Nabas, Province of Aklan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (975 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 50' North, 122° 6' East (11.8288, 122.0933)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.8 meters (15.9 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 36,435. This represented 6.34% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.48% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 376 inhabitants per square kilometer or 975 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Nabas has 20 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)
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,879
13,8501.51%
15,0511.68%
16,6071.99%
20,5382.15%
21,3910.77%
25,0143.41%
28,3451.74%
31,0523.38%
36,4353.09%

Location

The municipal center of Nabas is situated at approximately 11° 50' North, 122° 6' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 36,435, ranked 769 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 37.38 square kilometers, ranked 1,058 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 376 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 540 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.09%, ranked 108 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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