Banga, Province of Aklan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count30
Postal code5601
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)84.53 km2 (32.64 sq mi)
Population (2015)39,505
Density (2015)467 / km2 (1,210 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 38' North, 122° 20' East (11.6382, 122.3322)
Estimated elevation above sea level21.3 meters (69.9 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 84.53 square kilometers or 32.64 square miles which constitutes 4.64% of Aklan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 39,505. This represented 6.87% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.52% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 467 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,210 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Banga has 30 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)
Agbanawan3.86%1,5241,4584.53%0.85%
Bacan4.31%1,7031,6374.03%0.76%
Badiangan4.42%1,7471,6446.27%1.16%
Cerrudo3.76%1,4851,23720.05%3.54%
Cupang1.87%7407360.54%0.10%
Daguitan1.16%459477-3.77%-0.73%
Daja Norte3.39%1,3401,563-14.27%-2.89%
Daja Sur1.30%512602-14.95%-3.04%
Dingle1.77%698723-3.46%-0.67%
Jumarap4.64%1,8351,7445.22%0.97%
Lapnag1.59%6275945.56%1.03%
Libas4.35%1,7171,6623.31%0.62%
Linabuan Sur9.51%3,7563,4558.71%1.60%
Mambog4.56%1,8031,59612.97%2.35%
Mangan3.90%1,5421,632-5.51%-1.07%
Muguing1.93%7646959.93%1.82%
Pagsanghan4.85%1,9171,73510.49%1.92%
Palale1.72%67859913.19%2.39%
Poblacion5.06%1,9972,469-19.12%-3.96%
Polo2.42%9551,240-22.98%-4.85%
Polocate4.32%1,7071,6384.21%0.79%
San Isidro0.81%3203054.92%0.92%
Sibalew2.50%9899405.21%0.97%
Sigcay2.56%1,0129743.90%0.73%
Taba‑ao2.95%1,1641,196-2.68%-0.52%
Tabayon4.50%1,7771,45422.21%3.89%
Tinapuay1.16%45738119.95%3.52%
Torralba4.78%1,8901,55021.94%3.85%
Ugsod3.96%1,5661,4269.82%1.80%
Venturanza2.09%82470117.55%3.13%
Banga Total39,50538,0633.79%0.71%

Historical population

The population of Banga grew from 18,582 in 1960 to 39,505 in 2015, an increase of 20,923 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.71%, or an increase of 1,442 people, from the previous population of 38,063 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,582
21,5601.46%
22,4620.83%
25,0342.19%
28,6511.36%
30,0710.91%
32,1281.43%
34,2760.90%
38,0633.89%
39,5050.71%

Location

The municipal center of Banga is situated at approximately 11° 38' North, 122° 20' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 21.3 meters or 69.9 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 Banga are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Victorias, Silay, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Malinao, Lezo, Numancia, Kalibo, Makato, and Balete. Its distance from the national capital is 358.03 kilometers (222.47 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Malinao, Aklan, 2.76 kilometers (1.71 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N77°W)
  • Lezo, Aklan, 3.31 kilometers (2.06 miles) to the North (N7°W)
  • Numancia, Aklan, 7.49 kilometers (4.66 miles) to the North (N3°W)
  • Kalibo, Aklan, 8.55 kilometers (5.32 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N24°E)
  • Makato, Aklan, 9.20 kilometers (5.71 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N28°W)
  • Balete, Aklan, 10.43 kilometers (6.48 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S30°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 358.03 kilometers (222.47 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 39,505, ranked 694 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 32.64 square kilometers, ranked 1,144 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 467 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 415 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.71%, ranked 1,292 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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