Lope de Vega, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count22
Postal code6403
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)280.00 km2 (108.11 sq mi)
Population (2015)14,687
Density (2015)52 / km2 (136 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 18' North, 124° 38' East (12.3000, 124.6251)
Estimated elevation above sea level30.2 meters (99.0 feet)

Lope de Vega is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Northern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 280.00 square kilometers or 108.11 square miles which constitutes 7.58% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 14,687. This represented 2.32% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 0.33% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 52 inhabitants per square kilometer or 136 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lope de Vega has 22 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)
Bayho11.72%1,7211,5848.65%1.59%
Bonifacio6.05%8888267.51%1.39%
Cag‑aguingay2.59%38131620.57%3.63%
Cagamesarag1.53%225230-2.17%-0.42%
Curry5.08%746757-1.45%-0.28%
Gebonawan3.65%536543-1.29%-0.25%
Gen. Luna2.36%34728123.49%4.10%
Getigo5.81%8548352.28%0.43%
Henaronagan1.72%25316751.50%8.23%
Lope de Vega23.01%3,3793,2045.46%1.02%
Lower Caynaga6.26%920938-1.92%-0.37%
Maghipid3.31%4864664.29%0.80%
Magsaysay3.22%4734339.24%1.70%
Osmeña4.85%7126647.23%1.34%
Paguite2.27%3333165.38%1.00%
Roxas2.13%31323732.07%5.44%
Sampaguita1.31%193211-8.53%-1.68%
San Francisco1.12%164193-15.03%-3.05%
San Jose3.12%4584179.83%1.80%
San Miguel2.42%355376-5.59%-1.09%
Somoroy2.46%3613454.64%0.87%
Upper Caynaga4.01%589203190.15%22.48%
Lope de Vega Total14,68713,5428.46%1.56%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Lope de Vega for the fiscal year of 2016 was 78,528,263.29.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200944,401,135.21
201044,307,284.46-0.21%
201150,531,354.9214.05%
201248,763,980.47-3.50%
201354,883,903.5112.55%
201462,349,966.2913.60%
201571,301,344.4614.36%
201678,528,263.2910.14%

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 Lope de Vega is 10 to 14, with 1,967 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 97 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1329
1 to 41,483
5 to 91,819
10 to 141,967
15 to 191,785
20 to 241,332
25 to 29942
30 to 34820
35 to 39818
40 to 44787
45 to 49646
50 to 54541
55 to 59442
60 to 64321
65 to 69233
70 to 74189
75 to 79136
80 and over97
Total14,687

Historical population

The population of Lope de Vega grew from 9,254 in 1990 to 14,687 in 2015, an increase of 5,433 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.56%, or an increase of 1,145 people, from the previous population of 13,542 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,254
11,9474.90%
11,754-0.35%
12,1730.48%
13,5423.96%
14,6871.56%

Location

The municipal center of Lope de Vega is situated at approximately 12° 18' North, 124° 38' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 30.2 meters or 99.0 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 Lope de Vega are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Sorsogon City, Masbate City, Borongan, and Tacloban. The nearest municipalities are Catarman, Silvino Lobos, Bobon, Mondragon, Santa Margarita, and San Jose. Its distance from the national capital is 469.05 kilometers (291.45 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 469.05 kilometers (291.45 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N57°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 14,687, ranked 1,379 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 108.11 square kilometers, ranked 340 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 52 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,463 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.56%, ranked 252 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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