Al-Barka
Province of Basilan

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceBasilan
Barangay count16
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Area (2007)72.58 km2
(28.02 sq. mi)
Population (2015)20,905
Density (2015)288 per km2
(746 per sq. mi)
Coordinates6° 29' North, 122° 8' East
(6.4911 ° N, 122.1415 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
432.0 meters
(1,417.0 feet)
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Al-Barka is a coastal municipality in the island province of Basilan.

The municipality has a land area of 72.58 square kilometers or 28.02 square miles which constitutes 2.25% of Basilan's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 20,905 representing 6.03% of the total population of Basilan province, or 0.55% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 288 inhabitants per square kilometer or 746 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Al-Barka has 16 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Apil‑apil4.28%8951,061-15.65%-3.19%
Bato‑bato4.96%1,0361,065-2.72%-0.52%
Bohe‑Piang5.33%1,1151,116-0.09%-0.02%
Bucalao9.20%1,9231,71712.00%2.18%
Cambug6.47%1,3531,411-4.11%-0.80%
Danapah6.17%1,2901,311-1.60%-0.31%
Guinanta10.10%2,1112,0721.88%0.36%
Kailih7.27%1,5201,19926.77%4.62%
Kinukutan5.46%1,14296618.22%3.24%
Kuhon5.12%1,0719878.51%1.57%
Kuhon Lennuh5.86%1,2261,1447.17%1.33%
Linuan4.98%1,04273142.54%6.98%
Lookbisaya7.48%1,5641,4686.54%1.21%
Macalang3.29%68853528.60%4.91%
Magcawa10.02%2,0942,0114.13%0.77%
Sangkahan3.99%83572914.54%2.62%
Al-Barka Total20,90519,5237.08%1.31%
Historical population

The population of Al-Barka fell from 26,229 in 2007 to 20,905 in 2015, a decrease of 5,324 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.31%, or an increase of 1,382 people, from the previous population of 19,523 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 126,229
2010 May 119,523-10.19%
2015 Aug 120,9051.31%
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Al-Barka is situated at approximately 6° 29' North, 122° 8' East, which has an elevation estimated at 432.0 meters or 1,417.0 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 Al-Barka are Lamitan, Isabela City, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Cotabato City, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Tipo-Tipo, Ungkaya Pukan, Tuburan, Sumisip, Akbar, and Hadji Mohammad Ajul. Its distance from the national capital is 904.87 kilometers (562.26 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 904.87 kilometers (562.26 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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