Balamban, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count28
Postal code6041
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait
Area (2007)333.56 km2 (128.79 sq mi)
Population (2015)87,177
Density (2015)261 / km2 (677 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 30' North, 123° 43' East (10.5039, 123.7187)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.8 meters (15.8 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 333.56 square kilometers or 128.79 square miles which constitutes 6.75% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 87,177. This represented 2.97% of the total population of Cebu province, or 1.18% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 261 inhabitants per square kilometer or 677 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balamban has 28 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)
Abucayan6.10%5,3154,59115.77%2.83%
Aliwanay3.76%3,2773,1862.86%0.54%
Arpili7.24%6,3124,87729.42%5.03%
Baliwagan6.30%5,4944,73416.05%2.88%
Bayong0.99%8611,037-16.97%-3.48%
Biasong3.23%2,8162,15530.67%5.23%
Buanoy13.83%12,0578,36844.08%7.20%
Cabagdalan0.97%84269820.63%3.64%
Cabasiangan1.41%1,2331,07814.38%2.59%
Cambuhawe3.87%3,3742,91615.71%2.82%
Cansomoroy2.20%1,9201,41535.69%5.98%
Cantibas1.54%1,3461,08424.17%4.21%
Cantuod3.93%3,4262,64129.72%5.08%
Duangan1.53%1,3341,2566.21%1.15%
Gaas3.34%2,9082,8123.41%0.64%
Ginatilan1.83%1,5921,4857.21%1.33%
Hingatmonan1.42%1,24197327.54%4.74%
Lamesa2.06%1,7991,6568.64%1.59%
Liki1.43%1,2431,2122.56%0.48%
Luca1.60%1,39976183.84%12.29%
Matun‑og1.15%1,00269344.59%7.27%
Nangka7.06%6,1514,42039.16%6.49%
Pondol11.32%9,8727,89725.01%4.34%
Prenza3.28%2,8632,28525.30%4.39%
Santa Cruz‑Santo Niño2.14%1,8661,6989.89%1.81%
Singsing2.15%1,8701,46227.91%4.80%
Sunog2.09%1,8251,998-8.66%-1.71%
Vito2.22%1,9391,8494.87%0.91%
Balamban Total87,17771,23722.38%3.92%

Historical population

The population of Balamban grew from 38,081 in 1960 to 87,177 in 2015, an increase of 49,096 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.92%, or an increase of 15,940 people, from the previous population of 71,237 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
38,081
36,416-0.44%
37,3510.51%
41,4982.13%
45,9091.02%
49,9831.61%
59,9223.97%
66,2611.40%
71,2372.67%
87,1773.92%

Location

The municipal center of Balamban is situated at approximately 10° 30' North, 123° 43' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.8 meters or 15.8 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 Balamban are Toledo, Cebu City, Mandaue, Talisay, Naga, and Lapu-Lapu. The nearest municipalities are Asturias, Tuburan, Calatrava, Pinamungajan, Minglanilla, and Consolacion. Its distance from the national capital is 541.24 kilometers (336.31 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Toledo, Cebu, 16.84 kilometers (10.47 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S32°W)
  • Cebu City, 28.79 kilometers (17.89 miles) to the Southeast (S41°E)
  • Mandaue, 31.56 kilometers (19.61 miles) to the Southeast (S51°E)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 31.95 kilometers (19.85 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S26°E)
  • Naga, Cebu, 32.85 kilometers (20.41 miles) to the South (S7°E)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 33.07 kilometers (20.55 miles) to the Southeast (S50°E)

Distance from Manila: 541.24 kilometers (336.31 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 87,177, ranked 230 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 128.79 square kilometers, ranked 274 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 261 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 786 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.92%, ranked 60 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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