Laua-an
Province of Antique

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAntique
Barangay count40
Postal code5705
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Area (2007)100.72 km2
(38.89 sq. mi)
Population (2015)26,072
Density (2015)259 per km2
(670 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 9' North, 122° 2' East
(11.1429 ° N, 122.0416 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
12.8 meters
(42.1 feet)
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Laua-an is a coastal municipality in the province of Antique.

The municipality has a land area of 100.72 square kilometers or 38.89 square miles which constitutes 3.69% of Antique's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 26,072 representing 4.48% of the total population of Antique province, or 0.35% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 259 inhabitants per square kilometer or 670 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Laua-an has 40 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Bagongbayan2.71%7066597.13%1.32%
Banban0.56%14712913.95%2.52%
Bongbongan0.96%250265-5.66%-1.10%
Cabariwan2.53%6606206.45%1.20%
Cadajug4.42%1,1531,1103.87%0.73%
Canituan2.18%568572-0.70%-0.13%
Capnayan1.40%36531914.42%2.60%
Casit‑an4.60%1,2001,1573.72%0.70%
Guiamon0.96%2492394.18%0.78%
Guinbanga‑an7.21%1,8791,8640.80%0.15%
Guisijan9.22%2,4042,3820.92%0.18%
Igtadiao1.13%29426212.21%2.22%
Intao2.53%660672-1.79%-0.34%
Jaguikican3.35%874896-2.46%-0.47%
Jinalinan0.77%202220-8.18%-1.61%
Lactudan0.95%247274-9.85%-1.96%
Latazon1.83%476494-3.64%-0.70%
Laua‑an1.45%3793498.60%1.58%
Liberato1.58%411463-11.23%-2.24%
Lindero6.32%1,6491,5605.71%1.06%
Liya‑liya1.62%4223956.84%1.27%
Loon2.85%7437351.09%0.21%
Lugta2.76%71957624.83%4.31%
Lupa‑an2.14%5595570.36%0.07%
Magyapo0.99%2572426.20%1.15%
Maria5.03%1,3111,364-3.89%-0.75%
Mauno2.01%52445714.66%2.64%
Maybunga2.01%52534353.06%8.44%
Necesito1.18%307339-9.44%-1.87%
Oloc4.48%1,16899417.51%3.12%
Omlot1.00%26023311.59%2.11%
Pandanan1.38%3593463.76%0.70%
Paningayan1.47%3843606.67%1.24%
Pascuala0.74%194202-3.96%-0.77%
Poblacion7.58%1,9751,9332.17%0.41%
San Ramon0.64%16713920.14%3.56%
Santiago2.57%6706227.72%1.43%
Tibacan0.68%177230-23.04%-4.86%
Tigunhao1.32%343375-8.53%-1.68%
Virginia0.90%235263-10.65%-2.12%
Laua-an Total26,07225,2113.42%0.64%
Historical population

The population of Laua-an grew from 12,967 in 1960 to 26,072 in 2015, an increase of 13,105 people. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [0.32%, 2.51%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.64%, or an increase of 861 people, from the previous population of 25,211 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1512,967
1970 May 615,4611.74%
1975 May 117,4982.51%
1980 May 118,7851.43%
1990 May 119,8650.56%
1995 Sep 121,0691.11%
2000 May 123,2582.14%
2007 Aug 123,8080.32%
2010 May 125,2112.11%
2015 Aug 126,0720.64%
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The town center of Laua-an is situated at approximately 11° 9' North, 122° 2' East, which has an elevation estimated at 12.8 meters or 42.1 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 Laua-an are Passi, Iloilo City, Roxas City, Silay, Bago, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Barbaza, Bugasong, Tibiao, Valderrama, Patnongon, and Culasi. Its distance from the national capital is 398.44 kilometers (247.58 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 398.44 kilometers (247.58 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N17°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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