Cordova, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count13
Postal code6017
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCebu Strait
Area (2007)17.15 km2 (6.62 sq mi)
Population (2015)59,712
Density (2015)3,482 / km2 (9,020 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 15' North, 123° 57' East (10.2515, 123.9499)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.7 meters (25.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 17.15 square kilometers or 6.62 square miles which constitutes 0.35% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 59,712. This represented 2.03% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.81% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 3,482 inhabitants per square kilometer or 9,020 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Cordova has 13 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)
Alegria5.93%3,5402,87423.17%4.05%
Bangbang8.85%5,2874,32522.24%3.90%
Buagsong6.59%3,9363,35017.49%3.12%
Catarman7.70%4,5963,74122.85%4.00%
Cogon4.55%2,7152,5855.03%0.94%
Dapitan5.27%3,1492,9935.21%0.97%
Day‑as7.10%4,2413,61717.25%3.08%
Gabi7.89%4,7133,47835.51%5.96%
Gilutongan2.75%1,6401,44213.73%2.48%
Ibabao13.99%8,3556,94920.23%3.57%
Pilipog7.16%4,2733,64217.33%3.09%
Poblacion16.12%9,6258,60311.88%2.16%
San Miguel6.10%3,6422,75432.24%5.47%
Cordova Total59,71250,35318.59%3.30%

Historical population

The population of Cordova grew from 9,298 in 1960 to 59,712 in 2015, an increase of 50,414 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.30%, or an increase of 9,359 people, from the previous population of 50,353 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,298
12,5382.97%
14,1012.39%
16,4553.13%
22,3313.10%
26,6133.34%
34,0325.41%
45,0663.95%
50,3534.12%
59,7123.30%

Location

The municipal center of Cordova is situated at approximately 10° 15' North, 123° 57' East, in the island of Mactan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.7 meters or 25.3 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 Cordova are Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Cebu City, Talisay, Naga, and Danao. The nearest municipalities are Consolacion, Minglanilla, Liloan, Compostela, Getafe, and Buenavista. Its distance from the national capital is 578.48 kilometers (359.45 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Consolacion, Cebu, 13.85 kilometers (8.61 miles) to the North (N3°E)
  • Minglanilla, Cebu, 16.83 kilometers (10.46 miles) to the West (S88°W)
  • Liloan, Cebu, 17.31 kilometers (10.76 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N18°E)
  • Compostela, Cebu, 23.69 kilometers (14.72 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N16°E)
  • Getafe, Bohol, 24.98 kilometers (15.52 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S63°E)
  • Buenavista, Bohol, 25.95 kilometers (16.13 miles) to the Southeast (S43°E)

Nearest cities

  • Lapu-Lapu, 6.57 kilometers (4.08 miles) to the North (N0°W)
  • Mandaue, 8.11 kilometers (5.04 miles) to the North (N5°W)
  • Cebu City, 8.91 kilometers (5.53 miles) to the Northwest (N44°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 11.27 kilometers (7.00 miles) to the West (S86°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 21.68 kilometers (13.47 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S78°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 30.93 kilometers (19.22 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N16°E)

Distance from Manila: 578.48 kilometers (359.45 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 59,712, ranked 412 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 6.62 square kilometers, ranked 1,603 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 3,482 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 51 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.30%, ranked 89 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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