Larena, Province of Siquijor

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceSiquijor
Barangay count23
Postal code6226
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea
Philippine major island(s)Siquijor
Area (2007)49.81 km2 (19.23 sq mi)
Population (2015)13,847
Density (2015)278 / km2 (720 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 15' North, 123° 35' East (9.2483, 123.5915)
Estimated elevation above sea level21.0 meters (69.0 feet)

Larena is a coastal municipality in the island province of Siquijor.

The municipality has a land area of 49.81 square kilometers or 19.23 square miles which constitutes 14.76% of Siquijor's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 13,847. This represented 14.43% of the total population of Siquijor province, or 0.19% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 278 inhabitants per square kilometer or 720 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Larena has 23 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)
Bagacay3.94%546631-13.47%-2.72%
Balolang2.46%3403138.63%1.59%
Basac7.25%1,0041,051-4.47%-0.87%
Bintangan2.35%32621750.23%8.06%
Bontod3.53%489532-8.08%-1.59%
Cabulihan2.24%31025123.51%4.10%
Calunasan2.75%3813810.00%0.00%
Candigum2.46%340353-3.68%-0.71%
Cang‑allas2.39%33129412.59%2.28%
Cang‑apa2.32%321332-3.31%-0.64%
Cangbagsa7.08%98088310.99%2.00%
Cangmalalag3.10%42937614.10%2.54%
Canlambo5.34%739758-2.51%-0.48%
Canlasog2.33%32227417.52%3.12%
Catamboan3.48%48239222.96%4.01%
Helen8.98%1,2431,262-1.51%-0.29%
Nonoc7.83%1,0841,0275.55%1.03%
North Poblacion9.13%1,2641,01924.04%4.19%
Ponong1.98%2742663.01%0.57%
Sabang2.78%38584358.33%33.63%
Sandugan7.32%1,0131,021-0.78%-0.15%
South Poblacion6.30%87278910.52%1.92%
Taculing2.69%372425-12.47%-2.50%
Larena Total13,84712,9317.08%1.31%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Larena for the fiscal year of 2016 was 65,415,094.70.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200935,095,909.91
201033,946,549.52-3.27%
201140,876,284.9920.41%
201239,952,136.92-2.26%
201344,778,092.3212.08%
201451,564,948.1915.16%
201559,010,936.5914.44%
201665,415,094.7010.85%

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 Larena is 15 to 19, with 1,499 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is Under 1, with 170 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1170
1 to 4835
5 to 91,068
10 to 141,121
15 to 191,499
20 to 241,304
25 to 291,070
30 to 341,021
35 to 39914
40 to 44897
45 to 49791
50 to 54747
55 to 59634
60 to 64504
65 to 69407
70 to 74380
75 to 79250
80 and over235
Total13,847

Historical population

The population of Larena grew from 7,790 in 1960 to 13,847 in 2015, an increase of 6,057 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.31%, or an increase of 916 people, from the previous population of 12,931 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,790
9,3441.80%
9,7940.95%
10,3651.14%
11,0100.61%
11,2120.34%
12,2811.97%
12,5500.30%
12,9311.09%
13,8471.31%

Location

The municipal center of Larena is situated at approximately 9° 15' North, 123° 35' East, in the island of Siquijor. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 21.0 meters or 69.0 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 Larena are Dumaguete, Tagbilaran, Tanjay, Bais, Dapitan, and Dipolog. The nearest municipalities are Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Siquijor, Lazi, San Juan, and Bacong. Its distance from the national capital is 655.84 kilometers (407.52 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 655.84 kilometers (407.52 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 13,847, ranked 1,384 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 19.23 square kilometers, ranked 1,322 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 278 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 695 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.31%, ranked 21 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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