Basilan

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Basilan
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Cities2
Municipalities11
Barangays243
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Celebes Sea
Area (2007)3,224.47 km2 (1,244.97 sq mi)
Population (2015)346,579
Density (2015)107 / km2 (278 / sq mi)

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.

The province has a land area of 3,224.47 square kilometers or 1,244.97 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 346,579. This represented 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 these figures, the population density is computed at 107 inhabitants per square kilometer or 278 inhabitants per square mile.

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

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Local government units

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

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Akbarmunicipality17,53113,3695.30%38.76 km2 (14.97 sq mi)452 / km2 (1,171 / sq mi)9
Al-Barkamunicipality20,90519,5231.31%72.58 km2 (28.02 sq mi)288 / km2 (746 / sq mi)16
Hadji Mohammad Ajulmunicipality19,30715,9623.69%41.02 km2 (15.84 sq mi)471 / km2 (1,219 / sq mi)11
Hadji Muhtamadmunicipality25,08512,24914.62%no datano data10
Lamitancity (CC)74,78268,9961.55%no datano data45
Lantawanmunicipality24,59420,0873.93%no datano data25
Malusomunicipality40,64633,8033.57%168.46 km2 (65.04 sq mi)241 / km2 (625 / sq mi)20
Sumisipmunicipality41,73037,0312.30%no datano data29
Tabuan-Lasamunicipality24,18818,6355.09%80.50 km2 (31.08 sq mi)300 / km2 (778 / sq mi)12
Tipo-Tipomunicipality19,16316,9782.33%49.70 km2 (19.19 sq mi)386 / km2 (999 / sq mi)11
Tuburanmunicipality20,20718,9881.19%no datano data10
Ungkaya Pukanmunicipality18,44117,7010.78%96.13 km2 (37.12 sq mi)192 / km2 (497 / sq mi)12
Basilan Total346,579293,3223.23%3,224.47 km2 (1,244.97 sq mi)107 / km2 (278 / sq mi)243

Historical population

The population of Basilan 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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
123,103
108,951-1.19%
122,9352.45%
151,5164.27%
179,2301.69%
227,0084.53%
259,7962.93%
408,5206.44%
293,322-11.36%
346,5793.23%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 346,579, ranked 64 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,244.97 square kilometers, ranked 44 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 107 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 67 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.23%, ranked 3 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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