Summer Capital of Comval
Typography
 

The highest elevation in the province reaches a height of more than 2,000 meters above sea level (MASL), and this is found in the municipalities of Maragusan, New Bataan and Pantukan having an aggregate area of 80.89 square kilometers or 1.73 % of the total land area of the province. The lowest elevation is at below 100 MASL with Laak having the widest area of 215.37 hectares while New Bataan with the narrowest of 19.10 sq. kms.

Around 30.41% of the province total land area is characterized with 500-1000 MASL elevation of which all municipalities except Montevista have areas within this elevation range (Table 02).

Table 02.    Land Area by Elevation Class, Compostela Valley Province, (in square kilometers)

 

Municipality

< 100 MASL

100 - 300 MASL

300 - 500 MASL

500 – 1000 MASL

1000 - 2000 MASL

> 2000 MASL

Total

1. Compostela

52.38

0.35

-

115.37

19.40

-

187.50

2. Laak

215.37

665.98

55.48

10.23

-

-

947.06

3. Mabini

45.20

0.54

-

295.61

70.90

-

412.25

4. Maco

57.04

19.74

0.69

130.65

36.28

-

244.40

5. Maragusan

-

-

-

138.04

234.29

21.96

394.29

6. Mawab

82.35

56.78

19.77

10.62

-

-

169.52

7. Monkayo

193.33

131.99

88.40

253.05

26.12

-

692.89

8. Montevista

66.43

159.76

38.81

-

-

-

265.00

9. Nabunturan

82.04

89.64

39.42

30.66

3.53

-

245.29

10. New Bataan

19.10

102.79

17.08

217.13

284.81

47.69

688.60

11. Pantukan

42.02

5.05

11.32

217.90

132.60

11.24

420.13

TOTAL

855.26

1,232.62

270.97

1,419.26

807.93

80.89

4,666.93

% Distribution

18.33

26.41

5.81

30.41

17.31

1.73

100.00

Source:    Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Region XI


SLOPE


Majority of the areas in the province are within the above 50 percent slope sharing 26.61% of the total area in the province. New Bataan, Maragusan and Mabini are top three municipalities with most areas belonging to this slope category. On the other hand, Monkayo and Nabunturan have land areas majority within the 0-3% slope category (Table 03).


Table 03.      Land Area by Slope Classification (in square kilometer)
Compostela Valley Province, 2009

Municipality

0 - 3%

3 - 8%

8 - 18%

18 – 30%

30 - 50%

> 50%

Total

1. Compostela

52.38

0.35

28.34

50.06

37.75

18.62

187.50

2. Laak

55.22

206.60

563.92

98.57

21.97

0.78

947.06

3. Mabini

30.17

6.64

17.24

43.81

113.32

201.07

412.25

4. Maco

44.54

4.30

37.70

29.99

10.87

117.00

244.40

5. Maragusan

33.90

22.49

31.54

48.22

16.99

241.15

394.29

6. Mawab

84.92

0.36

32.38

29.68

12.30

9.88

169.52

7. Monkayo

142.80

120.33

82.39

190.93

62.36

94.08

692.89

8. Montevista

59.55

49.29

59.69

92.87

2.66

0.94

265.00

9. Nabunturan

106.04

4.93

35.50

55.86

9.51

33.45

245.29

10. New Bataan

15.70

112.43

20.52

63.23

128.40

348.32

688.60

11. Pantukan

51.11

1.83

54.27

98.51

37.71

176.70

420.13

TOTAL

676.33

529.55

963.49

801.73

453.84

1,241.99

4,666.93

% Distribution

14.49

11.35

20.65

17.18

9.72

26.61

100.00