Tunga, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count8
Postal code6528
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)7.70 km2 (2.97 sq mi)
Population (2015)7,584
Density (2015)985 / km2 (2,554 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 15' North, 124° 45' East (11.2483, 124.7524)
Estimated elevation above sea level56.9 meters (186.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 7.70 square kilometers or 2.97 square miles which constitutes 0.12% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 7,584. This represented 0.44% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.17% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 985 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,554 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tunga has 8 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)
Astorga13.84%1,05080929.79%5.09%
Balire10.79%81865724.51%4.26%
Banawang7.73%58646326.57%4.59%
San Antonio11.16%8468005.75%1.07%
San Pedro14.93%1,13296417.43%3.11%
San Roque13.96%1,0599916.86%1.27%
San Vicente12.22%92780914.59%2.63%
Santo Niño15.37%1,1661,02313.98%2.52%
Tunga Total7,5846,51616.39%2.93%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tunga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 37,078,567.95.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200921,323,066.89
201022,186,858.534.05%
201124,120,780.638.72%
201223,528,295.66-2.46%
2013
201429,150,764.40
201533,392,899.8714.55%
201637,078,567.9511.04%

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 Tunga is 5 to 9, with 849 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 82 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1160
1 to 4647
5 to 9849
10 to 14764
15 to 19765
20 to 24748
25 to 29578
30 to 34528
35 to 39424
40 to 44384
45 to 49395
50 to 54341
55 to 59309
60 to 64210
65 to 69184
70 to 74120
75 to 7982
80 and over96
Total7,584

Historical population

The population of Tunga grew from 5,168 in 1960 to 7,584 in 2015, an increase of 2,416 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.93%, or an increase of 1,068 people, from the previous population of 6,516 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,168
3,876-2.77%
9,41319.49%
4,969-11.99%
5,4130.86%
6,5303.58%
6,111-1.41%
6,2210.25%
6,5161.70%
7,5842.93%

Location

The municipal center of Tunga is situated at approximately 11° 15' North, 124° 45' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 56.9 meters or 186.5 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 Tunga are Tacloban, Ormoc, Catbalogan, Baybay, Bogo, and Borongan. The nearest municipalities are Jaro, Barugo, Carigara, San Miguel, Alangalang, and Capoocan. Its distance from the national capital is 551.60 kilometers (342.75 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Jaro, Leyte, 7.36 kilometers (4.57 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S26°E)
  • Barugo, Leyte, 8.64 kilometers (5.37 miles) to the North (N11°W)
  • Carigara, Leyte, 8.95 kilometers (5.56 miles) to the Northwest (N51°W)
  • San Miguel, Leyte, 10.00 kilometers (6.22 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N60°E)
  • Alangalang, Leyte, 11.18 kilometers (6.95 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S66°E)
  • Capoocan, Leyte, 12.96 kilometers (8.05 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N67°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tacloban, 27.93 kilometers (17.35 miles) to the East (S89°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 31.28 kilometers (19.44 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S30°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 60.01 kilometers (37.29 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N14°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 63.37 kilometers (39.38 miles) to the South (S4°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 83.82 kilometers (52.08 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S75°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 84.45 kilometers (52.48 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N61°E)

Distance from Manila: 551.60 kilometers (342.75 miles) to the Northwest (N47°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 7,584, ranked 1,533 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 2.97 square kilometers, ranked 1,580 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 985 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 168 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.93%, ranked 1,271 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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