Santander, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count10
Postal code6026
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea, Tañon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Cebu
Area (2007)29.53 km2 (11.40 sq mi)
Population (2015)17,857
Density (2015)605 / km2 (1,566 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 25' North, 123° 20' East (9.4173, 123.3355)
Estimated elevation above sea level42.6 meters (139.8 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 29.53 square kilometers or 11.40 square miles which constitutes 0.60% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 17,857. This represented 0.61% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.24% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 605 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,566 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santander has 10 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)
Bunlan12.16%2,1711,92912.55%2.28%
Cabutongan5.88%1,0501,090-3.67%-0.71%
Candamiang5.73%1,02389913.79%2.49%
Canlumacad4.97%88776915.34%2.76%
Liloan12.43%2,2191,95013.79%2.49%
Lip‑tong8.04%1,4361,13826.19%4.53%
Looc11.50%2,0531,8998.11%1.50%
Pasil9.32%1,6651,5149.97%1.83%
Poblacion15.63%2,7912,5838.05%1.49%
Talisay14.35%2,5622,3349.77%1.79%
Santander Total17,85716,10510.88%1.99%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santander for the fiscal year of 2016 was 64,759,952.78.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200937,347,819.07
201039,166,742.814.87%
201142,148,398.737.61%
201241,431,865.78-1.70%
201345,603,448.2110.07%
201451,958,140.7013.93%
201558,276,902.8412.16%
201664,759,952.7811.12%

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 Santander is 5 to 9, with 1,933 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 237 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1343
1 to 41,448
5 to 91,933
10 to 141,855
15 to 191,645
20 to 241,447
25 to 291,344
30 to 341,232
35 to 391,162
40 to 44968
45 to 49973
50 to 54856
55 to 59680
60 to 64669
65 to 69466
70 to 74339
75 to 79237
80 and over260
Total17,857

Historical population

The population of Santander grew from 6,629 in 1960 to 17,857 in 2015, an increase of 11,228 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.99%, or an increase of 1,752 people, from the previous population of 16,105 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,629
8,6462.63%
9,8872.73%
10,9792.12%
11,8310.75%
12,3820.86%
13,8422.42%
15,2941.39%
16,1051.90%
17,8571.99%

Location

The municipal center of Santander is situated at approximately 9° 25' North, 123° 20' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 42.6 meters or 139.8 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 Santander are Dumaguete, Tanjay, Bais, Bayawan, Tagbilaran, and Guihulngan. The nearest municipalities are Sibulan, San Jose, Samboan, Amlan, Oslob, and Ginatilan. Its distance from the national capital is 627.11 kilometers (389.67 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 627.11 kilometers (389.67 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 17,857, ranked 1,312 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 11.40 square kilometers, ranked 1,527 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 605 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 298 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.99%, ranked 1,528 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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