Silago, Province of Southern Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
Barangay count15
Postal code6607
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSurigao Strait [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)215.05 km2 (83.03 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,775
Density (2015)59 / km2 (154 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 32' North, 125° 10' East (10.5284, 125.1627)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.1 meters (20.0 feet)

Silago is a coastal municipality in the province of Southern Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 215.05 square kilometers or 83.03 square miles which constitutes 11.96% of Southern Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,775. This represented 3.03% of the total population of Southern Leyte province, or 0.29% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 59 inhabitants per square kilometer or 154 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Silago has 15 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)
Balagawan6.46%8257786.04%1.12%
Catmon1.40%1791705.29%0.99%
Hingatungan16.67%2,1292,1081.00%0.19%
Imelda2.10%26822917.03%3.04%
Katipunan4.61%5895497.29%1.35%
Laguma6.26%8007486.95%1.29%
Mercedes14.40%1,8401,8071.83%0.35%
Poblacion District I10.48%1,3391,3241.13%0.21%
Poblacion District II11.01%1,4061,3752.25%0.43%
Puntana2.79%35628325.80%4.47%
Salvacion5.03%6426233.05%0.57%
Sap‑ang4.77%6095913.05%0.57%
Sudmon3.48%4454440.23%0.04%
Tuba‑on3.42%4374184.55%0.85%
Tubod7.13%9118635.56%1.04%
Silago Total12,77512,3103.78%0.71%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Silago for the fiscal year of 2016 was 70,113,414.97.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200939,900,801.88
201041,864,855.604.92%
201145,129,582.997.80%
201243,581,014.72-3.43%
201349,498,768.9413.58%
201455,595,775.7212.32%
201563,489,913.9614.20%
201670,113,414.9710.43%

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 Silago is 10 to 14, with 1,476 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 196 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1226
1 to 4980
5 to 91,428
10 to 141,476
15 to 191,229
20 to 24874
25 to 29734
30 to 34759
35 to 39840
40 to 44726
45 to 49744
50 to 54681
55 to 59578
60 to 64435
65 to 69361
70 to 74275
75 to 79196
80 and over233
Total12,775

Historical population

The population of Silago grew from 5,315 in 1960 to 12,775 in 2015, an increase of 7,460 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.71%, or an increase of 465 people, from the previous population of 12,310 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,315
7,4593.37%
7,9671.33%
9,3233.19%
9,7330.43%
9,7850.10%
10,4861.49%
11,1630.87%
12,3103.62%
12,7750.71%

Location

The municipal center of Silago is situated at approximately 10° 32' North, 125° 10' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.1 meters or 20.0 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 Silago are Baybay, Maasin, Tacloban, Ormoc, Surigao City, and Borongan. The nearest municipalities are Hinunangan, Hinundayan, Mahaplag, Sogod, Saint Bernard, and Libagon. Its distance from the national capital is 639.12 kilometers (397.13 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 639.12 kilometers (397.13 miles) to the Northwest (N45°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,775, ranked 1,402 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 83.03 square kilometers, ranked 468 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 59 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,414 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.71%, ranked 660 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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