Balete, Province of Aklan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count10
Postal code5614
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)118.93 km2 (45.92 sq mi)
Population (2015)28,920
Density (2015)243 / km2 (630 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 33' North, 122° 23' East (11.5564, 122.3797)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.8 meters (25.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 118.93 square kilometers or 45.92 square miles which constitutes 6.53% of Aklan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 28,920. This represented 5.03% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.38% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 243 inhabitants per square kilometer or 630 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balete has 10 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)
Aranas18.17%5,2565,0833.40%0.64%
Arcangel12.05%3,4863,4540.93%0.18%
Calizo13.36%3,8633,7732.39%0.45%
Cortes11.33%3,2782,87214.14%2.55%
Feliciano9.97%2,8832,7883.41%0.64%
Fulgencio12.34%3,5683,23010.46%1.91%
Guanko4.57%1,3211,322-0.08%-0.01%
Morales11.01%3,1842,61921.57%3.79%
Oquendo4.27%1,2341,2260.65%0.12%
Poblacion2.93%8478302.05%0.39%
Balete Total28,92027,1976.34%1.18%

Historical population

The population of Balete grew from 12,677 in 1960 to 28,920 in 2015, an increase of 16,243 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.18%, or an increase of 1,723 people, from the previous population of 27,197 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,677
14,3101.19%
15,8272.04%
17,3001.80%
19,8421.38%
19,9720.12%
23,6163.66%
26,3601.53%
27,1971.14%
28,9201.18%

Location

The municipal center of Balete is situated at approximately 11° 33' North, 122° 23' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.8 meters or 25.5 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 Balete are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Victorias, Silay, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Madalag, Banga, New Washington, Libacao, Altavas, and Malinao. Its distance from the national capital is 368.40 kilometers (228.91 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Madalag, Aklan, 8.65 kilometers (5.37 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S68°W)
  • Banga, Aklan, 10.43 kilometers (6.48 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N30°W)
  • New Washington, Aklan, 11.76 kilometers (7.31 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Libacao, Aklan, 11.89 kilometers (7.39 miles) to the Southwest (S45°W)
  • Altavas, Aklan, 12.01 kilometers (7.46 miles) to the East (S80°E)
  • Malinao, Aklan, 12.47 kilometers (7.75 miles) to the Northwest (N39°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 368.40 kilometers (228.91 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 28,920, ranked 966 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.92 square kilometers, ranked 909 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 243 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 843 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.18%, ranked 915 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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