Balangiga, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count13
Postal code6812
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLeyte Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)190.05 km2 (73.38 sq mi)
Population (2015)14,085
Density (2015)74 / km2 (192 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 6' North, 125° 23' East (11.1074, 125.3874)
Estimated elevation above sea level2.3 meters (7.6 feet)

Balangiga is a coastal municipality in the province of Eastern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 190.05 square kilometers or 73.38 square miles which constitutes 4.08% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 14,085. This represented 3.02% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 0.32% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 74 inhabitants per square kilometer or 192 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balangiga has 13 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)
Bacjao4.04%5695277.97%1.47%
Barangay Poblacion I12.94%1,8231,7076.80%1.26%
Barangay Poblacion II3.64%513578-11.25%-2.25%
Barangay Poblacion III7.16%1,00874036.22%6.06%
Barangay Poblacion IV3.14%442460-3.91%-0.76%
Barangay Poblacion V5.37%757790-4.18%-0.81%
Barangay Poblacion VI13.68%1,9271,75010.11%1.85%
Cag‑olango3.02%42636417.03%3.04%
Cansumangcay6.99%98487212.84%2.33%
Guinmaayohan10.07%1,4181,2989.24%1.70%
Maybunga1.24%17515910.06%1.84%
San Miguel14.62%2,0591,67423.00%4.02%
Santa Rosa14.09%1,9841,8378.00%1.48%
Balangiga Total14,08512,75610.42%1.90%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Balangiga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 70,096,358.23.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200940,339,029.55
201042,130,833.664.44%
201146,029,135.969.25%
201244,810,225.11-2.65%
201349,324,483.6210.07%
201455,173,811.9611.86%
201563,831,272.3315.69%
201670,096,358.239.82%

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 Balangiga is 15 to 19, with 1,633 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 175 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1330
1 to 41,234
5 to 91,573
10 to 141,629
15 to 191,633
20 to 241,288
25 to 29947
30 to 34842
35 to 39796
40 to 44699
45 to 49726
50 to 54642
55 to 59466
60 to 64361
65 to 69297
70 to 74238
75 to 79209
80 and over175
Total14,085

Historical population

The population of Balangiga grew from 8,215 in 1960 to 14,085 in 2015, an increase of 5,870 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.90%, or an increase of 1,329 people, from the previous population of 12,756 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,215
9,5381.47%
8,474-2.35%
9,5592.44%
9,5650.01%
11,1002.83%
10,662-0.86%
12,4282.14%
12,7560.95%
14,0851.90%

Location

The municipal center of Balangiga is situated at approximately 11° 6' North, 125° 23' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 2.3 meters or 7.6 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 Balangiga are Tacloban, Borongan, Baybay, Ormoc, Catbalogan, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are Giporlos, Lawaan, Quinapondan, Marabut, General MacArthur, and Salcedo. Its distance from the national capital is 614.25 kilometers (381.68 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 614.25 kilometers (381.68 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 14,085, ranked 1,426 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 73.38 square kilometers, ranked 572 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 74 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,420 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.90%, ranked 443 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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