Mapanas, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count13
Postal code6412
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)117.85 km2 (45.50 sq mi)
Population (2015)14,025
Density (2015)119 / km2 (308 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 29' North, 125° 15' East (12.4752, 125.2554)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.4 meters (21.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 117.85 square kilometers or 45.50 square miles which constitutes 3.19% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 14,025. This represented 2.22% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 0.32% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 119 inhabitants per square kilometer or 308 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Mapanas has 13 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)
Burgos2.75%3863860.00%0.00%
Del Norte12.04%1,6891,45016.48%2.95%
Del Sur5.33%74763318.01%3.20%
E. Laodenio4.19%588624-5.77%-1.13%
Jubasan6.11%8578530.47%0.09%
Magsaysay3.62%50845511.65%2.12%
Magtaon16.44%2,3062,00515.01%2.70%
Manaybanay9.90%1,3891,21614.23%2.56%
Naparasan3.59%50338829.64%5.07%
Quezon6.15%86370622.24%3.90%
San Jose4.25%59646927.08%4.67%
Santa Potenciana15.67%2,1982,0566.91%1.28%
Siljagon9.95%1,3951,18218.02%3.20%
Mapanas Total14,02512,42312.90%2.34%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Mapanas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 56,739,842.29.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200932,013,494.21
201034,260,309.007.02%
201137,335,390.108.98%
201235,992,887.08-3.60%
201339,733,770.7910.39%
201444,744,753.2212.61%
201551,156,887.7114.33%
201656,739,842.2910.91%

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 Mapanas is 10 to 14, with 1,888 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 103 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1310
1 to 41,509
5 to 91,816
10 to 141,888
15 to 191,768
20 to 241,279
25 to 29978
30 to 34777
35 to 39750
40 to 44663
45 to 49549
50 to 54454
55 to 59364
60 to 64267
65 to 69245
70 to 74175
75 to 79130
80 and over103
Total14,025

Historical population

The population of Mapanas grew from 5,716 in 1970 to 14,025 in 2015, an increase of 8,309 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.34%, or an increase of 1,602 people, from the previous population of 12,423 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,716
6,6693.14%
5,549-3.61%
7,5533.13%
9,3774.14%
11,1513.78%
12,2211.27%
12,4230.60%
14,0252.34%

Location

The municipal center of Mapanas is situated at approximately 12° 29' North, 125° 15' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.4 meters or 21.0 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 Mapanas are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Borongan, Tacloban, Sorsogon City, and Ormoc. The nearest municipalities are Gamay, Palapag, Lapinig, Jipapad, Catubig, and Arteche. Its distance from the national capital is 518.59 kilometers (322.24 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 84.90 kilometers (52.76 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S58°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 87.40 kilometers (54.31 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S28°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 97.48 kilometers (60.57 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S11°E)
  • Tacloban, 138.95 kilometers (86.34 miles) to the South (S11°W)
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 146.42 kilometers (90.98 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N68°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 177.37 kilometers (110.21 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S23°W)

Distance from Manila: 518.59 kilometers (322.24 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N63°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 14,025, ranked 1,397 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.50 square kilometers, ranked 875 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 119 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,220 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.34%, ranked 402 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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