Las Navas, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count53
Postal code6420
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)282.61 km2 (109.12 sq mi)
Population (2015)37,947
Density (2015)134 / km2 (348 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 20' North, 125° 2' East (12.3391, 125.0312)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.8 meters (28.8 feet)

Las Navas is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Northern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 282.61 square kilometers or 109.12 square miles which constitutes 7.65% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 37,947. This represented 6.00% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 0.85% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 134 inhabitants per square kilometer or 348 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Las Navas has 53 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)
Balugo1.08%409422-3.08%-0.59%
Bugay2.04%7737325.60%1.04%
Bugtosan1.25%47342411.56%2.10%
Bukid2.77%1,0511,0203.04%0.57%
Bulao3.62%1,3721,2608.89%1.63%
Caputoan0.82%31227115.13%2.72%
Catoto‑ogan0.81%3073021.66%0.31%
Cuenco0.90%3403167.59%1.40%
Dapdap4.39%1,6651,783-6.62%-1.30%
Del Pilar2.60%9879118.34%1.54%
Dolores0.60%22715249.34%7.94%
Epaw0.73%278308-9.74%-1.93%
Geguinta1.39%5285103.53%0.66%
Geracdo1.07%40631628.48%4.89%
Guyo1.01%38533514.93%2.68%
H. Jolejole1.28%4874615.64%1.05%
H. Jolejole District5.61%2,1291,80617.88%3.18%
Hangi1.18%446477-6.50%-1.27%
Imelda1.01%38230923.62%4.12%
L. Empon1.37%5205052.97%0.56%
Lakandula0.86%32827817.99%3.20%
Lourdes2.26%8568461.18%0.22%
Lumala‑og1.35%514566-9.19%-1.82%
Mabini1.35%5144816.86%1.27%
Macarthur0.86%326333-2.10%-0.40%
Magsaysay1.92%73062317.17%3.06%
Matelarag0.90%343352-2.56%-0.49%
Osmeña0.87%332362-8.29%-1.63%
Paco1.34%5094766.93%1.28%
Palanas0.92%35025139.44%6.54%
Perez1.19%450456-1.32%-0.25%
Poponton1.78%675722-6.51%-1.27%
Quezon0.80%30422137.56%6.26%
Quirino3.30%1,2521,2460.48%0.09%
Quirino District5.34%2,0272,159-6.11%-1.19%
Rebong2.01%76461324.63%4.28%
Rizal1.55%589599-1.67%-0.32%
Roxas2.22%8437689.77%1.79%
Rufino0.55%20818114.92%2.68%
Sag‑od0.67%256282-9.22%-1.82%
San Andres1.45%55250110.18%1.86%
San Antonio0.84%31928412.32%2.24%
San Fernando3.05%1,1561,0965.47%1.02%
San Francisco2.01%761850-10.47%-2.08%
San Isidro7.68%2,9132,943-1.02%-0.19%
San Jorge3.16%1,2001,04914.39%2.59%
San Jose0.76%288299-3.68%-0.71%
San Miguel3.99%1,5141,4673.20%0.60%
Santo Tomas0.43%16214610.96%2.00%
Tagab‑iran3.14%1,1931,1682.14%0.40%
Tagan‑ayan0.77%293380-22.89%-4.83%
Taylor2.64%1,0031,059-5.29%-1.03%
Victory2.49%9468629.74%1.79%
Las Navas Total37,94736,5393.85%0.72%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Las Navas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 109,896,830.18.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200959,791,908.69
201062,840,245.255.10%
201168,335,514.358.74%
201266,397,596.44-2.84%
201376,347,666.4314.99%
201486,917,819.1913.84%
201599,250,944.2114.19%
2016109,896,830.1810.73%

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 Las Navas is 10 to 14, with 5,311 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 234 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1946
1 to 43,951
5 to 95,183
10 to 145,311
15 to 194,549
20 to 243,318
25 to 292,489
30 to 342,128
35 to 391,913
40 to 441,822
45 to 491,552
50 to 541,199
55 to 591,048
60 to 64863
65 to 69633
70 to 74505
75 to 79303
80 and over234
Total37,947

Historical population

The population of Las Navas grew from 14,043 in 1960 to 37,947 in 2015, an increase of 23,904 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.72%, or an increase of 1,408 people, from the previous population of 36,539 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,043
19,9253.48%
23,7153.56%
21,216-2.20%
22,0170.37%
25,0312.43%
29,3463.47%
32,1971.29%
36,5394.71%
37,9470.72%

Location

The municipal center of Las Navas is situated at approximately 12° 20' North, 125° 2' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.8 meters or 28.8 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 Las Navas are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Borongan, Tacloban, Sorsogon City, and Ormoc. The nearest municipalities are Catubig, Silvino Lobos, Jipapad, Palapag, Laoang, and Matuguinao. Its distance from the national capital is 504.43 kilometers (313.44 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 56.25 kilometers (34.95 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S58°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 64.43 kilometers (40.03 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 91.62 kilometers (56.93 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S28°E)
  • Tacloban, 121.28 kilometers (75.36 miles) to the South (S1°W)
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 131.55 kilometers (81.74 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N58°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 154.70 kilometers (96.13 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S17°W)

Distance from Manila: 504.43 kilometers (313.44 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N60°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 37,947, ranked 479 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 109.12 square kilometers, ranked 248 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 134 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 813 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.72%, ranked 792 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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