Makato
Province of Aklan

Summary data
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 per km2
(1,093 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 43' North, 122° 18' East
(11.7116 ° N, 122.2926 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
9.8 meters
(32.0 feet)
(Jump to Map)

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. The 2015 Census records its population as 27,262 representing 4.74% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.36% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 422 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,093 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Makato has 18 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1511,951
1970 May 613,2871.04%
1975 May 114,9722.42%
1980 May 116,7322.25%
1990 May 119,2301.40%
1995 Sep 121,9552.51%
2000 May 122,7770.79%
2007 Aug 125,0431.32%
2010 May 125,4610.60%
2015 Aug 127,2621.31%
Map

The town center of Makato is situated at approximately 11° 43' North, 122° 18' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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.
(Back to top)