Batan, Province of Aklan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count20
Postal code5615
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Area (2007)79.22 km2 (30.59 sq mi)
Population (2015)32,032
Density (2015)404 / km2 (1,047 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 35' North, 122° 30' East (11.5869, 122.4962)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.4 meters (27.5 feet)

Batan is a coastal municipality in the province of Aklan.

The municipality has a land area of 79.22 square kilometers or 30.59 square miles which constitutes 4.35% of Aklan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 32,032. This represented 5.57% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.43% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 404 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,047 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Batan has 20 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)
Ambolong7.19%2,3022,04712.46%2.26%
Angas4.92%1,5771,4568.31%1.53%
Bay‑ang6.62%2,1202,0961.15%0.22%
Cabugao7.52%2,4081,94823.61%4.12%
Caiyang2.94%94183213.10%2.37%
Camaligan8.81%2,8212,6167.84%1.45%
Camanci8.20%2,6282,5443.30%0.62%
Ipil1.51%484504-3.97%-0.77%
Lalab9.33%2,9902,8206.03%1.12%
Lupit4.88%1,5621,593-1.95%-0.37%
Magpag‑ong4.24%1,3591,432-5.10%-0.99%
Magubahay1.72%550596-7.72%-1.52%
Mambuquiao4.50%1,4421,4181.69%0.32%
Mandong5.31%1,7011,52511.54%2.10%
Man‑up3.03%9729116.70%1.24%
Napti3.50%1,1201,01110.78%1.97%
Palay4.28%1,3711,453-5.64%-1.10%
Poblacion5.03%1,6111,5474.14%0.77%
Songcolan3.62%1,1601,1223.39%0.64%
Tabon2.85%9138418.56%1.58%
Batan Total32,03230,3125.67%1.06%

Historical population

The population of Batan grew from 17,466 in 1960 to 32,032 in 2015, an increase of 14,566 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.06%, or an increase of 1,720 people, from the previous population of 30,312 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,466
20,0251.35%
21,2481.20%
23,3931.94%
25,7100.95%
26,4150.51%
27,8891.17%
29,2430.66%
30,3121.32%
32,0321.06%

Location

The municipal center of Batan is situated at approximately 11° 35' North, 122° 30' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.4 meters or 27.5 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 Batan are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Victorias, Silay, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Altavas, New Washington, Balete, Sapian, Banga, and Jamindan. Its distance from the national capital is 370.75 kilometers (230.38 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Altavas, Aklan, 5.56 kilometers (3.45 miles) to the South (S9°W)
  • New Washington, Aklan, 9.40 kilometers (5.84 miles) to the Northwest (N44°W)
  • Balete, Aklan, 13.15 kilometers (8.17 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S75°W)
  • Sapian, Capiz, 15.60 kilometers (9.69 miles) to the Southeast (S49°E)
  • Banga, Aklan, 18.76 kilometers (11.66 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N72°W)
  • Jamindan, Capiz, 19.75 kilometers (12.27 miles) to the South (S5°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 370.75 kilometers (230.38 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 32,032, ranked 882 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 30.59 square kilometers, ranked 1,179 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 404 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 492 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.06%, ranked 1,022 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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