Aklan

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Aklan
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
CapitalKalibo
Total local government units
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 per km2
(817 per sq. mi)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 574,823 representing 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 such figures, the population density is computed at 316 inhabitants per square kilometer or 817 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

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

Local government units

Aklan has 17 municipalities and 0 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 327.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Altavasmun24,619
(4.28%)
23,9190.55%109.05 km2
(42.10 sq mi)
226 per km2
(585 per sq mi)
14
Baletemun28,920
(5.03%)
27,1971.18%118.93 km2
(45.92 sq mi)
243 per km2
(630 per sq mi)
10
Bangamun39,505
(6.87%)
38,0630.71%84.53 km2
(32.64 sq mi)
467 per km2
(1,210 per sq mi)
30
Batanmun32,032
(5.57%)
30,3121.06%79.22 km2
(30.59 sq mi)
404 per km2
(1,047 per sq mi)
20
Buruangamun19,003
(3.31%)
16,9622.19%88.50 km2
(34.17 sq mi)
215 per km2
(556 per sq mi)
15
Ibajaymun49,564
(8.62%)
45,2791.74%158.90 km2
(61.35 sq mi)
312 per km2
(808 per sq mi)
35
Kalibomun, capital80,605
(14.02%)
74,6191.48%50.75 km2
(19.59 sq mi)
1,588 per km2
(4,115 per sq mi)
16
Lezomun15,224
(2.65%)
14,5180.91%23.40 km2
(9.03 sq mi)
651 per km2
(1,686 per sq mi)
12
Libacaomun28,241
(4.91%)
28,0050.16%254.98 km2
(98.45 sq mi)
111 per km2
(287 per sq mi)
24
Madalagmun18,389
(3.20%)
18,1680.23%269.60 km2
(104.09 sq mi)
68 per km2
(177 per sq mi)
25
Makatomun27,262
(4.74%)
25,4611.31%64.60 km2
(24.94 sq mi)
422 per km2
(1,093 per sq mi)
18
Malaymun52,973
(9.22%)
45,8112.80%66.01 km2
(25.49 sq mi)
802 per km2
(2,078 per sq mi)
17
Malinaomun23,194
(4.03%)
24,108-0.73%186.01 km2
(71.82 sq mi)
125 per km2
(323 per sq mi)
23
Nabasmun36,435
(6.34%)
31,0523.09%96.82 km2
(37.38 sq mi)
376 per km2
(975 per sq mi)
20
New Washingtonmun45,007
(7.83%)
42,1121.27%66.69 km2
(25.75 sq mi)
675 per km2
(1,748 per sq mi)
16
Numanciamun31,934
(5.56%)
29,8621.29%28.84 km2
(11.14 sq mi)
1,107 per km2
(2,867 per sq mi)
17
Tangalanmun21,916
(3.81%)
20,2771.49%74.59 km2
(28.80 sq mi)
294 per km2
(761 per sq mi)
15
Aklan Total574,823535,7251.35%1,821.42 km2
(703.25 sq mi)
316 per km2
(817 per 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2110,773
1918 Dec 31137,3231.37%
1939 Jan 1176,6251.27%
1948 Oct 1196,9821.13%
1960 Feb 15226,2321.22%
1970 May 6263,3581.50%
1975 May 1293,3492.19%
1980 May 1324,5632.04%
1990 May 1380,4971.60%
1995 Sep 1410,5391.43%
2000 May 1451,3142.05%
2007 Aug 1495,1221.29%
2010 May 1535,7252.91%
2015 Aug 1574,8231.35%

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.
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