Cabucgayan, Biliran

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Cabucgayan
Municipality
Municipality of Cabucgayan
Map of Biliran with Cabucgayan highlighted
Map of Biliran with Cabucgayan highlighted
Cabucgayan is located in Philippines
Cabucgayan
Cabucgayan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°28′N 124°34′E / 11.47°N 124.57°E / 11.47; 124.57Coordinates: 11°28′N 124°34′E / 11.47°N 124.57°E / 11.47; 124.57
Country  Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Biliran
District Lone district
Founded September 29, 1949
Barangays 13 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Gemma G. Adobo
 • Electorate 13,090 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 54.19 km2 (20.92 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 20,788
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6550
PSGC 087803000
IDD:area code +63 (0)53
Climate type tropical monsoon climate
Income class 5th municipal income class
Website www.cabucgayan-biliran.gov.ph

Cabucgayan, officially the Municipality of Cabucgayan, (Waray: Bungto san Cabucgayan; Cebuano: Lungsod sa Cabucgayan; Filipino: Bayan ng Cabucgayan), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Biliran, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 20,788 people.[3]

History[edit]

Cabucgayan derived its name from the snail called bukgay. In the Waray-Waray language, to make a singular noun into a plural noun, the article ka is added before the word and the article an after the word. Kabukgayan, therefore, means a place where there are many snails.[citation needed]

This municipality was created on September 29, 1949 when President Elpidio Quirino issued Executive Order no. 271.[4]

Geography[edit]

Cabucgayan is located at 11°28′N 124°34′E / 11.47°N 124.57°E / 11.47; 124.57, at the south-eastern section of Biliran Island, and is approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) south from Caibiran, 33 kilometres (21 mi) away from the provincial capital Naval, and 118 kilometres (73 mi) away from Tacloban, the provincial capital of Leyte. Cabucgayan is bound on the north by Caibiran, east by the Villareal Bay, south by Carigara Bay, and west by the municipality of Biliran

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 54.19 square kilometres (20.92 sq mi)[2] constituting 10.11% of the 536.01-square-kilometre- (206.95 sq mi) total area of Biliran.

Climate[edit]

It belongs to the two types of climate, Type II and Type IV. It is characterized by pronounced rainfall periodically accompanied by trade winds and storms during the months of January, June, July, November and December while the minimum monthly rainfall occurs in February, March, April and May.

The total land area dedicated to agriculture is 2,905 hectares (7,180 acres) or 59.63% of the total land area. The three major forest products are timber, rattan and wild abaca.

Barangays[edit]

Cabucgayan is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
087803001 Balaquid 12.9% 2,688 2,499 1.40%
087803002 Baso 7.5% 1,563 1,411 1.97%
087803003 Bunga 19.4% 4,041 3,835 1.00%
087803004 Caanibongan 1.3% 270 272 −0.14%
087803005 Casiawan 6.1% 1,274 1,109 2.68%
087803007 Esperanza (Poblacion) 5.2% 1,071 1,284 −3.39%
087803008 Langgao 6.2% 1,299 1,164 2.11%
087803009 Libertad 6.7% 1,402 1,332 0.98%
087803010 Looc 13.3% 2,758 2,389 2.77%
087803011 Magbangon (Poblacion) 7.7% 1,611 1,503 1.33%
087803012 Pawikan 7.1% 1,480 1,471 0.12%
087803013 Salawad 2.6% 546 542 0.14%
087803014 Talibong 3.8% 785 810 −0.60%
Total 20,788 19,621 1.11%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Cabucgayan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 2,183 —    
1960 11,234 +2.92%
1970 10,847 −0.35%
1975 12,682 +3.18%
1980 13,034 +0.55%
1990 15,240 +1.58%
1995 16,498 +1.50%
2000 17,691 +1.51%
2007 18,799 +0.84%
2010 19,621 +1.57%
2015 20,788 +1.11%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, Cabucgayan had a population of 20,788.[3] The population density was 380 inhabitants per square kilometre (980/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 13,090 registered voters.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Biliran". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Executive Order No. 271; Creating Certain Portions of the Municipalities of Biliran and Caibiran, Province of Leyte, Into an Independent Municipality Under the Name of Cabucgayan". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Malacañang, Manila, Philippines. 29 September 1949. Archived from the original on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: Cabucgayan, Biliran". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Province of Biliran". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016.