Kawayan, Biliran

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Kawayan
Municipality
Fishing boats on beach in Masagongsong, Kawayan
Fishing boats on beach in Masagongsong, Kawayan
Official seal of Kawayan
Seal
Map of Biliran with Kawayan highlighted
Location within Biliran province
Kawayan is located in Philippines
Kawayan
Kawayan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°42′N 124°22′E / 11.7°N 124.37°E / 11.7; 124.37Coordinates: 11°42′N 124°22′E / 11.7°N 124.37°E / 11.7; 124.37
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Biliran
District Lone district
Barangays 20 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Gerardo S. Espina Sr.
Area[2]
 • Total 61.02 km2 (23.56 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 20,291
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 13,983
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6545
IDD:area code +63 (0)53
PSGC 087806000
Website www.kawayan-biliran.gov.ph

Kawayan, officially the Municipality of Kawayan (Waray: Bungto san Kawayan; Cebuano: Lungsod sa Kawayan; Filipino: Bayan ng Kawayan), is a municipality in the province of Biliran in the Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) of the Philippines. The population was 20,291 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 13,983 registered voters.[4]

Geography[edit]

Kawayan is located at 11°42′N 124°22′E / 11.7°N 124.37°E / 11.7; 124.37.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 61.02 square kilometres (23.56 sq mi)[2] constituting 11.38% of the 536.01-square-kilometre- (206.95 sq mi) total area of Biliran.

Barangays[edit]

Kawayan is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.[5] In 1948, the barangays of Ungale, Tuo, and Inasuyan were transferred from Caibiran, Biliran.[6]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
087806001 Baganito 2.6% 536 550 −0.49%
087806002 Balacson 4.3% 868 924 −1.18%
087806003 Bilwang 3.3% 663 630 0.98%
087806004 Bulalacao 4.1% 842 790 1.22%
087806005 Burabod 3.0% 615 710 −2.70%
087806006 Inasuyan 5.6% 1,129 1,114 0.25%
087806007 Kansanok 3.4% 688 717 −0.78%
087806008 Mada‑o 5.6% 1,132 1,044 1.55%
087806009 Mapuyo 8.5% 1,731 1,815 −0.90%
087806010 Masagaosao 3.9% 787 763 0.59%
087806011 Masagongsong 2.6% 526 596 −2.35%
087806012 Poblacion 5.9% 1,206 1,121 1.40%
087806013 Tabunan North 0.9% 177 171 0.66%
087806014 Tubig Guinoo 3.9% 785 739 1.16%
087806015 Tucdao 9.4% 1,917 1,951 −0.33%
087806016 Ungale 11.0% 2,240 2,264 −0.20%
087806017 Balite 5.0% 1,019 1,008 0.21%
087806018 Buyo 4.6% 937 884 1.11%
087806019 Villa Cornejo (Looc) 5.6% 1,132 1,154 −0.37%
087806020 San Lorenzo 6.7% 1,361 1,293 0.98%
Total 20,291 20,238 0.05%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Kawayan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 15,056 —    
1995 16,424 +1.64%
2000 17,507 +1.38%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 19,053 +1.17%
2010 20,238 +2.22%
2015 20,291 +0.05%

In the 2015 census, Kawayan had a population of 20,291.[3] The population density was 330 inhabitants per square kilometre (850/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 13,983 registered voters.[4]

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 "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: Kawayan, Biliran". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "An act to separate the barrios of Ungale, Tuo, and Inasuyan from the municipality of Caibiran, province of Leyte, and to merge these barrios with the municipality of Kawayan, of the same province". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  7. ^ a b "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Province of Biliran". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011.