Bantayan, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count25
Postal code6052
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesVisayan Sea
Area (2007)81.68 km2 (31.54 sq mi)
Population (2015)79,084
Density (2015)968 / km2 (2,507 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 10' North, 123° 43' East (11.1667, 123.7202)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.4 meters (17.7 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 81.68 square kilometers or 31.54 square miles which constitutes 1.65% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 79,084. This represented 2.69% of the total population of Cebu province, or 1.07% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 968 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,507 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bantayan has 25 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)
Atop‑atop4.03%3,1872,71817.26%3.08%
Baigad1.96%1,5501,4159.54%1.75%
Bantigue6.62%5,2324,70311.25%2.05%
Baod3.84%3,0393,209-5.30%-1.03%
Binaobao3.74%2,9572,9191.30%0.25%
Botigues3.51%2,7732,7042.55%0.48%
Doong3.20%2,5312,3189.19%1.69%
Guiwanon3.20%2,5322,546-0.55%-0.10%
Hilotongan3.17%2,5062,06021.65%3.80%
Kabac5.64%4,4604,1647.11%1.32%
Kabangbang2.97%2,3452,3430.09%0.02%
Kampingganon1.26%1,0001,007-0.70%-0.13%
Kangkaibe2.97%2,3482,635-10.89%-2.17%
Lipayran4.43%3,5023,06714.18%2.56%
Luyongbaybay1.80%1,4231,456-2.27%-0.44%
Mojon3.45%2,7311,70460.27%9.40%
Obo‑ob2.64%2,0861,89310.20%1.87%
Patao7.30%5,7725,4755.42%1.01%
Putian2.29%1,8091,865-3.00%-0.58%
Sillon5.31%4,2034,0643.42%0.64%
Suba4.88%3,8593,960-2.55%-0.49%
Sulangan6.23%4,9254,5967.16%1.33%
Sungko4.19%3,3123,2960.49%0.09%
Tamiao2.66%2,1061,9796.42%1.19%
Ticad8.72%6,8966,6893.09%0.58%
Bantayan Total79,08474,7855.75%1.07%

Historical population

The population of Bantayan grew from 30,623 in 1960 to 79,084 in 2015, an increase of 48,461 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.07%, or an increase of 4,299 people, from the previous population of 74,785 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
30,623
40,0172.65%
43,8991.88%
47,7111.68%
60,0002.32%
62,2600.70%
68,1251.95%
71,6550.70%
74,7851.57%
79,0841.07%

Location

The municipal center of Bantayan is situated at approximately 11° 10' North, 123° 43' East, in the island of Bantayan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.4 meters or 17.7 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 Bantayan are Bogo, Escalante, Sagay, Cadiz, Victorias, and Danao. The nearest municipalities are Santa Fe, Madridejos, San Remigio, Medellin, Daanbantayan, and Tabuelan. Its distance from the national capital is 481.57 kilometers (299.23 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Santa Fe, Cebu, 9.35 kilometers (5.81 miles) to the East (S82°E)
  • Madridejos, Cebu, 14.34 kilometers (8.91 miles) to the North (N5°E)
  • San Remigio, Cebu, 25.46 kilometers (15.82 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S68°E)
  • Medellin, Cebu, 26.78 kilometers (16.64 miles) to the East (S81°E)
  • Daanbantayan, Cebu, 31.92 kilometers (19.83 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N73°E)
  • Tabuelan, Cebu, 41.38 kilometers (25.71 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S23°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 481.57 kilometers (299.23 miles) to the Northwest (N38°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 79,084, ranked 269 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 31.54 square kilometers, ranked 1,162 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 968 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 179 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.07%, ranked 1,017 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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