Mahaplag, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count28
Postal code6512
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)104.79 km2 (40.46 sq mi)
Population (2015)27,823
Density (2015)266 / km2 (688 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 36' North, 124° 58' East (10.6045, 124.9655)
Estimated elevation above sea level37.7 meters (123.8 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 104.79 square kilometers or 40.46 square miles which constitutes 1.66% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 27,823. 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 266 inhabitants per square kilometer or 688 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Mahaplag has 28 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)
Campin6.21%1,7291,6524.66%0.87%
Cuatro de Agosto3.17%8818158.10%1.49%
Hiluctogan2.04%5675179.67%1.77%
Hilusig5.35%1,4891,493-0.27%-0.05%
Himamara4.49%1,2481,2341.13%0.22%
Hinaguimitan1.39%386511-24.46%-5.20%
Liberacion1.22%3403332.10%0.40%
Mabuhay2.66%74066311.61%2.11%
Mabunga1.75%4874478.95%1.65%
Magsuganao0.56%15711437.72%6.28%
Mahayag3.26%9088309.40%1.72%
Mahayahay3.02%84076110.38%1.90%
Maligaya0.77%21317918.99%3.37%
Malinao6.42%1,7871,804-0.94%-0.18%
Malipoon0.66%185196-5.61%-1.09%
Palañogan3.30%91879914.89%2.68%
Paril1.52%4223888.76%1.61%
Pinamonoan4.03%1,12194219.00%3.37%
Poblacion14.05%3,9093,7374.60%0.86%
Polahongon10.52%2,9282,8173.94%0.74%
San Isidro5.26%1,4631,4500.90%0.17%
San Juan1.60%4454293.73%0.70%
Santa Cruz1.17%32629510.51%1.92%
Santo Niño0.76%21111878.81%11.70%
Tagaytay1.38%384390-1.54%-0.29%
Uguis2.76%769774-0.65%-0.12%
Union5.75%1,5991,5542.90%0.54%
Upper Mahaplag4.93%1,3711,3571.03%0.20%
Mahaplag Total27,82326,5994.60%0.86%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Mahaplag for the fiscal year of 2016 was 79,355,142.93.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200945,358,770.01
201048,402,697.786.71%
201154,283,721.0512.15%
201253,421,882.98-1.59%
201357,119,172.416.92%
201464,451,094.1912.84%
201572,832,739.3813.00%
201679,355,142.938.96%

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 Mahaplag is 5 to 9, with 3,496 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 246 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1590
1 to 42,608
5 to 93,496
10 to 143,412
15 to 192,857
20 to 242,058
25 to 291,778
30 to 341,641
35 to 391,684
40 to 441,555
45 to 491,457
50 to 541,252
55 to 59997
60 to 64811
65 to 69639
70 to 74453
75 to 79289
80 and over246
Total27,823

Historical population

The population of Mahaplag grew from 10,010 in 1960 to 27,823 in 2015, an increase of 17,813 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.86%, or an increase of 1,224 people, from the previous population of 26,599 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,010
15,9184.64%
17,9092.39%
20,3812.62%
22,6731.07%
24,0091.08%
26,5112.15%
27,0970.30%
26,599-0.67%
27,8230.86%

Location

The municipal center of Mahaplag is situated at approximately 10° 36' North, 124° 58' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 37.7 meters or 123.8 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 Mahaplag are Baybay, Maasin, Ormoc, Tacloban, Danao, and Surigao City. The nearest municipalities are Abuyog, Javier, Silago, Sogod, MacArthur, and Bontoc. Its distance from the national capital is 617.99 kilometers (384.00 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 617.99 kilometers (384.00 miles) to the Northwest (N44°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 27,823, ranked 956 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 40.46 square kilometers, ranked 975 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 266 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 739 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.86%, ranked 5 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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