Location within Biliran province
|Region||Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)|
|Founded||September 29, 1949|
|Barangays||13 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Gemma G. Adobo|
|• Total||54.19 km2 (20.92 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||380/km2 (990/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||13,090|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)53|
|Income class||5th class|
Cabucgayan, officially the Municipality of Cabucgayan (Waray: Bungto san Cabucgayan; Cebuano: Lungsod sa Cabucgayan; Filipino: Bayan ng Cabucgayan), is a municipality in the province of Biliran in the Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) of the Philippines. The population was 20,788 at the 2015 census. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 13,090 registered voters.
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.
Cabucgayan is located at 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, at the south-eastern section of
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 54.19 square kilometres (20.92 sq mi)  constituting 10.11% of the 536.01-square-kilometre- (206.95 sq mi) total area of Biliran.
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.
|Population census of Cabucgayan|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, Cabucgayan had a population of 20,788. The population density was 380 inhabitants per square kilometre (980/sq mi).
In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 13,090 registered voters.
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