Moalboal, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count15
Postal code6032
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait
Area (2007)124.86 km2 (48.21 sq mi)
Population (2015)31,130
Density (2015)249 / km2 (646 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 56' North, 123° 24' East (9.9376, 123.3928)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.3 meters (23.8 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 124.86 square kilometers or 48.21 square miles which constitutes 2.53% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 31,130. This represented 1.06% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.42% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 249 inhabitants per square kilometer or 646 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Moalboal has 15 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)
Agbalanga3.02%9409162.62%0.49%
Bala2.25%7006970.43%0.08%
Balabagon5.86%1,8251,57216.09%2.88%
Basdiot19.11%5,9495,29112.44%2.26%
Batadbatad4.23%1,3181,2485.61%1.04%
Bugho5.86%1,8241,43027.55%4.74%
Buguil2.43%7567106.48%1.20%
Busay4.20%1,3091,16712.17%2.21%
Lanao4.57%1,4241,3525.33%0.99%
Poblacion East8.10%2,5212,22313.41%2.42%
Poblacion West10.41%3,2402,74218.16%3.23%
Saavedra9.25%2,8812,61810.05%1.84%
Tomonoy6.48%2,0181,8747.68%1.42%
Tuble6.46%2,0121,59126.46%4.57%
Tunga7.75%2,4132,2457.48%1.38%
Moalboal Total31,13027,67612.48%2.26%

Historical population

The population of Moalboal grew from 13,745 in 1960 to 31,130 in 2015, an increase of 17,385 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.26%, or an increase of 3,454 people, from the previous population of 27,676 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,745
15,6791.30%
16,1820.64%
16,4200.29%
20,0412.01%
22,0211.78%
23,4021.31%
27,3982.20%
27,6760.37%
31,1302.26%

Location

The municipal center of Moalboal is situated at approximately 9° 56' North, 123° 24' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.3 meters or 23.8 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 Moalboal are Guihulngan, Carcar, Bais, Naga, Canlaon, and Tanjay. The nearest municipalities are Alcantara, Ronda, Badian, Dumanjug, La Libertad, and Jimalalud. Its distance from the national capital is 577.78 kilometers (359.01 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 577.78 kilometers (359.01 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 31,130, ranked 906 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 48.21 square kilometers, ranked 877 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 249 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 820 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.26%, ranked 280 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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