Altavas
Province of Aklan

Summary data
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 per km2
(585 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 32' North, 122° 29' East
(11.5373 ° N, 122.4881 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
7.0 meters
(23.0 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 24,619 representing 4.28% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.33% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 226 inhabitants per square kilometer or 585 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Altavas has 14 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1513,325
1970 May 614,5190.84%
1975 May 116,8553.04%
1980 May 117,4430.69%
1990 May 120,5311.64%
1995 Sep 121,4750.85%
2000 May 122,4961.00%
2007 Aug 123,6920.72%
2010 May 123,9190.35%
2015 Aug 124,6190.55%
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The town center of Altavas is situated at approximately 11° 32' North, 122° 29' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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