Geography

Geographic Location

San Remigio is located in the northwestern part of the Province of Cebu.

It is 109 kilometers away from cebu City, the provincial capital.

It is bounded on the north by Hagnaya Bay, on the east by the City of Bogo and Municipality of Tabogon; on the south by the Municipality of Tabuelan and on the west by the Tañon Strait.

It lies between 123053’ and 58’ longitude and 10053’ and 110 07’ latitude

Land Area and Risks

A total of   9,598.71 hectares comprise San Remigio’s 27 barangays.

The urban center consists of 1,305.24 hectares or roughly 13.60 percent of the total land area. These include five barangays which are Poblacion, Hagnaya, Punta, Argawanon and Looc.

The municipality is predominantly flat. Most areas have slopes from level to nearly level (0 to 3% slope) and these comprise about 75.83 percent of the town.  

The lowland areas along the coastline are characteristically flat but gradually become hilly to mountainous in the inland areas, which is 24.17 percent of the land. The northern side of the municipality is relatively flat-consisting of Brgys. Punta, Hagnaya, Poblacion, Argawanon, Looc, Lawis, Kayam and Maño.

Because its terrain is predominantly level to nearly level, most areas in San Remigio are not susceptible to erosion except for some 37 percent in the inland areas of barangays Bagtic, San Miguel, Calambua, Sab-a, Libaong, Canagahan, Gawaygaway, Dapdap and Toong.

Considering its terrain and drainage structure, San Remigio is classified as having moderate flooding hazard, at 80.76 percent of the areas. The coastal plains are severe flood hazards – comprising 16.89% of the total land area. Only 2.34 percent of the whole town is safe from flooding.

 

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