Cortes, Province of Bohol

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count14
Postal code6341
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Bohol
Area (2007)27.32 km2 (10.55 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,954
Density (2015)621 / km2 (1,607 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 43' North, 123° 53' East (9.7224, 123.8791)
Estimated elevation above sea level41.5 meters (136.1 feet)

Cortes is a coastal municipality in the island province of Bohol.

The municipality has a land area of 27.32 square kilometers or 10.55 square miles which constitutes 0.57% of Bohol's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,954. This represented 1.29% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.23% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 621 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,607 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Cortes has 14 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)
De la Paz16.66%2,8242,54610.92%1.99%
Fatima6.52%1,10596214.86%2.67%
Loreto8.87%1,5041,3888.36%1.54%
Lourdes10.66%1,8081,6688.39%1.55%
Malayo Norte8.36%1,4181,2919.84%1.80%
Malayo Sur3.88%65859610.40%1.90%
Monserrat2.78%47139120.46%3.61%
New Lourdes5.76%97769939.77%6.58%
Patrocinio4.37%7416858.18%1.51%
Poblacion8.06%1,3671,2737.38%1.37%
Rosario4.33%7346689.88%1.81%
Salvador7.13%1,2081,1059.32%1.71%
San Roque6.44%1,0911,0226.75%1.25%
Upper de la Paz6.18%1,0481,0004.80%0.90%
Cortes Total16,95415,29410.85%1.98%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Cortes for the fiscal year of 2016 was 59,319,386.06.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200933,292,708.22
201037,210,380.3111.77%
201137,822,514.761.65%
201237,319,244.33-1.33%
201341,445,779.4911.06%
201446,182,908.7211.43%
201553,297,980.0115.41%
201659,319,386.0611.30%

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 Cortes is 10 to 14, with 1,727 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 243 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1306
1 to 41,240
5 to 91,659
10 to 141,727
15 to 191,580
20 to 241,489
25 to 291,317
30 to 341,208
35 to 391,104
40 to 441,053
45 to 49928
50 to 54856
55 to 59698
60 to 64504
65 to 69412
70 to 74350
75 to 79243
80 and over280
Total16,954

Historical population

The population of Cortes grew from 7,908 in 1960 to 16,954 in 2015, an increase of 9,046 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.98%, or an increase of 1,660 people, from the previous population of 15,294 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,908
8,8531.11%
9,0560.46%
9,3500.64%
10,5271.19%
11,1331.05%
12,7022.87%
14,5861.93%
15,2941.74%
16,9541.98%

Location

The municipal center of Cortes is situated at approximately 9° 43' North, 123° 53' East, in the island of Bohol. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 41.5 meters or 136.1 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 Cortes are Tagbilaran, Carcar, Naga, Talisay, Cebu City, and Lapu-Lapu. The nearest municipalities are Maribojoc, Corella, Antequera, Balilihan, Dauis, and Sikatuna. Its distance from the national capital is 624.12 kilometers (387.81 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Maribojoc, Bohol, 4.47 kilometers (2.78 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N63°W)
  • Corella, Bohol, 6.04 kilometers (3.75 miles) to the Southeast (S50°E)
  • Antequera, Bohol, 6.80 kilometers (4.23 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N18°E)
  • Balilihan, Bohol, 10.84 kilometers (6.73 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N70°E)
  • Dauis, Bohol, 10.98 kilometers (6.82 miles) to the South (S7°W)
  • Sikatuna, Bohol, 11.09 kilometers (6.89 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S70°E)

Nearest cities

  • Tagbilaran, Bohol, 9.39 kilometers (5.84 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S15°W)
  • Carcar, Cebu, 49.60 kilometers (30.82 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 55.50 kilometers (34.49 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N14°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 57.86 kilometers (35.96 miles) to the North (N3°W)
  • Cebu City, 64.90 kilometers (40.33 miles) to the North (N1°E)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 65.55 kilometers (40.73 miles) to the North (N7°E)

Distance from Manila: 624.12 kilometers (387.81 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N30°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,954, ranked 1,350 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 10.55 square kilometers, ranked 1,556 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 621 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 291 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.98%, ranked 349 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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