Basilan

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Basilan
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) (except Isabela City)
CapitalIsabela
Total local government units
Cities2
Municipalities11
Barangays243
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Celebes Sea
Area (2007) [note]3,224.47 km2
(1,244.97 sq. mi)
Population (2015)[note]346,579
Density (2015)[note]107 per km2
(278 per sq. mi)
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[note] Figures exclude the city of Isabela

Basilan is a province in the Philippines situated in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao occupying the Sulu Archipelago and the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao in central Mindanao. Its capital is the City of Isabela.

Excluding Isabela City (which is part of SOCCSKSARGEN), the province has a land area of 3,224.47 square kilometers or 1,244.97 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 346,579 representing 9.17% of the total population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, 1.44% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.34% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 107 inhabitants per square kilometer or 278 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Basilan is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Basilan Strait, Moro Gulf, Celebes Sea, and the Sulu Sea.

Local government units

Basilan has 11 municipalities and 2 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 243.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Akbarmun17,531
(5.06%)
13,3695.30%38.76 km2
(14.97 sq mi)
452 per km2
(1,171 per sq mi)
9
Al-Barkamun20,905
(6.03%)
19,5231.31%72.58 km2
(28.02 sq mi)
288 per km2
(746 per sq mi)
16
Hadji Mohammad Ajulmun19,307
(5.57%)
15,9623.69%41.02 km2
(15.84 sq mi)
471 per km2
(1,219 per sq mi)
11
Hadji Muhtamadmun25,085
(7.24%)
12,24914.62%no datano data10
Isabela Citycity (CC), capital112,788
(32.54%)
97,8572.74%223.73 km2
(86.38 sq mi)
504 per km2
(1,306 per sq mi)
45
Lamitancity (CC)74,782
(21.58%)
68,9961.55%no datano data45
Lantawanmun24,594
(7.10%)
20,0873.93%no datano data25
Malusomun40,646
(11.73%)
33,8033.57%168.46 km2
(65.04 sq mi)
241 per km2
(625 per sq mi)
20
Sumisipmun41,730
(12.04%)
37,0312.30%no datano data29
Tabuan-Lasamun24,188
(6.98%)
18,6355.09%80.50 km2
(31.08 sq mi)
300 per km2
(778 per sq mi)
12
Tipo-Tipomun19,163
(5.53%)
16,9782.33%49.70 km2
(19.19 sq mi)
386 per km2
(999 per sq mi)
11
Tuburanmun20,207
(5.83%)
18,9881.19%no datano data10
Ungkaya Pukanmun18,441
(5.32%)
17,7010.78%96.13 km2
(37.12 sq mi)
192 per km2
(497 per sq mi)
12
Basilan Total [1]346,579293,3223.23%3,224.47 km2
(1,244.97 sq mi)
107 per km2
(278 per sq mi)
243
Historical population

The population of Basilan (excluding Isabela City) grew from 123,103 in 1960 to 346,579 in 2015, an increase of 223,476 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.23%, or an increase of 53,257 people, from the previous population of 293,322 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2
1918 Dec 31
1939 Jan 1
1948 Oct 1
1960 Feb 15123,103
1970 May 6108,951-1.19%
1975 May 1122,9352.45%
1980 May 1151,5164.27%
1990 May 1179,2301.69%
1995 Sep 1227,0084.53%
2000 May 1259,7962.93%
2007 Aug 1408,5206.44%
2010 May 1293,322-11.36%
2015 Aug 1346,5793.23%

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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