Lantawan, Province of Basilan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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, 121.8413)
Estimated elevation above sea level34.0 meters (111.5 feet)

Lantawan is a coastal municipality in the island province of Basilan.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 24,594. This represented 7.10% of the total population of Basilan province, or 0.65% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Barangays

Lantawan has 25 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)
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
27,493
8,528-10.82%
14,08110.59%
17,7334.72%
19,3640.88%
25,6135.38%
27,4871.53%
28,9780.73%
20,087-12.49%
24,5943.93%

Location

The municipal center of Lantawan is situated at approximately 6° 38' North, 121° 50' East, in the island of Basilan. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

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

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 24,594, ranked 1,112 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.93%, ranked 57 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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