Balangkayan, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count15
Postal code6801
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)207.05 km2 (79.94 sq mi)
Population (2015)10,125
Density (2015)49 / km2 (127 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 28' North, 125° 31' East (11.4727, 125.5104)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.5 meters (14.6 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 207.05 square kilometers or 79.94 square miles which constitutes 4.44% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 10,125. This represented 2.17% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 0.23% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 49 inhabitants per square kilometer or 127 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balangkayan has 15 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)
Balogo8.63%8748088.17%1.51%
Bangon2.84%28823423.08%4.03%
Cabay22.92%2,3212,09610.73%1.96%
Caisawan6.92%70152533.52%5.66%
Cantubi2.53%256294-12.93%-2.60%
General Malvar1.18%119128-7.03%-1.38%
Guinpoliran6.02%61051518.45%3.28%
Julag1.47%14910837.96%6.32%
Magsaysay1.45%147163-9.82%-1.95%
Maramag8.30%8408311.08%0.21%
Poblacion I5.23%530555-4.50%-0.87%
Poblacion II7.47%75664617.03%3.04%
Poblacion III4.17%422440-4.09%-0.79%
Poblacion IV8.34%84474113.90%2.51%
Poblacion V12.52%1,26896231.81%5.40%
Balangkayan Total10,1259,04611.93%2.17%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Balangkayan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 64,288,714.79.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200936,023,157.14
201038,877,069.747.92%
201141,774,371.417.45%
201240,439,691.43-3.19%
201344,841,047.0510.88%
201450,300,075.1312.17%
201557,345,314.9814.01%
201664,288,714.7912.11%

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 groups with the highest population in Balangkayan are in the ranges 5 to 9, and 10 to 14, with 1,165 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 151 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1250
1 to 4858
5 to 91,165
10 to 141,165
15 to 191,094
20 to 24923
25 to 29744
30 to 34621
35 to 39507
40 to 44488
45 to 49449
50 to 54432
55 to 59382
60 to 64305
65 to 69226
70 to 74212
75 to 79153
80 and over151
Total10,125

Historical population

The population of Balangkayan grew from 4,615 in 1960 to 10,125 in 2015, an increase of 5,510 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.17%, or an increase of 1,079 people, from the previous population of 9,046 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,615
5,5571.83%
7,6716.68%
8,7032.56%
7,609-1.33%
8,8492.87%
8,134-1.79%
8,2490.19%
9,0463.41%
10,1252.17%

Location

The municipal center of Balangkayan is situated at approximately 11° 28' North, 125° 31' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.5 meters or 14.6 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 Balangkayan are Borongan, Tacloban, Catbalogan, Ormoc, Baybay, and Calbayog. The nearest municipalities are Maydolong, Llorente, Hernani, General MacArthur, San Julian, and Quinapondan. Its distance from the national capital is 600.34 kilometers (373.03 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 17.52 kilometers (10.88 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N29°W)
  • Tacloban, 60.43 kilometers (37.55 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S65°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 76.18 kilometers (47.33 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N64°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 111.38 kilometers (69.21 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S62°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 117.56 kilometers (73.05 miles) to the Southwest (S41°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 119.51 kilometers (74.26 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N56°W)

Distance from Manila: 600.34 kilometers (373.03 miles) to the Northwest (N54°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 10,125, ranked 1,515 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 79.94 square kilometers, ranked 521 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 49 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,507 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.17%, ranked 676 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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