Aklan

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Aklan
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
Cities0
Municipalities17
Barangays327
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Sibuyan Sea
Area (2007)1,821.42 km2 (703.25 sq mi)
Population (2015)574,823
Density (2015)316 / km2 (817 / sq mi)

Aklan is a province in the Philippines situated in the Western Visayas region occupying the western section of the Visayas. Its capital is the Municipality of Kalibo.

The province has a land area of 1,821.42 square kilometers or 703.25 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 574,823. This represented 7.63% of the total population of the Western Visayas region, 2.97% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 0.57% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 316 inhabitants per square kilometer or 817 inhabitants per square mile.

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Aklan is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Sibuyan Sea, Capiz, Antique, and Sulu Sea.

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Local government units

Aklan has 17 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 327.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Altavasmunicipality24,61923,9190.55%109.05 km2 (42.10 sq mi)226 / km2 (585 / sq mi)14
Baletemunicipality28,92027,1971.18%118.93 km2 (45.92 sq mi)243 / km2 (630 / sq mi)10
Bangamunicipality39,50538,0630.71%84.53 km2 (32.64 sq mi)467 / km2 (1,210 / sq mi)30
Batanmunicipality32,03230,3121.06%79.22 km2 (30.59 sq mi)404 / km2 (1,047 / sq mi)20
Buruangamunicipality19,00316,9622.19%88.50 km2 (34.17 sq mi)215 / km2 (556 / sq mi)15
Ibajaymunicipality49,56445,2791.74%158.90 km2 (61.35 sq mi)312 / km2 (808 / sq mi)35
Kalibomunicipality, capital80,60574,6191.48%50.75 km2 (19.59 sq mi)1,588 / km2 (4,115 / sq mi)16
Lezomunicipality15,22414,5180.91%23.40 km2 (9.03 sq mi)651 / km2 (1,686 / sq mi)12
Libacaomunicipality28,24128,0050.16%254.98 km2 (98.45 sq mi)111 / km2 (287 / sq mi)24
Madalagmunicipality18,38918,1680.23%269.60 km2 (104.09 sq mi)68 / km2 (177 / sq mi)25
Makatomunicipality27,26225,4611.31%64.60 km2 (24.94 sq mi)422 / km2 (1,093 / sq mi)18
Malaymunicipality52,97345,8112.80%66.01 km2 (25.49 sq mi)802 / km2 (2,078 / sq mi)17
Malinaomunicipality23,19424,108-0.73%186.01 km2 (71.82 sq mi)125 / km2 (323 / sq mi)23
Nabasmunicipality36,43531,0523.09%96.82 km2 (37.38 sq mi)376 / km2 (975 / sq mi)20
New Washingtonmunicipality45,00742,1121.27%66.69 km2 (25.75 sq mi)675 / km2 (1,748 / sq mi)16
Numanciamunicipality31,93429,8621.29%28.84 km2 (11.14 sq mi)1,107 / km2 (2,867 / sq mi)17
Tangalanmunicipality21,91620,2771.49%74.59 km2 (28.80 sq mi)294 / km2 (761 / sq mi)15
Aklan Total574,823535,7251.35%1,821.42 km2 (703.25 sq mi)316 / km2 (817 / sq mi)327

Historical population

The population of Aklan grew from 226,232 in 1960 to 574,823 in 2015, an increase of 348,591 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.35%, or an increase of 39,098 people, from the previous population of 535,725 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
110,773
137,3231.37%
176,6251.27%
196,9821.13%
226,2321.22%
263,3581.50%
293,3492.19%
324,5632.04%
380,4971.60%
410,5391.43%
451,3142.05%
495,1221.29%
535,7252.91%
574,8231.35%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Aklan as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Secondary Roads

  • Aklan East Road
  • Aklan West Road (Kalibo-Nabas)
  • Ibajay-Antique Boundary Road
  • Jaime Cardinal Sin Avenue

Tertiary Roads

  • Altavas-Jamindan Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 574,823, ranked 53 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 703.25 square kilometers, ranked 67 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 316 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 20 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.35%, ranked 37 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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