Basilan

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Basilan
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Cities2
Municipalities11
Barangays243
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Celebes Sea
Area (2007)3,224.47 km2 (1,244.97 sq mi)
Population (2015)346,579
Density (2015)107 / km2 (278 / sq mi)

Basilan is a province in the Philippines situated in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao occupying the Sulu Archipelago and the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao in central Mindanao. Its capital is the City of Isabela.

The province has a land area of 3,224.47 square kilometers or 1,244.97 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 346,579. This represented 9.17% of the total population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, 1.44% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.34% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 107 inhabitants per square kilometer or 278 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Basilan is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Basilan Strait, Moro Gulf, Celebes Sea, and the Sulu Sea.

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Local government units

Basilan has 11 municipalities and 2 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 243.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Akbarmunicipality17,53113,3695.30%38.764529
Al-Barkamunicipality20,90519,5231.31%72.5828816
Hadji Mohammad Ajulmunicipality19,30715,9623.69%41.0247111
Hadji Muhtamadmunicipality25,08512,24914.62%no datano data10
Lamitancity (CC)74,78268,9961.55%no datano data45
Lantawanmunicipality24,59420,0873.93%no datano data25
Malusomunicipality40,64633,8033.57%168.4624120
Sumisipmunicipality41,73037,0312.30%no datano data29
Tabuan-Lasamunicipality24,18818,6355.09%80.5030012
Tipo-Tipomunicipality19,16316,9782.33%49.7038611
Tuburanmunicipality20,20718,9881.19%no datano data10
Ungkaya Pukanmunicipality18,44117,7010.78%96.1319212
Basilan Total346,579293,3223.23%3,224.47107243

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Basilan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 764,173,838.68.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009494,623,639.53
2010531,913,747.097.54%
2011573,138,327.177.75%
2012548,449,770.02-4.31%
2013547,781,557.25-0.12%
2014608,185,566.3211.03%
2015697,929,585.0414.76%
2016764,173,838.689.49%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Basilan is 5 to 9, with 50,268 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 1,132 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 18,770
1 to 441,328
5 to 950,268
10 to 1445,601
15 to 1939,087
20 to 2429,635
25 to 2925,732
30 to 3422,195
35 to 3920,366
40 to 4417,144
45 to 4914,914
50 to 5410,872
55 to 597,513
60 to 645,264
65 to 693,424
70 to 742,132
75 to 791,132
80 and over1,202
Total346,579

Historical population

The population of Basilan grew from 123,103 in 1960 to 346,579 in 2015, an increase of 223,476 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.23%, or an increase of 53,257 people, from the previous population of 293,322 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
123,103
108,951-1.19%
122,9352.45%
151,5164.27%
179,2301.69%
227,0084.53%
259,7962.93%
408,5206.44%
293,322-11.36%
346,5793.23%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 346,579, ranked 64 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,244.97 square kilometers, ranked 44 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 107 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 67 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.23%, ranked 3 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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