Pagsanghan, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count13
Postal code6705
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)30.00 km2 (11.58 sq mi)
Population (2015)7,945
Density (2015)265 / km2 (686 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 58' North, 124° 43' East (11.9653, 124.7212)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.0 meters (16.4 feet)

Pagsanghan is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 30.00 square kilometers or 11.58 square miles which constitutes 0.50% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 7,945. This represented 1.02% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.18% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 265 inhabitants per square kilometer or 686 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pagsanghan 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)
Bangon6.83%543594-8.59%-1.69%
Buenos Aires7.67%6095873.75%0.70%
Calanyugan4.71%3743671.91%0.36%
Caloloma5.58%443472-6.14%-1.20%
Cambaye3.01%239250-4.40%-0.85%
Canlapwas13.25%1,0531,0173.54%0.66%
Libertad10.27%816886-7.90%-1.55%
Pañge4.87%387410-5.61%-1.09%
San Luis9.54%7587018.13%1.50%
Santo Niño13.14%1,0441,0291.46%0.28%
Viejo6.32%5024902.45%0.46%
Villahermosa Occidental8.04%639679-5.89%-1.15%
Villahermosa Oriental6.77%538542-0.74%-0.14%
Pagsanghan Total7,9458,024-0.98%-0.19%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pagsanghan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 40,254,408.61.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200923,220,617.73
201024,633,532.496.08%
201126,579,241.297.90%
201225,925,431.60-2.46%
201328,632,669.9110.44%
201432,131,041.2112.22%
201536,563,071.4313.79%
201640,254,408.6110.10%

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 Pagsanghan is 10 to 14, with 1,008 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 90 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1139
1 to 4740
5 to 9952
10 to 141,008
15 to 19877
20 to 24535
25 to 29469
30 to 34462
35 to 39503
40 to 44451
45 to 49427
50 to 54360
55 to 59298
60 to 64208
65 to 69184
70 to 74145
75 to 7997
80 and over90
Total7,945

Historical population

The population of Pagsanghan grew from 6,512 in 1980 to 7,945 in 2015, an increase of 1,433 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.19%, or a decrease of 79 people, from the previous population of 8,024 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,512
6,047-0.74%
7,3503.72%
7,077-0.81%
7,9811.67%
8,0240.20%
7,945-0.19%

Location

The municipal center of Pagsanghan is situated at approximately 11° 58' North, 124° 43' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.0 meters or 16.4 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 Pagsanghan are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Tacloban, Borongan, Ormoc, and Bogo. The nearest municipalities are Tarangnan, Santa Margarita, Gandara, San Jorge, Matuguinao, and Santo Niño. Its distance from the national capital is 498.68 kilometers (309.87 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 17.79 kilometers (11.05 miles) to the Northwest (N51°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 27.43 kilometers (17.04 miles) to the Southeast (S40°E)
  • Tacloban, 85.81 kilometers (53.32 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S21°E)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 86.90 kilometers (54.00 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S63°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 107.01 kilometers (66.50 miles) to the South (S7°W)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 127.23 kilometers (79.06 miles) to the Southwest (S37°W)

Distance from Manila: 498.68 kilometers (309.87 miles) to the Northwest (N54°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 7,945, ranked 1,501 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 11.58 square kilometers, ranked 1,470 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 265 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 729 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.19%, ranked 1,121 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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