Lezo, Province of Aklan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count12
Postal code5605
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)23.40 km2 (9.03 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,224
Density (2015)651 / km2 (1,686 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 40' North, 122° 20' East (11.6679, 122.3286)
Estimated elevation above sea level19.6 meters (64.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 23.40 square kilometers or 9.03 square miles which constitutes 1.28% of Aklan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,224. This represented 2.65% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.20% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 651 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,686 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lezo has 12 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)
Agcawilan10.28%1,5651,35115.84%2.84%
Bagto6.55%9971,027-2.92%-0.56%
Bugasongan8.09%1,2311,1834.06%0.76%
Carugdog9.38%1,4281,3694.31%0.81%
Cogon6.37%9708938.62%1.59%
Ibao9.28%1,4131,3177.29%1.35%
Mina7.61%1,1581,05210.08%1.84%
Poblacion12.97%1,9752,113-6.53%-1.28%
Santa Cruz8.13%1,2381,1329.36%1.72%
Santa Cruz Bigaa7.13%1,0861,0384.62%0.86%
Silakat‑Nonok6.04%9198567.36%1.36%
Tayhawan8.17%1,2441,1874.80%0.90%
Lezo Total15,22414,5184.86%0.91%

Historical population

The population of Lezo grew from 5,942 in 1960 to 15,224 in 2015, an increase of 9,282 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.91%, or an increase of 706 people, from the previous population of 14,518 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,942
6,8901.46%
8,2243.62%
9,6253.19%
10,3430.72%
11,5362.07%
12,3931.55%
13,0770.74%
14,5183.88%
15,2240.91%

Location

The municipal center of Lezo is situated at approximately 11° 40' North, 122° 20' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 19.6 meters or 64.2 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 Lezo are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Victorias, Silay, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Banga, Malinao, Numancia, Kalibo, Makato, and New Washington. Its distance from the national capital is 354.87 kilometers (220.50 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 354.87 kilometers (220.50 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,224, ranked 1,406 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 9.03 square kilometers, ranked 1,583 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 651 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 284 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.91%, ranked 1,153 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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