Oslob, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count21
Postal code6025
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea
Area (2007)134.75 km2 (52.03 sq mi)
Population (2015)27,893
Density (2015)207 / km2 (536 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 31' North, 123° 26' East (9.5215, 123.4324)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.4 meters (24.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 134.75 square kilometers or 52.03 square miles which constitutes 2.73% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 27,893. This represented 0.95% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.38% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 207 inhabitants per square kilometer or 536 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Oslob has 21 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)
Alo5.00%1,3951,3890.43%0.08%
Bangcogon3.97%1,10895216.39%2.93%
Bonbon4.67%1,3031,2266.28%1.17%
Calumpang3.87%1,08094114.77%2.66%
Cañang3.74%1,0441,0103.37%0.63%
Canangca‑an2.12%591603-1.99%-0.38%
Cansalo‑ay2.09%58448719.92%3.52%
Can‑ukban1.87%522525-0.57%-0.11%
Daanlungsod5.78%1,6121,5563.60%0.68%
Gawi6.04%1,6851,50911.66%2.12%
Hagdan2.34%652670-2.69%-0.52%
Lagunde10.15%2,8302,8290.04%0.01%
Looc4.17%1,1631,04810.97%2.00%
Luka4.45%1,2411,10612.21%2.22%
Mainit5.00%1,3941,3126.25%1.16%
Manlum1.48%414456-9.21%-1.82%
Nueva Caceres4.05%1,12999113.93%2.51%
Poblacion15.14%4,2244,0374.63%0.87%
Pungtod5.57%1,5551,4219.43%1.73%
Tan‑awan5.12%1,4291,16922.24%3.90%
Tumalog3.36%9388796.71%1.24%
Oslob Total27,89326,1166.80%1.26%

Historical population

The population of Oslob grew from 14,497 in 1960 to 27,893 in 2015, an increase of 13,396 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.26%, or an increase of 1,777 people, from the previous population of 26,116 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,497
16,2901.15%
18,7992.92%
19,0530.27%
19,7820.38%
21,6861.74%
22,4720.77%
22,7320.16%
26,1165.18%
27,8931.26%

Location

The municipal center of Oslob is situated at approximately 9° 31' North, 123° 26' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.4 meters or 24.2 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 Oslob are Dumaguete, Tanjay, Bais, Tagbilaran, Carcar, and Guihulngan. The nearest municipalities are Boljoon, Samboan, Ginatilan, Santander, Malabuyoc, and Alcoy. Its distance from the national capital is 621.05 kilometers (385.90 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Boljoon, Cebu, 12.70 kilometers (7.89 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N23°E)
  • Samboan, Cebu, 13.64 kilometers (8.48 miles) to the West (N86°W)
  • Ginatilan, Cebu, 13.91 kilometers (8.64 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N68°W)
  • Santander, Cebu, 15.69 kilometers (9.75 miles) to the Southwest (S43°W)
  • Malabuyoc, Cebu, 18.69 kilometers (11.61 miles) to the Northwest (N39°W)
  • Alcoy, Cebu, 22.29 kilometers (13.85 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N21°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 621.05 kilometers (385.90 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 27,893, ranked 993 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 52.03 square kilometers, ranked 819 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 207 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 952 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.26%, ranked 847 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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