Nabas
Province of Aklan

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count20
Postal code5607
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Area (2007)96.82 km2
(37.38 sq. mi)
Population (2015)36,435
Density (2015)376 per km2
(975 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 50' North, 122° 6' East
(11.8288 ° N, 122.0933 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
4.8 meters
(15.9 feet)
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Nabas is a coastal municipality in the province of Aklan.

The municipality has a land area of 96.82 square kilometers or 37.38 square miles which constitutes 5.32% of Aklan's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 36,435 representing 6.34% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.48% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 376 inhabitants per square kilometer or 975 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Nabas has 20 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Alimbo‑Baybay3.72%1,3561,02032.94%5.57%
Buenafortuna3.46%1,2621,10714.00%2.53%
Buenasuerte5.51%2,0091,60325.33%4.39%
Buenavista4.09%1,4911,4343.97%0.74%
Gibon8.89%3,2392,88712.19%2.21%
Habana3.60%1,3131,09619.80%3.50%
Laserna8.10%2,9502,49718.14%3.23%
Libertad4.54%1,6531,26330.88%5.26%
Magallanes2.43%88568030.15%5.14%
Matabana2.34%85464233.02%5.58%
Nagustan9.08%3,3072,93712.60%2.28%
Pawa0.85%30920848.56%7.83%
Pinatuad2.02%7367290.96%0.18%
Poblacion5.80%2,1151,89711.49%2.09%
Rizal4.09%1,4891,29115.34%2.75%
Solido5.09%1,8551,7575.58%1.04%
Tagororoc2.99%1,09184628.96%4.96%
Toledo7.16%2,6082,22217.37%3.10%
Unidos8.41%3,0662,34430.80%5.25%
Union7.81%2,8472,5929.84%1.80%
Nabas Total36,43531,05217.34%3.09%
Historical population

The population of Nabas grew from 11,879 in 1960 to 36,435 in 2015, an increase of 24,556 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.09%, or an increase of 5,383 people, from the previous population of 31,052 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1511,879
1970 May 613,8501.51%
1975 May 115,0511.68%
1980 May 116,6071.99%
1990 May 120,5382.15%
1995 Sep 121,3910.77%
2000 May 125,0143.41%
2007 Aug 128,3451.74%
2010 May 131,0523.38%
2015 Aug 136,4353.09%
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The town center of Nabas is situated at approximately 11° 50' North, 122° 6' East, which has an elevation estimated at 4.8 meters or 15.9 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 Nabas are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Victorias, Silay, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Ibajay, Pandan, Tangalan, Libertad, Malay, and Buruanga. Its distance from the national capital is 328.51 kilometers (204.13 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Ibajay, Aklan, 7.89 kilometers (4.90 miles) to the East (S82°E)
  • Pandan, Antique, 12.06 kilometers (7.49 miles) to the South (S1°E)
  • Tangalan, Aklan, 19.19 kilometers (11.93 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S71°E)
  • Libertad, Antique, 20.14 kilometers (12.51 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S71°W)
  • Malay, Aklan, 21.48 kilometers (13.35 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N68°W)
  • Buruanga, Aklan, 22.39 kilometers (13.91 miles) to the West (N86°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 328.51 kilometers (204.13 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N21°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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