Tarangnan, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count41
Postal code6704
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)132.49 km2 (51.15 sq mi)
Population (2015)24,992
Density (2015)189 / km2 (489 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 54' North, 124° 45' East (11.9023, 124.7464)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.3 meters (24.1 feet)

Tarangnan is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 132.49 square kilometers or 51.15 square miles which constitutes 2.19% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 24,992. This represented 3.20% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.56% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 189 inhabitants per square kilometer or 489 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tarangnan has 41 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)
Alcazar1.53%382423-9.69%-1.92%
Awang0.60%151166-9.04%-1.79%
Bahay2.56%639642-0.47%-0.09%
Balonga‑as1.30%32527219.49%3.45%
Balugo2.06%515521-1.15%-0.22%
Bangon Gote0.59%1471386.52%1.21%
Baras1.10%275293-6.14%-1.20%
Binalayan1.05%26223710.55%1.93%
Bisitahan1.10%274319-14.11%-2.85%
Bonga4.02%1,00590511.05%2.02%
Cabunga‑an2.42%605688-12.06%-2.42%
Cagtutulo1.41%352688-48.84%-11.98%
Cambatutay Nuevo0.84%2102014.48%0.84%
Cambatutay Viejo1.42%35630317.49%3.12%
Canunghan1.01%252270-6.67%-1.31%
Catan‑agan0.39%98120-18.33%-3.78%
Dapdap3.11%777862-9.86%-1.96%
Gallego1.76%4394038.93%1.64%
Imelda Poblacion3.85%9619303.33%0.63%
Lahong1.04%25922714.10%2.54%
Libucan Dacu3.03%758777-2.45%-0.47%
Libucan Gote1.57%393414-5.07%-0.99%
Lucerdoni2.44%6096080.16%0.03%
Majacob6.82%1,7041,45716.95%3.03%
Mancares5.15%1,2871,1789.25%1.70%
Marabut0.65%1621554.52%0.84%
Oeste‑A3.31%828855-3.16%-0.61%
Oeste‑B2.83%707717-1.39%-0.27%
Pajo1.01%2522395.44%1.01%
Palencia2.44%6105814.99%0.93%
Poblacion A3.93%9839750.82%0.16%
Poblacion B4.30%1,07491717.12%3.05%
Poblacion C0.90%226239-5.44%-1.06%
Poblacion D2.03%50843915.72%2.82%
Poblacion E3.51%87772820.47%3.61%
San Vicente3.49%871885-1.58%-0.30%
Santa Cruz3.06%76464917.72%3.15%
Sugod3.34%8347599.88%1.81%
Talinga2.11%52747211.65%2.12%
Tigdaranao9.10%2,2742,0849.12%1.68%
Tizon1.84%46041012.20%2.22%
Tarangnan Total24,99224,1463.50%0.66%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tarangnan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 74,345,141.92.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200941,568,096.06
201044,186,842.216.30%
201147,792,394.438.16%
201246,387,424.33-2.94%
201352,270,220.1712.68%
201459,381,306.7413.60%
201567,497,024.9713.67%
201674,345,141.9210.15%

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 Tarangnan is 10 to 14, with 3,062 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 183 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1533
1 to 42,505
5 to 93,040
10 to 143,062
15 to 192,731
20 to 242,292
25 to 291,731
30 to 341,457
35 to 391,373
40 to 441,344
45 to 491,200
50 to 541,024
55 to 59858
60 to 64625
65 to 69471
70 to 74337
75 to 79226
80 and over183
Total24,992

Historical population

The population of Tarangnan grew from 15,984 in 1960 to 24,992 in 2015, an increase of 9,008 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.66%, or an increase of 846 people, from the previous population of 24,146 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,984
17,5510.92%
19,4892.12%
15,558-4.40%
15,8940.21%
18,7913.19%
20,5381.92%
22,7671.43%
24,1462.16%
24,9920.66%

Location

The municipal center of Tarangnan is situated at approximately 11° 54' North, 124° 45' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.3 meters or 24.1 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 Tarangnan are Catbalogan, Calbayog, Tacloban, Borongan, Ormoc, and Bogo. The nearest municipalities are Pagsanghan, San Jorge, Gandara, Santa Margarita, Jiabong, and Daram. Its distance from the national capital is 505.02 kilometers (313.80 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Pagsanghan, Samar, 7.49 kilometers (4.65 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N21°W)
  • San Jorge, Samar, 12.09 kilometers (7.51 miles) to the Northeast (N45°E)
  • Gandara, Samar, 14.16 kilometers (8.80 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N30°E)
  • Santa Margarita, Samar, 17.79 kilometers (11.06 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)
  • Jiabong, Samar, 27.06 kilometers (16.81 miles) to the Southeast (S55°E)
  • Daram, Samar, 30.04 kilometers (18.66 miles) to the South (S10°E)

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 20.46 kilometers (12.71 miles) to the Southeast (S46°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 24.59 kilometers (15.28 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)
  • Tacloban, 78.32 kilometers (48.66 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S21°E)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 81.47 kilometers (50.62 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S67°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 100.47 kilometers (62.43 miles) to the South (S9°W)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 123.55 kilometers (76.77 miles) to the Southwest (S40°W)

Distance from Manila: 505.02 kilometers (313.80 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 24,992, ranked 1,033 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 51.15 square kilometers, ranked 774 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 189 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 961 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.66%, ranked 711 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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