Alcantara, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count9
Postal code6033
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Cebu
Area (2007)35.20 km2 (13.59 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,160
Density (2015)431 / km2 (1,116 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 58' North, 123° 24' East (9.9707, 123.4075)
Estimated elevation above sea level20.7 meters (67.8 feet)

Alcantara is a coastal municipality in the island province of Cebu.

The municipality has a land area of 35.20 square kilometers or 13.59 square miles which constitutes 0.71% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,160. This represented 0.52% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.20% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 431 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,116 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Alcantara has 9 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)
Cabadiangan6.39%9689136.02%1.12%
Cabil‑isan5.63%85470820.62%3.63%
Candabong15.97%2,4212,14213.03%2.36%
Lawaan11.25%1,7061,43818.64%3.31%
Manga13.16%1,9951,69317.84%3.17%
Palanas17.49%2,6512,31414.56%2.62%
Poblacion16.09%2,4402,4380.08%0.02%
Polo9.95%1,5081,33712.79%2.32%
Salagmaya4.07%6175737.68%1.42%
Alcantara Total15,16013,55611.83%2.15%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Alcantara for the fiscal year of 2016 was 49,407,240.28.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200928,104,812.97
201029,625,570.925.41%
201132,894,650.7811.03%
201232,138,174.57-2.30%
201335,569,247.6810.68%
201440,248,374.4913.15%
201545,592,246.6513.28%
201649,407,240.288.37%

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 Alcantara is 5 to 9, with 1,762 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 192 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1318
1 to 41,381
5 to 91,762
10 to 141,611
15 to 191,487
20 to 241,395
25 to 291,202
30 to 34955
35 to 39847
40 to 44775
45 to 49729
50 to 54683
55 to 59534
60 to 64433
65 to 69360
70 to 74292
75 to 79192
80 and over204
Total15,160

Historical population

The population of Alcantara grew from 5,625 in 1960 to 15,160 in 2015, an increase of 9,535 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.15%, or an increase of 1,604 people, from the previous population of 13,556 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,625
6,8661.97%
7,7522.47%
7,8820.33%
9,5591.95%
10,2241.27%
11,5322.61%
13,0361.71%
13,5561.43%
15,1602.15%

Location

The municipal center of Alcantara is situated at approximately 9° 58' North, 123° 24' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 20.7 meters or 67.8 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 Alcantara are Guihulngan, Carcar, Naga, Canlaon, Toledo, and Bais. The nearest municipalities are Ronda, Moalboal, Dumanjug, Badian, Barili, and La Libertad. Its distance from the national capital is 575.24 kilometers (357.44 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Ronda, Cebu, 3.26 kilometers (2.02 miles) to the North (N5°E)
  • Moalboal, Cebu, 4.00 kilometers (2.49 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S24°W)
  • Dumanjug, Cebu, 10.14 kilometers (6.30 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N19°E)
  • Badian, Cebu, 11.27 kilometers (7.01 miles) to the South (S5°W)
  • Barili, Cebu, 19.45 kilometers (12.08 miles) to the Northeast (N35°E)
  • La Libertad, Negros Oriental, 20.02 kilometers (12.44 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N72°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 575.24 kilometers (357.44 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,160, ranked 1,397 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 13.59 square kilometers, ranked 1,493 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 431 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 450 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.15%, ranked 277 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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