Libertad
Province of Antique

Summary data
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 per km2
(439 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 46' North, 121° 55' East
(11.7697 ° N, 121.9185 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
11.9 meters
(38.9 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 16,429 representing 2.82% of the total population of Antique province, or 0.22% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 169 inhabitants per square kilometer or 439 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Libertad has 19 barangays as shown in the following table.

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. Growth rate over this period fluctuated between the range of [-0.52%, 3.50%]. 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 157,568
1970 May 68,9451.65%
1975 May 19,1760.51%
1980 May 19,8701.47%
1990 May 111,0491.14%
1995 Sep 113,2743.50%
2000 May 112,955-0.52%
2007 Aug 114,6531.71%
2010 May 115,6692.47%
2015 Aug 116,4290.91%
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The town center of Libertad is situated at approximately 11° 46' North, 121° 55' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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