Buruanga
Province of Aklan

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count15
Postal code5609
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Area (2007)88.50 km2
(34.17 sq. mi)
Population (2015)19,003
Density (2015)215 per km2
(556 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 51' North, 121° 53' East
(11.8442 ° N, 121.8884 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
8.7 meters
(28.5 feet)
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Buruanga is a coastal municipality in the province of Aklan.

The municipality has a land area of 88.50 square kilometers or 34.17 square miles which constitutes 4.86% of Aklan's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 19,003 representing 3.31% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.25% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 215 inhabitants per square kilometer or 556 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Buruanga has 15 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Alegria8.99%1,7091,6950.83%0.16%
Bagongbayan5.53%1,05095110.41%1.90%
Balusbos5.71%1,08593016.67%2.98%
Bel‑is3.80%7226953.88%0.73%
Cabugan4.64%88269626.72%4.61%
El Progreso6.04%1,14794621.25%3.74%
Habana9.74%1,8501,60515.26%2.74%
Katipunan10.56%2,0061,70817.45%3.11%
Mayapay5.82%1,1061,0337.07%1.31%
Nazareth10.12%1,9231,69613.38%2.42%
Panilongan6.24%1,1861,06211.68%2.12%
Poblacion5.59%1,0621,116-4.84%-0.94%
Santander7.00%1,3301,2109.92%1.82%
Tag‑osip1.57%29925517.25%3.08%
Tigum8.66%1,6461,36420.67%3.64%
Buruanga Total19,00316,96212.03%2.19%
Historical population

The population of Buruanga grew from 8,393 in 1960 to 19,003 in 2015, an increase of 10,610 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.19%, or an increase of 2,041 people, from the previous population of 16,962 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 158,393
1970 May 69,2911.00%
1975 May 110,3112.11%
1980 May 110,7640.86%
1990 May 112,6531.63%
1995 Sep 112,6650.02%
2000 May 115,0773.81%
2007 Aug 115,7670.62%
2010 May 116,9622.69%
2015 Aug 119,0032.19%
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The town center of Buruanga is situated at approximately 11° 51' North, 121° 53' East, which has an elevation estimated at 8.7 meters or 28.5 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 Buruanga are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Silay, Victorias, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Malay, Libertad, Nabas, San Jose, Pandan, and Ibajay. Its distance from the national capital is 319.40 kilometers (198.46 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Malay, Aklan, 6.63 kilometers (4.12 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N21°E)
  • Libertad, Antique, 8.87 kilometers (5.51 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S22°E)
  • Nabas, Aklan, 22.39 kilometers (13.91 miles) to the East (S86°E)
  • San Jose, Romblon, 25.20 kilometers (15.66 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N18°E)
  • Pandan, Antique, 26.34 kilometers (16.37 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S58°E)
  • Ibajay, Aklan, 30.27 kilometers (18.81 miles) to the East (S85°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 319.40 kilometers (198.46 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°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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