Tabuan-Lasa, Province of Basilan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceBasilan
Barangay count12
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Area (2007)80.50 km2 (31.08 sq mi)
Population (2015)24,188
Density (2015)300 / km2 (778 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 19' North, 121° 56' East (6.3180, 121.9289)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.1 meters (43.1 feet)

Tabuan-Lasa is a coastal municipality in the island province of Basilan.

The municipality has a land area of 80.50 square kilometers or 31.08 square miles which constitutes 2.50% of Basilan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 24,188. This represented 6.98% of the total population of Basilan province, or 0.64% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 300 inhabitants per square kilometer or 778 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tabuan-Lasa has 12 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)
Babag9.01%2,1791,79921.12%3.72%
Balanting5.83%1,41193750.59%8.11%
Boloh‑boloh5.21%1,26181454.91%8.69%
Bukut‑Umus12.34%2,9842,06144.78%7.30%
Kaumpurnah8.05%1,9471,58223.07%4.03%
Lanawan17.26%4,1742,10398.48%13.94%
Pisak‑pisak3.96%95884713.11%2.37%
Saluping8.80%2,1281,9936.77%1.26%
Suligan4.46%1,0781,112-3.06%-0.59%
Sulloh7.38%1,7851,26041.67%6.86%
Tambulig Buton6.54%1,5821,5353.06%0.58%
Tong‑Umus11.17%2,7012,5924.21%0.79%
Tabuan-Lasa Total24,18818,63529.80%5.09%

Historical population

The population of Tabuan-Lasa grew from 18,635 in 2010 to 24,188 in 2015, an increase of 5,553 people. This denoted a positive growth rate of 5.09%.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,635
24,1885.09%

Location

The municipal center of Tabuan-Lasa is situated at approximately 6° 19' North, 121° 56' East, in the island of Linawan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.1 meters or 43.1 feet above mean sea level.

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Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Tabuan-Lasa are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Cotabato City, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Sumisip, Maluso, Ungkaya Pukan, Tipo-Tipo, Al-Barka, and Banguingui. Its distance from the national capital is 920.92 kilometers (572.23 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 920.92 kilometers (572.23 miles) to the North (N6°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 24,188, ranked 1,126 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 31.08 square kilometers, ranked 1,172 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 300 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 669 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 5.09%, ranked 37 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
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