Capul, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count12
Postal code6408
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Capul
Area (2007)35.56 km2 (13.73 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,679
Density (2015)357 / km2 (923 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 25' North, 124° 11' East (12.4231, 124.1821)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.5 meters (14.9 feet)

Capul is a coastal municipality in the province of Northern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 35.56 square kilometers or 13.73 square miles which constitutes 0.96% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,679. This represented 2.00% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 0.29% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 357 inhabitants per square kilometer or 923 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Capul has 12 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)
Aguin7.59%9629451.80%0.34%
Jubang4.66%5915890.34%0.06%
Landusan11.62%1,4731,4074.69%0.88%
Oson6.64%842918-8.28%-1.63%
Poblacion Barangay 15.39%683716-4.61%-0.89%
Poblacion Barangay 24.46%5665395.01%0.93%
Poblacion Barangay 34.47%5675424.61%0.86%
Poblacion Barangay 44.12%522566-7.77%-1.53%
Poblacion Barangay 521.49%2,7252,5765.78%1.08%
Sagaosawan2.17%275283-2.83%-0.54%
San Luis16.09%2,0401,9494.67%0.87%
Sawang11.30%1,4331,629-12.03%-2.41%
Capul Total12,67912,6590.16%0.03%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Capul for the fiscal year of 2016 was 46,931,598.12.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200926,263,779.02
201027,899,733.096.23%
201129,924,014.397.26%
201229,063,497.94-2.88%
201333,201,116.7714.24%
201437,414,687.5112.69%
201542,620,568.9613.91%
201646,931,598.1210.11%

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 Capul is 10 to 14, with 1,608 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 140 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1225
1 to 41,096
5 to 91,545
10 to 141,608
15 to 191,460
20 to 24975
25 to 29686
30 to 34732
35 to 39739
40 to 44678
45 to 49707
50 to 54548
55 to 59447
60 to 64344
65 to 69295
70 to 74276
75 to 79178
80 and over140
Total12,679

Historical population

The population of Capul grew from 10,678 in 1960 to 12,679 in 2015, an increase of 2,001 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.03%, or an increase of 20 people, from the previous population of 12,659 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,678
8,648-2.04%
9,3861.66%
10,2371.75%
9,510-0.73%
9,9640.88%
10,6191.37%
11,2890.85%
12,6594.26%
12,6790.03%

Location

The municipal center of Capul is situated at approximately 12° 25' North, 124° 11' East, in the island of Capul. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.5 meters or 14.9 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 Capul are Calbayog, Masbate City, Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Catbalogan, and Tabaco. The nearest municipalities are San Antonio, Allen, Victoria, San Isidro, San Vicente, and Lavezares. Its distance from the national capital is 421.51 kilometers (261.91 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 421.51 kilometers (261.91 miles) to the Northwest (N55°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,679, ranked 1,430 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 13.73 square kilometers, ranked 1,460 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 357 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 529 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.03%, ranked 224 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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