209.8 feet)

La Castellana is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Negros Occidental.

The municipality has a land area of 185.22 square kilometers or 71.51 square miles which constitutes 2.37% of Negros Occidental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 74,855. This represented 3.00% of the total population of Negros Occidental province, or 0.99% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 404 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,047 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

La Castellana has 13 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)
Biaknabato4.46%3,3423,3200.66%0.13%
Cabacungan9.91%7,4157,0625.00%0.93%
Cabagnaan4.96%3,7163,6661.36%0.26%
Camandag6.17%4,6224,5381.85%0.35%
Lalagsan4.10%3,0722,73712.24%2.22%
Manghanoy7.15%5,3534,9548.05%1.49%
Mansalanao3.75%2,8052,6874.39%0.82%
Masulog4.81%3,6003,3985.94%1.11%
Nato5.14%3,8463,6226.18%1.15%
Puso3.33%2,4902,3904.18%0.78%
Robles26.12%19,55118,0868.10%1.49%
Sag‑Ang17.50%13,10312,7562.72%0.51%
Talaptap2.59%1,9401,7977.96%1.47%
La Castellana Total74,85571,0135.41%1.01%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of La Castellana for the fiscal year of 2016 was 152,816,885.33.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200989,732,109.97
201097,576,386.588.74%
2011105,436,461.278.06%
2012102,347,314.63-2.93%
2013111,351,123.948.80%
2014124,495,095.2411.80%
2015141,373,085.0813.56%
2016152,816,885.338.09%

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 La Castellana is 5 to 9, with 9,054 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 635 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,608
1 to 47,318
5 to 99,054
10 to 148,854
15 to 197,524
20 to 246,208
25 to 295,348
30 to 344,585
35 to 394,375
40 to 444,034
45 to 493,722
50 to 543,486
55 to 592,818
60 to 642,129
65 to 691,440
70 to 74989
75 to 79728
80 and over635
Total74,855

Historical population

The population of La Castellana grew from 35,630 in 1960 to 74,855 in 2015, an increase of 39,225 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.01%, or an increase of 3,842 people, from the previous population of 71,013 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
35,630
34,881-0.21%
41,8213.71%
44,6841.33%
54,3681.98%
59,6201.74%
59,102-0.19%
70,8382.53%
71,0130.09%
74,8551.01%

Location

The municipal center of La Castellana is situated at approximately 10° 19' North, 123° 1' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 64.0 meters or 209.8 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 La Castellana are La Carlota, Canlaon, Himamaylan, Bago, Guihulngan, and Bacolod. The nearest municipalities are Moises Padilla, Isabela, Pontevedra, Hinigaran, San Enrique, and Binalbagan. Its distance from the national capital is 521.53 kilometers (324.06 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 521.53 kilometers (324.06 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 74,855, ranked 260 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 71.51 square kilometers, ranked 576 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 404 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 468 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.01%, ranked 1,171 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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