Asturias, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count27
Postal code6042
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait
Area (2007)190.45 km2 (73.53 sq mi)
Population (2015)47,857
Density (2015)251 / km2 (651 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 34' North, 123° 43' East (10.5678, 123.7156)
Estimated elevation above sea level0.6 meters (1.9 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 190.45 square kilometers or 73.53 square miles which constitutes 3.85% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 47,857. This represented 1.63% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.65% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 251 inhabitants per square kilometer or 651 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Asturias has 27 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)
Agbanga1.75%8387866.62%1.23%
Agtugop2.06%9849088.37%1.54%
Bago4.05%1,9401,8803.19%0.60%
Bairan1.83%87671422.69%3.97%
Banban1.68%805884-8.94%-1.77%
Baye1.30%62146035.00%5.88%
Bog‑o0.81%39026746.07%7.48%
Kaluangan1.36%6505929.80%1.80%
Lanao1.38%660782-15.60%-3.18%
Langub7.65%3,6633,16315.81%2.83%
Looc Norte5.09%2,4362,710-10.11%-2.01%
Lunas5.02%2,4012,12712.88%2.33%
Magcalape0.88%42036415.38%2.76%
Manguiao3.68%1,7601,6278.17%1.51%
New Bago3.64%1,7411,51015.30%2.75%
Owak8.06%3,8553,872-0.44%-0.08%
Poblacion11.43%5,4725,2384.47%0.84%
Saksak0.64%306359-14.76%-3.00%
San Isidro6.06%2,8992,7435.69%1.06%
San Roque5.62%2,6902,30816.55%2.96%
Santa Lucia8.32%3,9843,49414.02%2.53%
Santa Rita2.25%1,0761,0274.77%0.89%
Tag‑amakan1.86%89176316.78%3.00%
Tagbubonga0.96%4614580.66%0.12%
Tubigagmanok9.39%4,4964,3253.95%0.74%
Tubod1.86%89272523.03%4.03%
Ubogon1.36%6506460.62%0.12%
Asturias Total47,85744,7326.99%1.29%

Historical population

The population of Asturias grew from 28,818 in 1960 to 47,857 in 2015, an increase of 19,039 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.29%, or an increase of 3,125 people, from the previous population of 44,732 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
28,818
25,157-1.32%
26,4110.98%
28,6551.64%
30,4040.59%
33,3551.75%
38,9613.39%
40,9390.69%
44,7323.28%
47,8571.29%

Location

The municipal center of Asturias is situated at approximately 10° 34' North, 123° 43' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 0.6 meters or 1.9 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 Asturias are Toledo, San Carlos, Cebu City, Danao, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu. The nearest municipalities are Balamban, Tuburan, Calatrava, Toboso, Tabuelan, and Carmen. Its distance from the national capital is 535.15 kilometers (332.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Toledo, Cebu, 22.99 kilometers (14.28 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S22°W)
  • San Carlos, Negros Occidental, 33.89 kilometers (21.06 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S74°W)
  • Cebu City, 34.59 kilometers (21.50 miles) to the Southeast (S34°E)
  • Danao, Cebu, 34.48 kilometers (21.43 miles) to the East (S81°E)
  • Mandaue, 36.65 kilometers (22.77 miles) to the Southeast (S43°E)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 38.25 kilometers (23.76 miles) to the Southeast (S42°E)

Distance from Manila: 535.15 kilometers (332.53 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 47,857, ranked 559 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 73.53 square kilometers, ranked 581 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 251 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 818 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.29%, ranked 813 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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