Borongan, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count61
Postal code6800
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)475.00 km2 (183.40 sq mi)
Population (2015)69,297
Density (2015)146 / km2 (378 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 37' North, 125° 26' East (11.6115, 125.4331)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.0 meters (23.0 feet)

Borongan is a coastal component city in the province of Eastern Samar. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 475.00 square kilometers or 183.40 square miles which constitutes 10.19% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 69,297. This represented 14.83% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 1.56% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 146 inhabitants per square kilometer or 378 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Borongan has 61 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)
Alang‑alang2.98%2,0621,9137.79%1.44%
Amantacop0.77%5324947.69%1.42%
Ando1.36%9458797.51%1.39%
Balacdas0.68%4704660.86%0.16%
Balud5.31%3,6823,4706.11%1.14%
Banuyo0.82%5655551.80%0.34%
Baras0.70%48543810.73%1.96%
Bato5.01%3,4713,3653.15%0.59%
Bayobay0.82%5705209.62%1.76%
Benowangan1.42%98675929.91%5.11%
Bugas2.90%2,0111,8836.80%1.26%
Cabalagnan0.37%25921520.47%3.61%
Cabong2.36%1,6361,5475.75%1.07%
Cagbonga0.68%4704690.21%0.04%
Calico‑an0.58%40535015.71%2.82%
Calingatngan1.91%1,32596637.16%6.20%
Camada0.56%3853713.77%0.71%
Campesao5.61%3,8873,35215.96%2.86%
Can‑abong2.71%1,8801,69211.11%2.03%
Can‑aga0.29%200205-2.44%-0.47%
Canjaway0.84%5845525.80%1.08%
Canlaray0.48%33227719.86%3.51%
Canyopay0.37%25923311.16%2.03%
Divinubo1.05%7307161.96%0.37%
Hebacong0.38%2622571.95%0.37%
Hindang1.25%8688186.11%1.14%
Lalawigan3.07%2,1272,1090.85%0.16%
Libuton1.31%9088585.83%1.08%
Locso‑on1.81%1,2521,13410.41%1.90%
Maybacong0.68%4734378.24%1.52%
Maypangdan4.04%2,7982,52110.99%2.00%
Pepelitan1.37%95078221.48%3.77%
Pinanag‑an1.76%1,2211,04017.40%3.10%
Punta Maria0.85%5905615.17%0.96%
Purok A1.69%1,1691,01215.51%2.78%
Purok B2.41%1,6671,5755.84%1.09%
Purok C1.70%1,1791,1046.79%1.26%
Purok D11.09%7537441.21%0.23%
Purok D20.33%2282270.44%0.08%
Purok E0.60%416431-3.48%-0.67%
Purok F0.46%3193083.57%0.67%
Purok G0.53%365381-4.20%-0.81%
Purok H1.39%9661,026-5.85%-1.14%
Sabang North1.48%1,0299676.41%1.19%
Sabang South2.67%1,8521,8012.83%0.53%
San Andres0.79%545568-4.05%-0.78%
San Gabriel1.67%1,1541,269-9.06%-1.79%
San Gregorio0.54%3733506.57%1.22%
San Jose1.30%9018713.44%0.65%
San Mateo2.27%1,5711,5640.45%0.09%
San Pablo0.41%28423918.83%3.34%
San Saturnino2.32%1,6101,45710.50%1.92%
Santa Fe1.67%1,1561,0559.57%1.76%
Siha1.68%1,1631,1471.39%0.26%
Sohutan0.40%27422621.24%3.74%
Songco4.86%3,3713,2822.71%0.51%
Suribao1.70%1,1791,02215.36%2.76%
Surok1.10%7636959.78%1.79%
Taboc3.31%2,2912,1237.91%1.46%
Tabunan3.26%2,2612,02411.71%2.13%
Tamoso1.27%87878511.85%2.15%
Borongan Total69,29764,4577.51%1.39%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Borongan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 588,694,481.19.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009206,405,916.43
2010119,374,513.06-42.17%
2011128,789,256.337.89%
2012388,215,591.02201.43%
2013414,663,704.216.81%
2014464,311,848.8511.97%
2015534,076,613.3315.03%
2016588,694,481.1910.23%

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 Borongan is 15 to 19, with 8,077 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 814 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,413
1 to 45,729
5 to 97,236
10 to 147,787
15 to 198,077
20 to 246,368
25 to 295,074
30 to 344,340
35 to 394,051
40 to 443,811
45 to 493,535
50 to 543,006
55 to 592,528
60 to 641,919
65 to 691,523
70 to 741,189
75 to 79814
80 and over897
Total69,297

Historical population

The population of Borongan grew from 24,228 in 1960 to 69,297 in 2015, an increase of 45,069 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.39%, or an increase of 4,840 people, from the previous population of 64,457 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
24,228
34,3683.48%
33,129-0.73%
39,7413.71%
44,0851.04%
48,6381.86%
55,1412.73%
59,3541.02%
64,4573.05%
69,2971.39%

Location

The city center of Borongan is situated at approximately 11° 37' North, 125° 26' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.0 meters or 23.0 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 Borongan are Tacloban, Catbalogan, Calbayog, Ormoc, Baybay, and Bogo. The nearest municipalities are Maydolong, San Julian, Balangkayan, Sulat, Llorente, and Taft. Its distance from the national capital is 584.60 kilometers (363.25 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Tacloban, 61.75 kilometers (38.37 miles) to the Southwest (S49°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 62.66 kilometers (38.94 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N73°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 104.34 kilometers (64.83 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 112.40 kilometers (69.84 miles) to the Southwest (S53°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 124.54 kilometers (77.39 miles) to the Southwest (S34°W)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 167.08 kilometers (103.82 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S68°W)

Distance from Manila: 584.60 kilometers (363.25 miles) to the Northwest (N55°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 69,297, ranked 150 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 183.40 square kilometers, ranked 67 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 146 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 444 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.39%, ranked 1,298 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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