Compostela, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count17
Postal code6003
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea
Area (2007)53.90 km2 (20.81 sq mi)
Population (2015)47,898
Density (2015)889 / km2 (2,302 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 27' North, 124° 1' East (10.4571, 124.0104)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.8 meters (41.9 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 53.90 square kilometers or 20.81 square miles which constitutes 1.09% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 47,898. 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 889 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,302 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Compostela has 17 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)
Bagalnga4.77%2,2831,92218.78%3.33%
Basak3.70%1,7731,6954.60%0.86%
Buluang2.85%1,3651,2598.42%1.55%
Cabadiangan4.77%2,2842,1118.20%1.51%
Cambayog2.68%1,2831,16510.13%1.85%
Canamucan9.07%4,3454,0587.07%1.31%
Cogon15.36%7,3575,51733.35%5.63%
Dapdap2.53%1,2121,1515.30%0.99%
Estaca13.21%6,3275,17722.21%3.89%
Lupa1.82%8738127.51%1.39%
Magay4.99%2,3912,539-5.83%-1.14%
Mulao3.34%1,6001,5384.03%0.76%
Panangban2.30%1,1041,125-1.87%-0.36%
Poblacion21.65%10,3729,5368.77%1.61%
Tag‑ube2.61%1,2501,2033.91%0.73%
Tamiao3.20%1,5331,22525.14%4.36%
Tubigan1.14%5465410.92%0.18%
Compostela Total47,89842,57412.51%2.27%

Historical population

The population of Compostela grew from 11,862 in 1960 to 47,898 in 2015, an increase of 36,036 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.27%, or an increase of 5,324 people, from the previous population of 42,574 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,862
13,9311.59%
15,5062.17%
17,5042.45%
22,0062.32%
26,4993.54%
31,4463.74%
39,1673.07%
42,5743.08%
47,8982.27%

Location

The municipal center of Compostela is situated at approximately 10° 27' North, 124° 1' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.8 meters or 41.9 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 Compostela are Danao, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City, Talisay, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Liloan, Consolacion, Carmen, Cordova, Catmon, and Sogod. Its distance from the national capital is 563.50 kilometers (350.15 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Liloan, Cebu, 6.41 kilometers (3.98 miles) to the South (S11°W)
  • Consolacion, Cebu, 10.65 kilometers (6.62 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S33°W)
  • Carmen, Cebu, 14.38 kilometers (8.94 miles) to the North (N3°E)
  • Cordova, Cebu, 23.69 kilometers (14.72 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S16°W)
  • Catmon, Cebu, 29.26 kilometers (18.18 miles) to the North (N1°E)
  • Sogod, Cebu, 32.35 kilometers (20.10 miles) to the North (N1°W)

Nearest cities

  • Danao, Cebu, 7.24 kilometers (4.50 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N14°E)
  • Mandaue, 16.43 kilometers (10.21 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S27°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 17.50 kilometers (10.87 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S22°W)
  • Cebu City, 20.82 kilometers (12.94 miles) to the Southwest (S38°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 29.52 kilometers (18.34 miles) to the Southwest (S37°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 39.03 kilometers (24.25 miles) to the Southwest (S45°W)

Distance from Manila: 563.50 kilometers (350.15 miles) to the Northwest (N35°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 47,898, ranked 554 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 20.81 square kilometers, ranked 1,363 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 889 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 200 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.27%, 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. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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