Carigara, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count49
Postal code6529
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)117.86 km2 (45.51 sq mi)
Population (2015)51,345
Density (2015)436 / km2 (1,128 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 18' North, 124° 41' East (11.2995, 124.6889)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.6 meters (21.6 feet)

Carigara is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 117.86 square kilometers or 45.51 square miles which constitutes 1.87% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 51,345. This represented 2.98% of the total population of Leyte province, or 1.16% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 436 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,128 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Carigara has 49 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)
Bagong Lipunan0.99%5064746.75%1.25%
Balilit1.94%9989712.78%0.52%
Barayong0.61%3123052.30%0.43%
Barugohay Central2.22%1,1421,0459.28%1.70%
Barugohay Norte4.22%2,1651,95210.91%1.99%
Barugohay Sur1.93%99188012.61%2.29%
Baybay5.47%2,8092,48513.04%2.36%
Binibihan2.46%1,2651,1718.03%1.48%
Bislig1.45%7457233.04%0.57%
Caghalo2.61%1,3401,18712.89%2.34%
Camansi2.23%1,1451,0845.63%1.05%
Canal1.64%84075411.41%2.08%
Candigahub1.90%97583716.49%2.95%
Canfabi0.90%4634268.69%1.60%
Canlampay2.15%1,10290322.04%3.86%
Cogon1.33%6826308.25%1.52%
Cutay1.93%98988012.39%2.25%
East Visoria2.18%1,11784532.19%5.46%
Guindapunan East2.37%1,2191,2011.50%0.28%
Guindapunan West1.81%9278459.70%1.78%
Hiluctogan1.58%8127429.43%1.73%
Jugaban4.74%2,4322,3403.93%0.74%
Libo2.03%1,0421,0023.99%0.75%
Lower Hiraan0.87%44839912.28%2.23%
Lower Sogod1.13%5785299.26%1.70%
Macalpi1.90%9739324.40%0.82%
Manloy2.05%1,0551,0480.67%0.13%
Nauguisan1.90%9739373.84%0.72%
Paglaum0.92%471484-2.69%-0.52%
Pangna1.72%8818345.64%1.05%
Parag‑um2.49%1,2781,1956.95%1.29%
Parina1.67%86070422.16%3.88%
Piloro1.03%5304898.38%1.54%
Ponong5.39%2,7702,7341.32%0.25%
Rizal0.85%4384175.04%0.94%
Sagkahan2.21%1,13596118.11%3.22%
San Isidro0.62%3203180.63%0.12%
San Juan0.70%35928227.30%4.70%
San Mateo2.90%1,4891,4850.27%0.05%
Santa Fe0.84%43339310.18%1.86%
Sawang5.57%2,8582,8500.28%0.05%
Tagak1.05%541568-4.75%-0.92%
Tangnan1.54%7937308.63%1.59%
Tigbao1.18%6055951.68%0.32%
Tinaguban2.27%1,1681,1065.61%1.04%
Upper Hiraan1.71%88072022.22%3.89%
Upper Sogod1.29%66256217.79%3.17%
Uyawan1.74%89580311.46%2.09%
West Visoria3.77%1,9341,68714.64%2.64%
Carigara Total51,34547,4448.22%1.52%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Carigara for the fiscal year of 2016 was 124,365,044.73.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200968,554,254.70
201073,527,567.517.25%
201179,946,669.968.73%
201279,231,486.28-0.89%
201387,011,041.999.82%
2014100,181,244.9015.14%
2015114,223,146.8714.02%
2016124,365,044.738.88%

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 Carigara is 5 to 9, with 6,060 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 588 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,155
1 to 44,735
5 to 96,060
10 to 145,748
15 to 195,592
20 to 244,408
25 to 293,506
30 to 343,100
35 to 392,924
40 to 442,531
45 to 492,450
50 to 542,230
55 to 592,033
60 to 641,586
65 to 691,256
70 to 74842
75 to 79601
80 and over588
Total51,345

Historical population

The population of Carigara grew from 26,761 in 1960 to 51,345 in 2015, an increase of 24,584 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.52%, or an increase of 3,901 people, from the previous population of 47,444 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
26,761
32,8692.03%
34,1940.80%
34,3770.11%
38,8631.23%
42,3021.60%
43,4550.58%
45,6960.70%
47,4441.38%
51,3451.52%

Location

The municipal center of Carigara is situated at approximately 11° 18' North, 124° 41' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.6 meters or 21.6 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 Carigara are Ormoc, Tacloban, Catbalogan, Baybay, Bogo, and Calbayog. The nearest municipalities are Capoocan, Barugo, Tunga, San Miguel, Jaro, and Kananga. Its distance from the national capital is 542.66 kilometers (337.20 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Capoocan, Leyte, 5.07 kilometers (3.15 miles) to the West (S82°W)
  • Barugo, Leyte, 5.96 kilometers (3.70 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N62°E)
  • Tunga, Leyte, 8.95 kilometers (5.56 miles) to the Southeast (S51°E)
  • San Miguel, Leyte, 15.62 kilometers (9.70 miles) to the East (S88°E)
  • Jaro, Leyte, 15.95 kilometers (9.91 miles) to the Southeast (S40°E)
  • Kananga, Leyte, 18.87 kilometers (11.73 miles) to the Southwest (S48°W)

Nearest cities

  • Ormoc, Leyte, 33.83 kilometers (21.02 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S15°W)
  • Tacloban, 35.41 kilometers (22.00 miles) to the East (S80°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 56.73 kilometers (35.25 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N22°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 69.85 kilometers (43.40 miles) to the South (S10°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 78.90 kilometers (49.03 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S70°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 85.51 kilometers (53.13 miles) to the North (N7°W)

Distance from Manila: 542.66 kilometers (337.20 miles) to the Northwest (N47°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 51,345, ranked 478 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.51 square kilometers, ranked 882 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 436 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 432 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.52%, ranked 18 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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