Lamitan, Province of Basilan

Summary data
Typecity (component)
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, 122.1370)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.9 meters (32.5 feet)

Lamitan is a coastal component city in the island province of Basilan.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 74,782. This represented 21.58% of the total population of Basilan province, or 1.98% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Barangays

Lamitan has 45 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)
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
35,160
37,4230.61%
39,7031.19%
45,2232.64%
47,8590.57%
54,4332.44%
58,7091.63%
82,0744.73%
68,996-6.12%
74,7821.54%

Location

The city center of Lamitan is situated at approximately 6° 39' North, 122° 8' East, in the island of Basilan. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 886.53 kilometers (550.86 miles) to the North (N8°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 74,782, ranked 292 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.55%, ranked 624 out of 1,634

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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