Ungkaya Pukan
Province of Basilan

Summary data
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 per km2
(497 per sq. mi)
Coordinates6° 29' North, 122° 6' East
(6.4792 ° N, 122.1075 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
316.6 meters
(1,038.5 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 18,441 representing 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 such figures, the population density is computed at 192 inhabitants per square kilometer or 497 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Ungkaya Pukan has 12 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 15
1970 May 6
1975 May 1
1980 May 1
1990 May 1
1995 Sep 1
2000 May 1
2007 Aug 130,472
2010 May 117,701-17.94%
2015 Aug 118,4410.78%
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The town center of Ungkaya Pukan is situated at approximately 6° 29' North, 122° 6' East, which has an elevation 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.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

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

Notes

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