New Washington
Province of Aklan

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count16
Postal code5610
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Area (2007)66.69 km2
(25.75 sq. mi)
Population (2015)45,007
Density (2015)675 per km2
(1,748 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 39' North, 122° 26' East
(11.6473 ° N, 122.4356 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
8.1 meters
(26.5 feet)
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New Washington is a coastal municipality in the province of Aklan.

The municipality has a land area of 66.69 square kilometers or 25.75 square miles which constitutes 3.66% of Aklan's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 45,007 representing 7.83% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.60% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 675 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,748 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

New Washington has 16 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Candelaria3.79%1,7081,6265.04%0.94%
Cawayan9.26%4,1683,78410.15%1.86%
Dumaguit4.75%2,1391,9967.16%1.33%
Fatima2.71%1,2191,1823.13%0.59%
Guinbaliwan6.73%3,0312,8137.75%1.43%
Jalas3.37%1,5181,648-7.89%-1.55%
Jugas5.73%2,5772,4276.18%1.15%
Lawa‑an3.02%1,3611,414-3.75%-0.72%
Mabilo7.89%3,5523,03517.03%3.04%
Mataphao4.09%1,8421,55418.53%3.29%
Ochando7.49%3,3693,02811.26%2.05%
Pinamuk‑an6.56%2,9512,6929.62%1.76%
Poblacion13.27%5,9746,036-1.03%-0.20%
Polo7.81%3,5143,4761.09%0.21%
Puis5.94%2,6752,36013.35%2.41%
Tambak7.57%3,4093,04112.10%2.20%
New Washington Total45,00742,1126.87%1.27%
Historical population

The population of New Washington grew from 15,966 in 1960 to 45,007 in 2015, an increase of 29,041 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.27%, or an increase of 2,895 people, from the previous population of 42,112 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1515,966
1970 May 619,1311.78%
1975 May 122,1312.97%
1980 May 126,1193.37%
1990 May 130,1471.44%
1995 Sep 131,8961.06%
2000 May 133,9811.37%
2007 Aug 139,6562.15%
2010 May 142,1122.21%
2015 Aug 145,0071.27%
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The town center of New Washington is situated at approximately 11° 39' North, 122° 26' East, which has an elevation estimated at 8.1 meters or 26.5 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 New Washington are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Victorias, Silay, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Batan, Kalibo, Banga, Balete, Lezo, and Altavas. Its distance from the national capital is 361.85 kilometers (224.85 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Batan, Aklan, 9.40 kilometers (5.84 miles) to the Southeast (S45°E)
  • Kalibo, Aklan, 10.36 kilometers (6.44 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)
  • Banga, Aklan, 11.32 kilometers (7.03 miles) to the West (S85°W)
  • Balete, Aklan, 11.76 kilometers (7.31 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S31°W)
  • Lezo, Aklan, 11.89 kilometers (7.39 miles) to the West (N79°W)
  • Altavas, Aklan, 13.45 kilometers (8.36 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S25°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 361.85 kilometers (224.85 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°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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