Makato, Province of Aklan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count18
Postal code5611
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Area (2007)64.60 km2 (24.94 sq mi)
Population (2015)27,262
Density (2015)422 / km2 (1,093 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 43' North, 122° 18' East (11.7116, 122.2926)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.8 meters (32.0 feet)

Makato is a coastal municipality in the province of Aklan.

The municipality has a land area of 64.60 square kilometers or 24.94 square miles which constitutes 3.55% of Aklan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 27,262. This represented 4.74% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.36% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 422 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,093 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Makato has 18 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)
Agbalogo4.13%1,12799013.84%2.50%
Aglucay2.04%5575216.91%1.28%
Alibagon2.35%64154318.05%3.21%
Bagong Barrio1.79%48742913.52%2.44%
Baybay7.62%2,0771,9168.40%1.55%
Cabatanga4.57%1,2461,1448.92%1.64%
Cajilo5.30%1,4461,29411.75%2.14%
Calangcang6.29%1,7151,7010.82%0.16%
Calimbajan7.59%2,0681,85511.48%2.09%
Castillo3.51%95679120.86%3.67%
Cayangwan7.79%2,1252,0583.26%0.61%
Dumga7.96%2,1702,1072.99%0.56%
Libang5.14%1,4011,561-10.25%-2.04%
Mantiguib7.05%1,9211,7788.04%1.48%
Poblacion12.06%3,2883,1723.66%0.69%
Tibiawan3.19%86978510.70%1.95%
Tina4.49%1,2231,09411.79%2.14%
Tugas7.13%1,9451,72212.95%2.35%
Makato Total27,26225,4617.07%1.31%

Historical population

The population of Makato grew from 11,951 in 1960 to 27,262 in 2015, an increase of 15,311 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.31%, or an increase of 1,801 people, from the previous population of 25,461 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,951
13,2871.04%
14,9722.42%
16,7322.25%
19,2301.40%
21,9552.51%
22,7770.79%
25,0431.32%
25,4610.60%
27,2621.31%

Location

The municipal center of Makato is situated at approximately 11° 43' North, 122° 18' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.8 meters or 32.0 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 Makato are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Victorias, Silay, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Numancia, Lezo, Malinao, Tangalan, Kalibo, and Banga. Its distance from the national capital is 348.85 kilometers (216.77 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Numancia, Aklan, 3.91 kilometers (2.43 miles) to the East (S81°E)
  • Lezo, Aklan, 6.23 kilometers (3.87 miles) to the Southeast (S39°E)
  • Malinao, Aklan, 7.67 kilometers (4.76 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)
  • Tangalan, Aklan, 7.74 kilometers (4.81 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)
  • Kalibo, Aklan, 7.79 kilometers (4.84 miles) to the East (S88°E)
  • Banga, Aklan, 9.20 kilometers (5.71 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S28°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 348.85 kilometers (216.77 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 27,262, ranked 1,014 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 24.94 square kilometers, ranked 1,282 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 422 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 471 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.31%, ranked 793 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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