Kananga, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count23
Postal code6531
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)144.20 km2 (55.68 sq mi)
Population (2015)56,575
Density (2015)392 / km2 (1,016 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 11' North, 124° 34' East (11.1852, 124.5606)
Estimated elevation above sea level37.9 meters (124.4 feet)

Kananga is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 144.20 square kilometers or 55.68 square miles which constitutes 2.28% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 56,575. This represented 3.28% of the total population of Leyte province, or 1.27% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 392 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,016 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Kananga has 23 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)
Aguiting3.63%2,0561,9306.53%1.21%
Cacao2.00%1,1291,0398.66%1.59%
Hiluctogan3.52%1,9941,49933.02%5.58%
Kawayan1.71%96685313.25%2.40%
Libertad3.14%1,7761,21546.17%7.50%
Libongao5.62%3,1772,52725.72%4.45%
Lim‑ao5.22%2,9532,58914.06%2.54%
Lonoy4.85%2,7442,6035.42%1.01%
Mahawan1.64%92964743.59%7.13%
Masarayao5.26%2,9782,52617.89%3.18%
Monte Alegre4.52%2,5562,26512.85%2.33%
Monte Bello4.44%2,5121,92830.29%5.17%
Naghalin5.62%3,1822,77614.63%2.63%
Natubgan5.01%2,8332,6287.80%1.44%
Poblacion16.26%9,1977,57721.38%3.76%
Rizal7.74%4,3794,1246.18%1.15%
San Ignacio0.80%4544237.33%1.36%
San Isidro2.24%1,2661,08516.68%2.98%
Santo Domingo0.94%5315123.71%0.70%
Santo Niño2.82%1,5961,4539.84%1.80%
Tagaytay4.13%2,3352,06513.08%2.37%
Tongonan2.97%1,6781,06457.71%9.06%
Tugbong5.93%3,3542,69924.27%4.22%
Kananga Total56,57548,02717.80%3.17%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Kananga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 191,091,377.61.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009171,973,756.85
2010141,367,496.22-17.80%
2011139,001,231.81-1.67%
2012129,074,580.83-7.14%
2013143,049,194.1510.83%
2014146,960,985.562.73%
2015173,972,492.8718.38%
2016191,091,377.619.84%

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 Kananga is 5 to 9, with 6,830 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 354 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,458
1 to 45,754
5 to 96,830
10 to 146,754
15 to 196,127
20 to 245,008
25 to 294,055
30 to 343,632
35 to 393,180
40 to 442,902
45 to 492,539
50 to 542,323
55 to 592,004
60 to 641,556
65 to 691,000
70 to 74645
75 to 79454
80 and over354
Total56,575

Historical population

The population of Kananga grew from 18,318 in 1960 to 56,575 in 2015, an increase of 38,257 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.17%, or an increase of 8,548 people, from the previous population of 48,027 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,318
22,2181.91%
24,8972.31%
28,4262.69%
36,2882.47%
39,7951.74%
42,8661.61%
46,3731.09%
48,0271.28%
56,5753.17%

Location

The municipal center of Kananga is situated at approximately 11° 11' North, 124° 34' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 37.9 meters or 124.4 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 Kananga are Ormoc, Tacloban, Baybay, Bogo, Catbalogan, and Danao. The nearest municipalities are Matag-ob, Capoocan, Villaba, Carigara, Leyte, and Tunga. Its distance from the national capital is 541.21 kilometers (336.29 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Matag-ob, Leyte, 10.49 kilometers (6.52 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S66°W)
  • Capoocan, Leyte, 14.98 kilometers (9.31 miles) to the Northeast (N37°E)
  • Villaba, Leyte, 18.54 kilometers (11.52 miles) to the West (N80°W)
  • Carigara, Leyte, 18.87 kilometers (11.73 miles) to the Northeast (N48°E)
  • Leyte, Leyte, 21.98 kilometers (13.66 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N21°W)
  • Tunga, Leyte, 22.08 kilometers (13.72 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N71°E)

Nearest cities

  • Ormoc, Leyte, 20.65 kilometers (12.83 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)
  • Tacloban, 49.29 kilometers (30.63 miles) to the East (N82°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 61.86 kilometers (38.44 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S25°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 61.80 kilometers (38.40 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S76°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 74.15 kilometers (46.07 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N28°E)
  • Danao, Cebu, 93.86 kilometers (58.32 miles) to the Southwest (S38°W)

Distance from Manila: 541.21 kilometers (336.29 miles) to the Northwest (N45°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 56,575, ranked 410 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 55.68 square kilometers, ranked 743 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 392 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 487 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.17%, ranked 39 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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