Hadji Mohammad Ajul, Province of Basilan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceBasilan
Barangay count11
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Basilan
Area (2007)41.02 km2 (15.84 sq mi)
Population (2015)19,307
Density (2015)471 / km2 (1,219 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 39' North, 122° 16' East (6.6423, 122.2732)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.7 meters (25.1 feet)

Hadji Mohammad Ajul is a coastal municipality in the island province of Basilan.

The municipality has a land area of 41.02 square kilometers or 15.84 square miles which constitutes 1.27% of Basilan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 19,307. This represented 5.57% of the total population of Basilan province, or 0.51% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 471 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,219 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Hadji Mohammad Ajul has 11 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)
Basakan5.37%1,0371,0350.19%0.04%
Buton15.16%2,9272,46018.98%3.36%
Candiis9.39%1,8131,33036.32%6.08%
Langil8.28%1,5991,24528.43%4.88%
Langong6.03%1,1651,0847.47%1.38%
Languyan5.99%1,1561,04310.83%1.98%
Pintasan7.23%1,3951,08428.69%4.92%
Seronggon8.27%1,5961,40913.27%2.40%
Sibago9.27%1,7891,30137.51%6.25%
Sulutan Matangal8.02%1,5481,17132.19%5.46%
Tuburan Proper17.00%3,2822,80017.21%3.07%
Hadji Mohammad Ajul Total19,30715,96220.96%3.69%

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Hadji Mohammad Ajul is 5 to 9, with 3,078 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 46 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1515
1 to 42,243
5 to 93,078
10 to 142,839
15 to 192,334
20 to 241,517
25 to 291,351
30 to 341,097
35 to 391,102
40 to 44913
45 to 49826
50 to 54551
55 to 59357
60 to 64227
65 to 69155
70 to 7499
75 to 7946
80 and over57
Total19,307

Historical population

The population of Hadji Mohammad Ajul fell from 26,132 in 2007 to 19,307 in 2015, a decrease of 6,825 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.69%, or an increase of 3,345 people, from the previous population of 15,962 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
26,132
15,962-16.43%
19,3073.69%

Location

The municipal center of Hadji Mohammad Ajul is situated at approximately 6° 39' North, 122° 16' East, in the island of Basilan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.7 meters or 25.1 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 Hadji Mohammad Ajul are Lamitan, Isabela City, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Tangub, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Tuburan, Akbar, Al-Barka, Tipo-Tipo, Ungkaya Pukan, and Sumisip. Its distance from the national capital is 890.49 kilometers (553.32 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 890.49 kilometers (553.32 miles) to the North (N9°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 19,307, ranked 1,281 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 15.84 square kilometers, ranked 1,467 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 471 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 411 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.69%, ranked 75 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
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