Akbar, Province of Basilan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceBasilan
Barangay count9
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Basilan
Area (2007)38.76 km2 (14.97 sq mi)
Population (2015)17,531
Density (2015)452 / km2 (1,171 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 40' North, 122° 11' East (6.6654, 122.1854)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.9 meters (42.2 feet)

Akbar is a coastal municipality in the island province of Basilan.

The municipality has a land area of 38.76 square kilometers or 14.97 square miles which constitutes 1.20% of Basilan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 17,531. This represented 5.06% of the total population of Basilan province, or 0.46% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 452 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,171 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Akbar has 9 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)
Caddayan6.22%1,09056991.56%13.18%
Linongan14.00%2,4541,93826.63%4.60%
Lower Bato‑bato10.40%1,8231,885-3.29%-0.63%
Mangalut9.14%1,6031,15239.15%6.49%
Manguso6.85%1,2011,05114.27%2.57%
Paguengan9.41%1,6491,28028.83%4.94%
Semut25.57%4,4833,16841.51%6.83%
Upper Bato‑bato6.23%1,09364270.25%10.66%
Upper Sinangkapan12.18%2,1351,68426.78%4.62%
Akbar Total17,53113,36931.13%5.30%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Akbar for the fiscal year of 2016 was 10,131.12.

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Akbar is 5 to 9, with 2,638 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 34 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1290
1 to 41,950
5 to 92,638
10 to 142,275
15 to 191,964
20 to 241,356
25 to 291,357
30 to 341,147
35 to 391,098
40 to 44969
45 to 49892
50 to 54640
55 to 59364
60 to 64259
65 to 69162
70 to 74100
75 to 7934
80 and over36
Total17,531

Historical population

The population of Akbar fell from 21,312 in 2007 to 17,531 in 2015, a decrease of 3,781 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 5.30%, or an increase of 4,162 people, from the previous population of 13,369 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,312
13,369-15.61%
17,5315.30%

Location

The municipal center of Akbar is situated at approximately 6° 40' North, 122° 11' East, in the island of Basilan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.9 meters or 42.2 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 Akbar are Lamitan, Isabela City, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Tangub, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Tuburan, Hadji Mohammad Ajul, Tipo-Tipo, Al-Barka, Ungkaya Pukan, and Sumisip. Its distance from the national capital is 886.49 kilometers (550.84 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 886.49 kilometers (550.84 miles) to the North (N8°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 17,531, ranked 1,332 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 14.97 square kilometers, ranked 1,484 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 452 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 430 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 5.30%, ranked 623 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. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
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