Kawayan, Biliran

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Kawayan
Municipality of Kawayan
Official seal of Kawayan
Seal
Map of Biliran with Kawayan highlighted
Map of Biliran with Kawayan highlighted
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
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceBiliran
DistrictLone district
Barangays20 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorGerardo S. Espina Sr.
 • Electorate13,983 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total61.02 km2 (23.56 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total20,291
 • Density330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6545
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)53
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)61,782,682.76 (2016)
Native languagesWaray
Tagalog
Websitewww.kawayan-biliran.gov.ph

Kawayan, officially the Municipality of Kawayan, (Waray: Bungto san Kawayan; Cebuano: Lungsod sa Kawayan; Filipino: Bayan ng Kawayan), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Biliran, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 20,291 people.[3]

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.[4] In 1948, the barangays of Ungale, Tuo, and Inasuyan were transferred from Caibiran, Biliran.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
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
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 7,101—    
1939 8,498+0.86%
1948 9,618+1.39%
1960 12,252+2.04%
1970 12,870+0.49%
1975 14,568+2.52%
1980 16,183+2.12%
1990 15,056−0.72%
1995 16,424+1.64%
2000 17,507+1.38%
2007 19,053+1.17%
2010 20,238+2.22%
2015 20,291+0.05%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

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


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. ^ "Municipal: Kawayan, Biliran". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  5. ^ "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.
  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. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Biliran". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.