Babatngon, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count25
Postal code6520
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea, San Juanico Strait
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)115.18 km2 (44.47 sq mi)
Population (2015)27,797
Density (2015)241 / km2 (625 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 25' North, 124° 51' East (11.4233, 124.8461)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.7 meters (21.9 feet)

Babatngon is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 115.18 square kilometers or 44.47 square miles which constitutes 1.82% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 27,797. This represented 1.61% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.63% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 241 inhabitants per square kilometer or 625 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Babatngon has 25 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)
Bacong1.90%52738237.96%6.32%
Bagong Silang3.79%1,0539728.33%1.54%
Biasong1.61%4474138.23%1.52%
Gov. E. Jaro6.46%1,7971,6469.17%1.69%
Guintigui‑an2.30%6395859.23%1.70%
Lukay1.87%52138933.93%5.72%
Magcasuang2.22%61754812.59%2.28%
Malibago3.76%1,0451,0430.19%0.04%
Naga‑asan3.69%1,02692710.68%1.95%
Pagsulhugon7.06%1,9621,8078.58%1.58%
Planza2.67%74365513.44%2.43%
Poblacion District I7.94%2,2082,0457.97%1.47%
Poblacion District II2.52%7006704.48%0.84%
Poblacion District III6.93%1,9271,8842.28%0.43%
Poblacion District IV9.31%2,5892,4077.56%1.40%
Rizal I3.08%85570421.45%3.77%
Rizal II5.92%1,6451,42415.52%2.78%
San Agustin4.07%1,1311,0497.82%1.44%
San Isidro3.69%1,02689015.28%2.74%
San Ricardo3.21%8928801.36%0.26%
Sangputan2.21%6145658.67%1.60%
Taguite5.39%1,4971,4046.62%1.23%
Uban4.10%1,1401,151-0.96%-0.18%
Victory2.53%7046665.71%1.06%
Villa Magsaysay1.77%4924694.90%0.92%
Babatngon Total27,79725,5758.69%1.60%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Babatngon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 77,579,099.09.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200943,454,467.07
201046,264,719.896.47%
201149,684,701.257.39%
201248,811,292.72-1.76%
201354,270,507.8211.18%
201461,361,836.8713.07%
201570,249,986.5214.48%
201677,579,099.0910.43%

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 Babatngon is 5 to 9, with 3,369 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 219 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1623
1 to 42,917
5 to 93,369
10 to 143,183
15 to 193,023
20 to 242,460
25 to 292,022
30 to 341,712
35 to 391,562
40 to 441,431
45 to 491,307
50 to 541,095
55 to 59912
60 to 64688
65 to 69584
70 to 74410
75 to 79280
80 and over219
Total27,797

Historical population

The population of Babatngon grew from 11,476 in 1960 to 27,797 in 2015, an increase of 16,321 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.60%, or an increase of 2,222 people, from the previous population of 25,575 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,476
14,9272.61%
16,3161.80%
16,4490.16%
17,4000.56%
19,6532.31%
21,1101.55%
24,0671.82%
25,5752.24%
27,7971.60%

Location

The municipal center of Babatngon is situated at approximately 11° 25' North, 124° 51' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.7 meters or 21.9 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 Babatngon are Tacloban, Catbalogan, Ormoc, Borongan, Calbayog, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Santa Rita, Talalora, San Miguel, Barugo, Villareal, and Tunga. Its distance from the national capital is 546.47 kilometers (339.56 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Santa Rita, Samar, 10.84 kilometers (6.74 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N73°E)
  • Talalora, Samar, 11.68 kilometers (7.26 miles) to the North (N5°W)
  • San Miguel, Leyte, 14.45 kilometers (8.98 miles) to the South (S6°W)
  • Barugo, Leyte, 16.13 kilometers (10.02 miles) to the Southwest (S47°W)
  • Villareal, Samar, 18.29 kilometers (11.36 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N29°E)
  • Tunga, Leyte, 21.89 kilometers (13.60 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S28°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tacloban, 26.66 kilometers (16.56 miles) to the Southeast (S41°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 39.14 kilometers (24.32 miles) to the North (N6°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 53.16 kilometers (33.03 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S29°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 67.34 kilometers (41.84 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N72°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 76.29 kilometers (47.40 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N21°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 82.72 kilometers (51.40 miles) to the South (S4°W)

Distance from Manila: 546.47 kilometers (339.56 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 27,797, ranked 960 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 44.47 square kilometers, ranked 902 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 241 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 818 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.60%, ranked 438 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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