Lapu-Lapu

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count30
Postal code6015
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea, Cebu Strait
Area (2007)58.10 km2 (22.43 sq mi)
Population (2015)408,112
Density (2015)7,024 / km2 (18,195 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 19' North, 123° 57' East (10.3109, 123.9494)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.4 meters (17.7 feet)

Lapu-Lapu, formerly known as Opon, is a coastal highly urbanized city in the Central Visayas region. Although administratively independent due to its distinction as highly urbanized city, Lapu-Lapu is commonly grouped with the island province of Cebu.

The city has a land area of 58.10 square kilometers or 22.43 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 408,112. This represented 5.52% of the total population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 7,024 inhabitants per square kilometer or 18,195 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lapu-Lapu has 30 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)
Agus3.86%15,7678,18592.63%13.30%
Babag5.58%22,75617,72128.41%4.88%
Bankal5.11%20,87213,80251.22%8.19%
Baring0.82%3,3533,01411.25%2.05%
Basak14.67%59,87345,92730.37%5.18%
Buaya3.94%16,07212,12332.57%5.52%
Calawisan2.81%11,4548,43335.82%6.00%
Canjulao3.25%13,24511,47115.47%2.78%
Caubian0.56%2,2722,02812.03%2.19%
Cawhagan0.16%63855914.13%2.55%
Caw‑oy0.45%1,8371,62912.77%2.31%
Gun‑ob7.65%31,21934,662-9.93%-1.97%
Ibo1.99%8,1267,05515.18%2.73%
Looc3.92%16,01614,07313.81%2.49%
Mactan8.20%33,46529,26214.36%2.59%
Maribago4.07%16,59112,06437.52%6.25%
Marigondon4.83%19,71317,54212.38%2.25%
Pajac4.26%17,40216,0848.19%1.51%
Pajo5.15%20,99923,107-9.12%-1.80%
Pangan‑an0.51%2,0701,76717.15%3.06%
Poblacion1.37%5,5818,243-32.29%-7.16%
Punta Engaño2.14%8,7537,10623.18%4.05%
Pusok7.06%28,81026,5688.44%1.55%
Sabang1.49%6,0915,6038.71%1.60%
San Vicente0.94%3,8543,41312.92%2.34%
Santa Rosa1.05%4,3023,9349.35%1.72%
Subabasbas1.54%6,2885,45715.23%2.74%
Talima1.41%5,7344,85518.11%3.22%
Tingo0.76%3,0882,8309.12%1.68%
Tungasan0.46%1,8711,950-4.05%-0.78%
Lapu-Lapu Total408,112350,46716.45%2.94%

Historical population

The population of Lapu-Lapu grew from 69,268 in 1970 to 408,112 in 2015, an increase of 338,844 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.94%, or an increase of 57,645 people, from the previous population of 350,467 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
69,268
79,4842.80%
98,7234.43%
146,1944.01%
173,7443.29%
217,0194.88%
292,5304.20%
350,4676.80%
408,1122.94%

Location

The city center of Lapu-Lapu is situated at approximately 10° 19' North, 123° 57' East, in the island of Mactan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.4 meters or 17.7 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 Lapu-Lapu are Mandaue, Cebu City, Talisay, Naga, Danao, and Toledo. The nearest municipalities are Cordova, Consolacion, Liloan, Compostela, Minglanilla, and Getafe. Its distance from the national capital is 572.99 kilometers (356.04 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Cordova, Cebu, 6.57 kilometers (4.08 miles) to the South (S0°E)
  • Consolacion, Cebu, 7.31 kilometers (4.54 miles) to the North (N7°E)
  • Liloan, Cebu, 11.29 kilometers (7.01 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N29°E)
  • Compostela, Cebu, 17.50 kilometers (10.87 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N22°E)
  • Minglanilla, Cebu, 18.28 kilometers (11.36 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S66°W)
  • Getafe, Bohol, 28.60 kilometers (17.77 miles) to the Southeast (S51°E)

Nearest cities

  • Mandaue, 1.67 kilometers (1.04 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)
  • Cebu City, 6.18 kilometers (3.84 miles) to the West (S88°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 13.37 kilometers (8.31 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S57°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 23.92 kilometers (14.86 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S62°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 24.69 kilometers (15.34 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N20°E)
  • Toledo, Cebu, 35.06 kilometers (21.79 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N78°W)

Distance from Manila: 572.99 kilometers (356.04 miles) to the Northwest (N34°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 408,112, ranked 26 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 22.43 square kilometers, ranked 1,320 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 7,024 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 26 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.94%, ranked 126 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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