Lamitan
Province of Basilan

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceBasilan
Barangay count45
Postal code7302
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea, Sulu Sea
Population (2015)74,782
Coordinates6° 39' North, 122° 8' East
(6.6580 ° N, 122.1370 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
9.9 meters
(32.5 feet)
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Lamitan is a coastal component city in the island province of Basilan.

The 2015 Census records its population as 74,782 representing 21.58% of the total population of Basilan province, or 1.98% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Demographic profile of barangays

Lamitan has 45 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Arco0.90%672800-16.00%-3.27%
Ba‑as1.68%1,2551,266-0.87%-0.17%
Baimbing0.67%50045110.86%1.98%
Balagtasan3.15%2,3592,597-9.16%-1.81%
Balas3.90%2,9182,8093.88%0.73%
Balobo2.70%2,0171,9443.76%0.70%
Bato5.72%4,2793,84111.40%2.08%
Baungos1.11%831963-13.71%-2.77%
Bohebessey0.83%622910-31.65%-6.99%
Boheibu1.74%1,2981,502-13.58%-2.74%
Bohenange1.10%82271614.80%2.66%
Bohesapa1.14%855861-0.70%-0.13%
Boheyakan1.04%779823-5.35%-1.04%
Boheyawas1.88%1,4091,12824.91%4.33%
Buahan1.74%1,3031,323-1.51%-0.29%
Bulanting0.80%600945-36.51%-8.29%
Bulingan1.08%8067468.04%1.48%
Cabobo1.19%89245994.34%13.49%
Calugusan1.27%953966-1.35%-0.26%
Campo Uno1.82%1,3641,3054.52%0.85%
Colonia4.10%3,0671,91959.82%9.34%
Danit‑Puntocan0.83%6205964.03%0.75%
Kulay Bato4.91%3,6742,98623.04%4.03%
Lebbuh0.91%6816544.13%0.77%
Limo‑ok3.49%2,6102,20818.21%3.24%
Lo‑ok1.44%1,08095712.85%2.33%
Luksumbang0.82%612726-15.70%-3.20%
Lumuton0.87%649686-5.39%-1.05%
Maganda4.94%3,6913,6570.93%0.18%
Malakas2.03%1,5181,615-6.01%-1.17%
Maligaya3.58%2,6762,5644.37%0.82%
Malinis2.47%1,8491,53320.61%3.63%
Malo‑ong Canal1.86%1,3911,493-6.83%-1.34%
Malo‑ong San Jose2.44%1,8262,305-20.78%-4.34%
Matatag2.90%2,1692,1202.31%0.44%
Matibay6.33%4,7373,39639.49%6.54%
Parangbasak2.15%1,6071,40814.13%2.55%
Sabong0.84%63154316.21%2.90%
Santa Clara7.17%5,3604,07331.60%5.37%
Sengal2.40%1,7931,6955.78%1.08%
Simbangon0.91%68059414.48%2.61%
Tandong Ahas1.44%1,0781,0532.37%0.45%
Tumakid1.34%1,0021,134-11.64%-2.33%
Ubit2.20%1,6481,39618.05%3.21%
Ulame2.14%1,5991,33020.23%3.57%
Lamitan Total74,78268,9968.39%1.55%
Historical population

The population of Lamitan grew from 35,160 in 1960 to 74,782 in 2015, an increase of 39,622 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.54%, or an increase of 5,786 people, from the previous population of 68,996 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1535,160
1970 May 637,4230.61%
1975 May 139,7031.19%
1980 May 145,2232.64%
1990 May 147,8590.57%
1995 Sep 154,4332.44%
2000 May 158,7091.63%
2007 Aug 182,0744.73%
2010 May 168,996-6.12%
2015 Aug 174,7821.54%
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The city center of Lamitan is situated at approximately 6° 39' North, 122° 8' East, which has an elevation estimated at 9.9 meters or 32.5 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 Lamitan are Isabela City, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Tangub, Cotabato City, and Ozamiz. The nearest municipalities are Akbar, Tuburan, Hadji Mohammad Ajul, Tipo-Tipo, Al-Barka, and Ungkaya Pukan. Its distance from the national capital is 886.53 kilometers (550.86 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 886.53 kilometers (550.86 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.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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