Akbar
Province of Basilan

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceBasilan
Barangay count9
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Area (2007)38.76 km2
(14.97 sq. mi)
Population (2015)17,531
Density (2015)452 per km2
(1,171 per sq. mi)
Coordinates6° 40' North, 122° 11' East
(6.6654 ° N, 122.1854 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
12.9 meters
(42.2 feet)
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Akbar is a coastal municipality in the island province of Basilan.

The municipality has a land area of 38.76 square kilometers or 14.97 square miles which constitutes 1.20% of Basilan's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 17,531 representing 5.06% of the total population of Basilan province, or 0.46% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 452 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,171 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Akbar has 9 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Caddayan6.22%1,09056991.56%13.18%
Linongan14.00%2,4541,93826.63%4.60%
Lower Bato‑bato10.40%1,8231,885-3.29%-0.63%
Mangalut9.14%1,6031,15239.15%6.49%
Manguso6.85%1,2011,05114.27%2.57%
Paguengan9.41%1,6491,28028.83%4.94%
Semut25.57%4,4833,16841.51%6.83%
Upper Bato‑bato6.23%1,09364270.25%10.66%
Upper Sinangkapan12.18%2,1351,68426.78%4.62%
Akbar Total17,53113,36931.13%5.30%
Historical population

The population of Akbar fell from 21,312 in 2007 to 17,531 in 2015, a decrease of 3,781 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 5.30%, or an increase of 4,162 people, from the previous population of 13,369 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 15
1970 May 6
1975 May 1
1980 May 1
1990 May 1
1995 Sep 1
2000 May 1
2007 Aug 121,312
2010 May 113,369-15.61%
2015 Aug 117,5315.30%
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The town center of Akbar is situated at approximately 6° 40' North, 122° 11' East, which has an elevation estimated at 12.9 meters or 42.2 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Akbar are Lamitan, Isabela City, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Tangub, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Tuburan, Hadji Mohammad Ajul, Tipo-Tipo, Al-Barka, Ungkaya Pukan, and Sumisip. Its distance from the national capital is 886.49 kilometers (550.84 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 886.49 kilometers (550.84 miles) to the North (N8°W)

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
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