Balete
Province of Aklan

Summary data
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 per km2
(630 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 33' North, 122° 23' East
(11.5564 ° N, 122.3797 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
7.8 meters
(25.5 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 28,920 representing 5.03% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.38% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 243 inhabitants per square kilometer or 630 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Balete has 10 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1512,677
1970 May 614,3101.19%
1975 May 115,8272.04%
1980 May 117,3001.80%
1990 May 119,8421.38%
1995 Sep 119,9720.12%
2000 May 123,6163.66%
2007 Aug 126,3601.53%
2010 May 127,1971.14%
2015 Aug 128,9201.18%
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The town center of Balete is situated at approximately 11° 33' North, 122° 23' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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