Belison
Province of Antique

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAntique
Barangay count11
Postal code5701
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Area (2007)19.78 km2
(7.64 sq. mi)
Population (2015)13,539
Density (2015)684 per km2
(1,772 per sq. mi)
Coordinates10° 50' North, 121° 58' East
(10.8374 ° N, 121.9621 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
11.2 meters
(36.6 feet)
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Belison is a coastal municipality in the province of Antique.

The municipality has a land area of 19.78 square kilometers or 7.64 square miles which constitutes 0.72% of Antique's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 13,539 representing 2.33% of the total population of Antique province, or 0.18% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 684 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,772 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Belison has 11 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Borocboroc9.31%1,2611,1737.50%1.39%
Buenavista3.72%50444912.25%2.22%
Concepcion9.33%1,2631,1658.41%1.55%
Delima5.83%7907515.19%0.97%
Ipil5.50%7446897.98%1.47%
Maradiona11.91%1,6131,5394.81%0.90%
Mojon3.40%46141012.44%2.26%
Poblacion33.26%4,5034,4790.54%0.10%
Rombang7.50%1,01683421.82%3.83%
Salvacion3.67%4974647.11%1.32%
Sinaja6.55%8878543.86%0.72%
Belison Total13,53912,8075.72%1.06%
Historical population

The population of Belison grew from 7,189 in 1970 to 13,539 in 2015, an increase of 6,350 people. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [0.84%, 2.49%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.06%, or an increase of 732 people, from the previous population of 12,807 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 150
1970 May 67,189
1975 May 17,6271.19%
1980 May 18,6262.49%
1990 May 110,0951.59%
1995 Sep 111,1741.92%
2000 May 111,6210.84%
2007 Aug 112,4670.97%
2010 May 112,8070.98%
2015 Aug 113,5391.06%
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The town center of Belison is situated at approximately 10° 50' North, 121° 58' East, which has an elevation estimated at 11.2 meters or 36.6 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 Belison are Iloilo City, Passi, Bago, Bacolod, Talisay, and Silay. The nearest municipalities are Sibalom, Patnongon, San Jose de Buenavista, San Remigio, Hamtic, and Bugasong. Its distance from the national capital is 428.69 kilometers (266.38 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 428.69 kilometers (266.38 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N14°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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