Maluso
Province of Basilan

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceBasilan
Barangay count20
Postal code7303
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Area (2007)168.46 km2
(65.04 sq. mi)
Population (2015)40,646
Density (2015)241 per km2
(625 per sq. mi)
Coordinates6° 33' North, 121° 52' East
(6.5460 ° N, 121.8712 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
3.5 meters
(11.5 feet)
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Maluso is a coastal municipality in the island province of Basilan.

The municipality has a land area of 168.46 square kilometers or 65.04 square miles which constitutes 5.22% of Basilan's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 40,646 representing 11.73% of the total population of Basilan province, or 1.07% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 241 inhabitants per square kilometer or 625 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Maluso has 20 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Abong‑Abong2.37%96584614.07%2.54%
Batungal2.97%1,20792430.63%5.22%
Calang Canas7.04%2,8621,101159.95%19.95%
Fuente Maluso2.92%1,1851,261-6.03%-1.18%
Guanan North2.65%1,0791,089-0.92%-0.18%
Guanan South3.29%1,3361,20211.15%2.03%
Limbubong2.40%9761,220-20.00%-4.16%
Mahayahay Lower1.46%595671-11.33%-2.26%
Mahayahay Upper3.08%1,2521,11212.59%2.28%
Muslim Area1.25%50944015.68%2.81%
Port Holland Zone I Poblacion9.31%3,7843,17119.33%3.42%
Port Holland Zone II Poblacion6.52%2,6492,4368.74%1.61%
Port Holland Zone III Poblacion11.15%4,5323,41732.63%5.52%
Port Holland Zone IV14.35%5,8343,35573.89%11.11%
Port Holland Zone V5.05%2,0541,44442.24%6.94%
Taberlongan4.56%1,8552,046-9.34%-1.85%
Tamuk2.40%9761,008-3.17%-0.61%
Townsite12.28%4,9934,8203.59%0.67%
Tubigan3.50%1,4241,649-13.64%-2.75%
Upper Garlayan1.42%579591-2.03%-0.39%
Maluso Total40,64633,80320.24%3.57%
Historical population

The population of Maluso grew from 16,869 in 1960 to 40,646 in 2015, an increase of 23,777 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.57%, or an increase of 6,843 people, from the previous population of 33,803 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1516,869
1970 May 615,519-0.81%
1975 May 112,665-4.00%
1980 May 117,2876.42%
1990 May 118,6660.77%
1995 Sep 126,8447.04%
2000 May 131,0543.17%
2007 Aug 148,1786.24%
2010 May 133,803-12.10%
2015 Aug 140,6463.57%
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The town center of Maluso is situated at approximately 6° 33' North, 121° 52' East, which has an elevation estimated at 3.5 meters or 11.5 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 Maluso are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Tangub, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Lantawan, Sumisip, Tabuan-Lasa, Ungkaya Pukan, Tipo-Tipo, and Al-Barka. Its distance from the national capital is 895.16 kilometers (556.23 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 895.16 kilometers (556.23 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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