Al-Barka, Province of Basilan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (746 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 29' North, 122° 8' East (6.4911, 122.1415)
Estimated elevation above sea level432.0 meters (1,417.0 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 20,905. This represented 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 these figures, the population density is computed at 288 inhabitants per square kilometer or 746 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

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

Demographic profile of barangays
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
26,229
19,523-10.19%
20,9051.31%

Location

Al-Barka is situated at approximately 6° 29' North, 122° 8' East, in the island of Basilan. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 904.87 kilometers (562.26 miles) to the North (N8°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 20,905, ranked 1,240 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 28.02 square kilometers, ranked 1,223 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 288 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 706 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.31%, ranked 793 out of 1,634

Notes

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