Batuan, Province of Bohol

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count15
Postal code6318
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Bohol
Area (2007)48.79 km2 (18.84 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,767
Density (2015)262 / km2 (678 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 47' North, 124° 9' East (9.7840, 124.1491)
Estimated elevation above sea level304.1 meters (997.4 feet)

Batuan is a landlocked municipality in the island province of Bohol.

The municipality has a land area of 48.79 square kilometers or 18.84 square miles which constitutes 1.01% of Bohol's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,767. This represented 0.97% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.17% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 262 inhabitants per square kilometer or 678 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Batuan has 15 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)
Aloja3.32%424437-2.97%-0.57%
Behind The Clouds1.83%234256-8.59%-1.70%
Cabacnitan5.49%70159617.62%3.14%
Cambacay5.27%67358515.04%2.70%
Cantigdas6.16%7867356.94%1.29%
Garcia3.73%476546-12.82%-2.58%
Janlud6.11%78070310.95%2.00%
Poblacion Norte15.57%1,9881,8895.24%0.98%
Poblacion Sur10.28%1,3131,353-2.96%-0.57%
Poblacion Vieja7.04%8998940.56%0.11%
Quezon4.77%6096031.00%0.19%
Quirino3.76%4804477.38%1.37%
Rizal10.14%1,2951,2771.41%0.27%
Rosariohan7.28%929939-1.06%-0.20%
Santa Cruz9.24%1,1801,1710.77%0.15%
Batuan Total12,76712,4312.70%0.51%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Batuan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 51,547,299.68.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200929,750,899.92
201031,321,024.115.28%
201134,463,297.4510.03%
201233,003,524.10-4.24%
201336,622,011.5710.96%
201442,065,360.7014.86%
201546,435,046.9810.39%
201651,547,299.6811.01%

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 Batuan is 10 to 14, with 1,523 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 213 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1214
1 to 41,047
5 to 91,492
10 to 141,523
15 to 191,116
20 to 24850
25 to 29814
30 to 34763
35 to 39749
40 to 44775
45 to 49668
50 to 54598
55 to 59558
60 to 64426
65 to 69411
70 to 74308
75 to 79213
80 and over242
Total12,767

Historical population

The population of Batuan grew from 7,758 in 1960 to 12,767 in 2015, an increase of 5,009 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.51%, or an increase of 336 people, from the previous population of 12,431 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,758
8,7121.14%
9,9402.68%
9,833-0.22%
11,4381.52%
11,8980.74%
11,835-0.11%
12,1370.35%
12,4310.88%
12,7670.51%

Location

The municipal center of Batuan is situated at approximately 9° 47' North, 124° 9' East, in the island of Bohol. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 304.1 meters or 997.4 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 Batuan are Tagbilaran, Talisay, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga, and Cebu City. The nearest municipalities are Carmen, Bilar, Sevilla, Sagbayan, Sierra Bullones, and Catigbian. Its distance from the national capital is 633.72 kilometers (393.78 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Carmen, Bohol, 6.95 kilometers (4.32 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Bilar, Bohol, 9.84 kilometers (6.11 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S30°W)
  • Sevilla, Bohol, 14.38 kilometers (8.94 miles) to the Southwest (S51°W)
  • Sagbayan, Bohol, 15.54 kilometers (9.66 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N23°W)
  • Sierra Bullones, Bohol, 15.84 kilometers (9.84 miles) to the East (N80°E)
  • Catigbian, Bohol, 17.96 kilometers (11.16 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tagbilaran, Bohol, 35.82 kilometers (22.26 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S64°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 60.75 kilometers (37.75 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 62.26 kilometers (38.68 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)
  • Mandaue, 63.92 kilometers (39.72 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N21°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 63.75 kilometers (39.61 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)
  • Cebu City, 64.50 kilometers (40.08 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

Distance from Manila: 633.72 kilometers (393.78 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,767, ranked 1,468 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 18.84 square kilometers, ranked 1,393 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 262 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 778 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.51%, ranked 1,551 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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