Medellin, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count19
Postal code6012
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesVisayan Sea
Area (2007)73.19 km2 (28.26 sq mi)
Population (2015)55,332
Density (2015)756 / km2 (1,958 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 8' North, 123° 58' East (11.1276, 123.9621)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.8 meters (32.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 73.19 square kilometers or 28.26 square miles which constitutes 1.48% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 55,332. This represented 1.88% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.75% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 756 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,958 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Medellin has 19 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)
Antipolo9.00%4,9814,44012.18%2.21%
Canhabagat4.26%2,3552,1459.79%1.79%
Caputatan Norte5.22%2,8902,52014.68%2.64%
Caputatan Sur4.90%2,7121,96238.23%6.36%
Curva4.05%2,2412,0499.37%1.72%
Daanlungsod6.84%3,7823,32813.64%2.46%
Dalingding Sur1.75%97082118.15%3.23%
Dayhagon3.26%1,8031,6787.45%1.38%
Don Virgilio Gonzales2.66%1,4731,28714.45%2.60%
Gibitngil3.85%2,1281,88013.19%2.39%
Kawit13.78%7,6266,27921.45%3.77%
Lamintak Norte3.85%2,1302,1160.66%0.13%
Lamintak Sur4.67%2,5832,4007.63%1.41%
Luy‑a3.50%1,9381,70014.00%2.53%
Maharuhay2.67%1,4771,809-18.35%-3.79%
Mahawak5.53%3,0603,363-9.01%-1.78%
Panugnawan4.14%2,2902,2332.55%0.48%
Poblacion9.94%5,5004,61719.12%3.39%
Tindog6.13%3,3933,420-0.79%-0.15%
Medellin Total55,33250,04710.56%1.93%

Historical population

The population of Medellin grew from 21,188 in 1960 to 55,332 in 2015, an increase of 34,144 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.93%, or an increase of 5,285 people, from the previous population of 50,047 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,188
26,2152.10%
27,4740.95%
28,6410.84%
34,1841.79%
41,7963.84%
43,1130.67%
44,8600.55%
50,0474.06%
55,3321.93%

Location

The municipal center of Medellin is situated at approximately 11° 8' North, 123° 58' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.8 meters or 32.3 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 Medellin are Bogo, Escalante, Sagay, Danao, Ormoc, and Cadiz. The nearest municipalities are San Remigio, Daanbantayan, Santa Fe, Tabogon, Bantayan, and Madridejos. Its distance from the national capital is 501.52 kilometers (311.63 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • San Remigio, Cebu, 5.86 kilometers (3.64 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S28°W)
  • Daanbantayan, Cebu, 14.19 kilometers (8.82 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N17°E)
  • Santa Fe, Cebu, 17.44 kilometers (10.83 miles) to the West (N80°W)
  • Tabogon, Cebu, 21.90 kilometers (13.61 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S19°E)
  • Bantayan, Cebu, 26.78 kilometers (16.64 miles) to the West (N81°W)
  • Madridejos, Cebu, 31.39 kilometers (19.50 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 501.52 kilometers (311.63 miles) to the Northwest (N40°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 55,332, ranked 462 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 28.26 square kilometers, ranked 1,216 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 756 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 245 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.93%, ranked 402 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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