Cordova, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count13
Postal code6017
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCebu Strait
Philippine major island(s)Mactan
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%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Cordova for the fiscal year of 2016 was 130,062,371.57.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200959,080,254.99
201062,293,664.685.44%
201171,778,465.1015.23%
201264,824,664.98-9.69%
201377,796,161.5020.01%
201491,394,523.2117.48%
2015120,921,601.1932.31%
2016130,062,371.577.56%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Cordova is 5 to 9, with 6,463 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 273 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,369
1 to 45,266
5 to 96,463
10 to 146,206
15 to 195,937
20 to 245,840
25 to 295,368
30 to 344,800
35 to 394,303
40 to 443,539
45 to 492,972
50 to 542,254
55 to 591,943
60 to 641,395
65 to 69888
70 to 74545
75 to 79351
80 and over273
Total59,712

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 399 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 6.62 square kilometers, ranked 1,589 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 3,482 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 48 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.30%, ranked 212 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. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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