Ungkaya Pukan, Province of Basilan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceBasilan
Barangay count12
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Area (2007)96.13 km2 (37.12 sq mi)
Population (2015)18,441
Density (2015)192 / km2 (497 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 29' North, 122° 6' East (6.4792, 122.1075)
Estimated elevation above sea level316.6 meters (1,038.5 feet)

Ungkaya Pukan is a coastal municipality in the island province of Basilan.

The municipality has a land area of 96.13 square kilometers or 37.12 square miles which constitutes 2.98% of Basilan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 18,441. This represented 5.32% of the total population of Basilan province, or 0.49% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 192 inhabitants per square kilometer or 497 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Ungkaya Pukan 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)
Amaloy6.12%1,12998015.20%2.73%
Bohe‑Pahuh7.79%1,4371,499-4.14%-0.80%
Bohe‑Suyak15.21%2,8042,12831.77%5.39%
Cabangalan5.48%1,0101,136-11.09%-2.21%
Danit4.44%818824-0.73%-0.14%
Kamamburingan5.52%1,0181,223-16.76%-3.43%
Matata6.34%1,1701,04112.39%2.25%
Materling12.45%2,2962,2681.23%0.23%
Pipil12.88%2,3752,06914.79%2.66%
Sungkayut5.05%9311,040-10.48%-2.09%
Tongbato7.84%1,4461,3715.47%1.02%
Ulitan10.88%2,0072,122-5.42%-1.06%
Ungkaya Pukan Total18,44117,7014.18%0.78%

Historical population

The population of Ungkaya Pukan fell from 30,472 in 2007 to 18,441 in 2015, a decrease of 12,031 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.78%, or an increase of 740 people, from the previous population of 17,701 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
30,472
17,701-17.94%
18,4410.78%

Location

The municipal center of Ungkaya Pukan is situated at approximately 6° 29' North, 122° 6' East, in the island of Basilan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 316.6 meters or 1,038.5 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 Ungkaya Pukan are Lamitan, Isabela City, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Cotabato City, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Tipo-Tipo, Al-Barka, Sumisip, Tuburan, Akbar, and Hadji Mohammad Ajul. Its distance from the national capital is 905.66 kilometers (562.75 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 905.66 kilometers (562.75 miles) to the North (N8°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 18,441, ranked 1,305 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 37.12 square kilometers, ranked 1,062 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 192 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,008 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.78%, ranked 1,249 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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