Altavas, Province of Aklan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count14
Postal code5616
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)109.05 km2 (42.10 sq mi)
Population (2015)24,619
Density (2015)226 / km2 (585 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 32' North, 122° 29' East (11.5373, 122.4881)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.0 meters (23.0 feet)

Altavas is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Aklan.

The municipality has a land area of 109.05 square kilometers or 42.10 square miles which constitutes 5.99% of Aklan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 24,619. This represented 4.28% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.33% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 226 inhabitants per square kilometer or 585 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Altavas has 14 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)
Cabangila6.93%1,7051,7050.00%0.00%
Cabugao7.98%1,9641,70814.99%2.69%
Catmon4.91%1,2081,504-19.68%-4.09%
Dalipdip3.14%77269810.60%1.94%
Ginictan6.18%1,5211,527-0.39%-0.07%
Linayasan7.60%1,8721,8600.65%0.12%
Lumaynay6.47%1,5931,5850.50%0.10%
Lupo8.64%2,1272,251-5.51%-1.07%
Man‑up4.52%1,1122,360-52.88%-13.35%
Odiong12.30%3,0282,9612.26%0.43%
Poblacion17.90%4,4062,46578.74%11.69%
Quinasay‑an1.99%4914596.97%1.29%
Talon6.45%1,5891,5870.13%0.02%
Tibiao5.00%1,2311,249-1.44%-0.28%
Altavas Total24,61923,9192.93%0.55%

Historical population

The population of Altavas grew from 13,325 in 1960 to 24,619 in 2015, an increase of 11,294 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.55%, or an increase of 700 people, from the previous population of 23,919 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,325
14,5190.84%
16,8553.04%
17,4430.69%
20,5311.64%
21,4750.85%
22,4961.00%
23,6920.72%
23,9190.35%
24,6190.55%

Location

The municipal center of Altavas is situated at approximately 11° 32' North, 122° 29' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.0 meters or 23.0 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 Altavas are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Victorias, Silay, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Batan, Balete, New Washington, Sapian, Jamindan, and Mambusao. Its distance from the national capital is 375.30 kilometers (233.20 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Batan, Aklan, 5.56 kilometers (3.45 miles) to the North (N9°E)
  • Balete, Aklan, 12.01 kilometers (7.46 miles) to the West (N80°W)
  • New Washington, Aklan, 13.45 kilometers (8.36 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)
  • Sapian, Capiz, 13.51 kilometers (8.39 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S69°E)
  • Jamindan, Capiz, 14.41 kilometers (8.96 miles) to the South (S10°E)
  • Mambusao, Capiz, 16.85 kilometers (10.47 miles) to the Southeast (S43°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 375.30 kilometers (233.20 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 24,619, ranked 1,110 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 42.10 square kilometers, ranked 984 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 226 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 892 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.55%, ranked 1,378 out of 1,634

Notes

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