Libertad, Province of Antique

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAntique
Barangay count19
Postal code5710
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Area (2007)97.00 km2 (37.45 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,429
Density (2015)169 / km2 (439 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 46' North, 121° 55' East (11.7697, 121.9185)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.9 meters (38.9 feet)

Libertad is a coastal municipality in the province of Antique.

The municipality has a land area of 97.00 square kilometers or 37.45 square miles which constitutes 3.55% of Antique's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,429. This represented 2.82% of the total population of Antique province, or 0.22% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 169 inhabitants per square kilometer or 439 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Libertad has 19 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)
Barusbus7.73%1,2701,06918.80%3.33%
Bulanao2.34%384454-15.42%-3.14%
Centro Este6.66%1,0941,0801.30%0.25%
Centro Weste6.82%1,1201,1041.45%0.27%
Codiong3.15%5174758.84%1.63%
Cubay6.31%1,0379687.13%1.32%
Igcagay3.35%550625-12.00%-2.40%
Inyawan2.76%4544334.85%0.91%
Lindero3.70%60854212.18%2.21%
Maramig1.95%3213151.90%0.36%
Pajo3.94%64857612.50%2.27%
Panangkilon3.07%50541920.53%3.62%
Paz4.15%6816750.89%0.17%
Pucio4.02%66157415.16%2.72%
San Roque6.55%1,0761,089-1.19%-0.23%
Taboc7.75%1,2731,2630.79%0.15%
Tinigbas6.82%1,1201,0279.06%1.66%
Tinindugan2.26%371381-2.62%-0.51%
Union16.67%2,7392,6005.35%1.00%
Libertad Total16,42915,6694.85%0.91%

Historical population

The population of Libertad grew from 7,568 in 1960 to 16,429 in 2015, an increase of 8,861 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.91%, or an increase of 760 people, from the previous population of 15,669 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,568
8,9451.65%
9,1760.51%
9,8701.47%
11,0491.14%
13,2743.50%
12,955-0.52%
14,6531.71%
15,6692.47%
16,4290.91%

Location

The municipal center of Libertad is situated at approximately 11° 46' North, 121° 55' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.9 meters or 38.9 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 Libertad are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Silay, Victorias, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Buruanga, Malay, Pandan, Nabas, Ibajay, and Sebaste. Its distance from the national capital is 328.25 kilometers (203.96 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Buruanga, Aklan, 8.87 kilometers (5.51 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N22°W)
  • Malay, Aklan, 14.47 kilometers (8.99 miles) to the North (N4°W)
  • Pandan, Antique, 19.96 kilometers (12.40 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S74°E)
  • Nabas, Aklan, 20.14 kilometers (12.51 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N71°E)
  • Ibajay, Aklan, 27.39 kilometers (17.02 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N79°E)
  • Sebaste, Antique, 27.70 kilometers (17.21 miles) to the Southeast (S44°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 328.25 kilometers (203.96 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,429, ranked 1,371 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 37.45 square kilometers, ranked 1,057 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 169 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,090 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.91%, ranked 1,153 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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