Lantawan
Province of Basilan

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceBasilan
Barangay count25
Postal code7301
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Population (2015)24,594
Coordinates6° 38' North, 121° 50' East
(6.6368 ° N, 121.8413 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
34.0 meters
(111.5 feet)
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Lantawan is a coastal municipality in the island province of Basilan.

The 2015 Census records its population as 24,594 representing 7.10% of the total population of Basilan province, or 0.65% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Demographic profile of barangays

Lantawan has 25 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Atong‑atong9.63%2,3681,155105.02%14.65%
Bagbagon3.37%8297934.54%0.85%
Baungis2.13%5245151.75%0.33%
Bulan‑bulan5.95%1,4631,3339.75%1.79%
Bulanza3.13%77160527.44%4.72%
Calayan2.06%50745212.17%2.21%
Calugusan3.54%8707969.30%1.71%
Canibungan7.51%1,8471,47225.48%4.42%
Landugan1.84%45239015.90%2.85%
Lantawan Proper3.74%919943-2.55%-0.49%
Lawila2.61%64346737.69%6.28%
Lawi‑lawi4.04%99468145.96%7.47%
Lower Bañas2.44%5995508.91%1.64%
Lower Manggas4.17%1,02559871.40%10.80%
Luuk‑Maluha2.02%4984911.43%0.27%
Matarling3.78%9291,337-30.52%-6.70%
Matikang3.73%9188577.12%1.32%
Pamucalin4.99%1,2281,1437.44%1.38%
Paniongan2.49%61252416.79%3.00%
Parian‑Baunoh4.07%1,00184318.74%3.32%
Suba‑an3.64%89551673.45%11.06%
Switch Yakal4.29%1,05694411.86%2.16%
Tairan8.55%2,1041,56234.70%5.84%
Upper Bañas2.32%57146622.53%3.94%
Upper Manggas3.95%97165448.47%7.82%
Lantawan Total24,59420,08722.44%3.93%
Historical population

The population of Lantawan fell from 27,493 in 1960 to 24,594 in 2015, a decrease of 2,899 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.93%, or an increase of 4,507 people, from the previous population of 20,087 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1527,493
1970 May 68,528-10.82%
1975 May 114,08110.59%
1980 May 117,7334.72%
1990 May 119,3640.88%
1995 Sep 125,6135.38%
2000 May 127,4871.53%
2007 Aug 128,9780.73%
2010 May 120,087-12.49%
2015 Aug 124,5943.93%
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The town center of Lantawan is situated at approximately 6° 38' North, 121° 50' East, which has an elevation estimated at 34.0 meters or 111.5 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 Lantawan are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Tangub, and Dipolog. The nearest municipalities are Maluso, Sumisip, Hadji Muhtamad, Ungkaya Pukan, Tipo-Tipo, and Tabuan-Lasa. Its distance from the national capital is 884.82 kilometers (549.80 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 884.82 kilometers (549.80 miles) to the North (N6°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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