Batan
Province of Aklan

Summary data
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 per km2
(1,047 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 35' North, 122° 30' East
(11.5869 ° N, 122.4962 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
8.4 meters
(27.5 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 32,032 representing 5.57% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.43% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 404 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,047 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Batan has 20 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1517,466
1970 May 620,0251.35%
1975 May 121,2481.20%
1980 May 123,3931.94%
1990 May 125,7100.95%
1995 Sep 126,4150.51%
2000 May 127,8891.17%
2007 Aug 129,2430.66%
2010 May 130,3121.32%
2015 Aug 132,0321.06%
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The town center of Batan is situated at approximately 11° 35' North, 122° 30' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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