Tolosa, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count15
Postal code6503
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLeyte Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)22.54 km2 (8.70 sq mi)
Population (2015)20,978
Density (2015)931 / km2 (2,411 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 4' North, 125° 2' East (11.0614, 125.0371)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.7 meters (25.2 feet)

Tolosa is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 22.54 square kilometers or 8.70 square miles which constitutes 0.36% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 20,978. This represented 1.22% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.47% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 931 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,411 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tolosa has 15 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)
Burak3.89%81759138.24%6.36%
Canmogsay3.53%74159524.54%4.27%
Cantariwis3.06%64251724.18%4.21%
Capangihan3.49%7327034.13%0.77%
Doña Brigida8.87%1,8611,65112.72%2.31%
Imelda3.27%687708-2.97%-0.57%
Malbog4.43%93072827.75%4.77%
Olot5.21%1,09398510.96%2.00%
Opong10.81%2,2671,75729.03%4.97%
Poblacion4.84%1,0161,028-1.17%-0.22%
Quilao7.17%1,5051,31214.71%2.65%
San Roque16.93%3,5513,13313.34%2.41%
San Vicente5.92%1,2421,01022.97%4.02%
Tanghas6.80%1,42696747.47%7.68%
Telegrafo11.76%2,4682,23610.38%1.90%
Tolosa Total20,97817,92117.06%3.04%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tolosa for the fiscal year of 2016 was 55,379,615.66.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200931,582,048.42
201033,419,080.515.82%
201135,910,582.847.46%
201234,970,756.93-2.62%
201340,535,185.1315.91%
201445,194,094.4411.49%
201550,584,651.2111.93%
201655,379,615.669.48%

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 Tolosa is 5 to 9, with 2,358 individuals. Conversely, the age groups with the lowest population are in the ranges 75 to 79, and 80 and over, with 204 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1512
1 to 41,978
5 to 92,358
10 to 142,239
15 to 192,172
20 to 241,977
25 to 291,636
30 to 341,410
35 to 391,272
40 to 441,060
45 to 49989
50 to 54886
55 to 59751
60 to 64558
65 to 69471
70 to 74301
75 to 79204
80 and over204
Total20,978

Historical population

The population of Tolosa grew from 8,156 in 1960 to 20,978 in 2015, an increase of 12,822 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.04%, or an increase of 3,057 people, from the previous population of 17,921 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,156
9,2261.21%
10,7473.11%
10,8640.22%
13,2992.04%
13,9270.87%
14,5390.93%
16,8392.05%
17,9212.29%
20,9783.04%

Location

The municipal center of Tolosa is situated at approximately 11° 4' North, 125° 2' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.7 meters or 25.2 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 Tolosa are Tacloban, Ormoc, Baybay, Borongan, Catbalogan, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are Tanauan, Tabontabon, Dulag, Palo, Julita, and Dagami. Its distance from the national capital is 588.52 kilometers (365.69 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Tanauan, Leyte, 5.61 kilometers (3.48 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N19°W)
  • Tabontabon, Leyte, 8.23 kilometers (5.12 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S75°W)
  • Dulag, Leyte, 12.03 kilometers (7.47 miles) to the South (S3°W)
  • Palo, Leyte, 12.05 kilometers (7.49 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)
  • Julita, Leyte, 12.77 kilometers (7.93 miles) to the Southwest (S40°W)
  • Dagami, Leyte, 14.70 kilometers (9.13 miles) to the West (N90°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tacloban, 20.34 kilometers (12.64 miles) to the North (N9°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 47.37 kilometers (29.43 miles) to the West (S82°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 49.96 kilometers (31.04 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S32°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 74.64 kilometers (46.38 miles) to the Northeast (N35°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 80.74 kilometers (50.17 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N12°W)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 104.75 kilometers (65.09 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S11°W)

Distance from Manila: 588.52 kilometers (365.69 miles) to the Northwest (N48°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 20,978, ranked 1,196 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 8.70 square kilometers, ranked 1,546 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 931 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 178 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.04%, ranked 1,488 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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