Boljoon, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count11
Postal code6024
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCebu Strait
Area (2007)117.00 km2 (45.17 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,344
Density (2015)140 / km2 (362 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 38' North, 123° 29' East (9.6268, 123.4786)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.5 meters (31.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 117.00 square kilometers or 45.17 square miles which constitutes 2.37% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,344. This represented 0.56% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.22% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 140 inhabitants per square kilometer or 362 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Boljoon has 11 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)
Arbor6.58%1,0761,0353.96%0.74%
Baclayan2.86%4684386.85%1.27%
El Pardo19.97%3,2642,95310.53%1.92%
Granada7.67%1,2531,04619.79%3.50%
Lower Becerril7.94%1,2971,15312.49%2.27%
Lunop5.60%9168744.81%0.90%
Nangka4.15%67959015.08%2.71%
Poblacion24.98%4,0823,70910.06%1.84%
San Antonio6.82%1,1141,125-0.98%-0.19%
South Granada5.13%8398133.20%0.60%
Upper Becerril8.30%1,3561,2915.03%0.94%
Boljoon Total16,34415,0278.76%1.61%

Historical population

The population of Boljoon grew from 9,151 in 1960 to 16,344 in 2015, an increase of 7,193 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.61%, or an increase of 1,317 people, from the previous population of 15,027 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,151
11,0491.86%
11,3590.56%
10,735-1.12%
11,6460.82%
12,3181.06%
13,3801.79%
14,8771.47%
15,0270.37%
16,3441.61%

Location

The municipal center of Boljoon is situated at approximately 9° 38' North, 123° 29' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.5 meters or 31.3 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 Boljoon are Tanjay, Bais, Dumaguete, Tagbilaran, Carcar, and Guihulngan. The nearest municipalities are Alcoy, Oslob, Dalaguete, Malabuyoc, Alegria, and Ginatilan. Its distance from the national capital is 612.75 kilometers (380.74 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Alcoy, Cebu, 9.61 kilometers (5.97 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N19°E)
  • Oslob, Cebu, 12.70 kilometers (7.89 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S23°W)
  • Dalaguete, Cebu, 16.19 kilometers (10.06 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N21°E)
  • Malabuyoc, Cebu, 17.18 kilometers (10.68 miles) to the West (N81°W)
  • Alegria, Cebu, 18.67 kilometers (11.60 miles) to the Northwest (N54°W)
  • Ginatilan, Cebu, 19.07 kilometers (11.85 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S70°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 612.75 kilometers (380.74 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,344, ranked 1,376 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.17 square kilometers, ranked 925 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 140 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,190 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.61%, ranked 582 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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