Buruanga, Province of Aklan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (556 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 51' North, 121° 53' East (11.8442, 121.8884)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.7 meters (28.5 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 19,003. This represented 3.31% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.25% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 215 inhabitants per square kilometer or 556 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Buruanga has 15 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)
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,393
9,2911.00%
10,3112.11%
10,7640.86%
12,6531.63%
12,6650.02%
15,0773.81%
15,7670.62%
16,9622.69%
19,0032.19%

Location

The municipal center of Buruanga is situated at approximately 11° 51' North, 121° 53' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 19,003, ranked 1,295 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 34.17 square kilometers, ranked 1,114 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 215 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 920 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.19%, ranked 311 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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