Akbar, Province of Basilan

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
Barangay count9
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Basilan
Area (2013)182.01 km2 (70.27 sq mi)
Population (2020)23,098
Density (2020)127 / km2 (329 / 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 182.01 square kilometers or 70.27 square miles which constitutes 5.27% of Basilan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2020 Census was 23,098. This represented 5.42% of the total population of Basilan province, or 0.52% of the overall population of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 127 inhabitants per square kilometer or 329 inhabitants per square mile.


Akbar has 9 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
Local government units of Akbar
BarangayPopulation percentage (2020)Population (2020)Population (2015)Change (2015‑2020)Annual Population Growth Rate (2015‑2020)
Lower Bato-bato9.19%2,1221,82316.40%3.25%
Upper Bato-bato11.83%2,7331,093150.05%21.28%
Upper Sinangkapan10.94%2,5282,13518.41%3.62%
Akbar Total23,09817,53131.76%5.98%


The annual regular revenue of Akbar for the fiscal year of 2016 was 10,131.12.



The household population of Akbar in the 2015 Census was 17,531 broken down into 2,820 households or an average of 6.22 members per household.

Number of households in Akbar (1990‑2015)
Census dateHousehold populationNumber of householdsAverage household size

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.

Population of Akbar by age group (2015 census)
Age groupPopulation (2015)Age group percentage
Under 12901.65%
1 to 41,95011.12%
5 to 92,63815.05%
10 to 142,27512.98%
15 to 191,96411.20%
20 to 241,3567.73%
25 to 291,3577.74%
30 to 341,1476.54%
35 to 391,0986.26%
40 to 449695.53%
45 to 498925.09%
50 to 546403.65%
55 to 593642.08%
60 to 642591.48%
65 to 691620.92%
70 to 741000.57%
75 to 79340.19%
80 and over360.21%
  • Youth Dependency Ratio: 71.2
  • Old Age Dependency Ratio: 3.3
  • Total Dependency Ratio: 74.5
  • Median Age: 19.11

Historical population

The population of Akbar grew from 21,312 in 2007 to 23,098 in 2020, an increase of 1,786 people over the course of 13 years. The latest census figures in 2020 denote a positive growth rate of 5.98%, or an increase of 5,567 people, from the previous population of 17,531 in 2015.

Population of Akbar (1903‑2020)
Census datePopulationGrowth rate

The total number of registered voters or electorate in Akbar for the year 2019 was 6,183, broken down into 2,943 males and 3,240 females.


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.


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, Basilan, Isabela City, Basilan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur, Tangub, Misamis Occidental, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Tuburan, Basilan, Hadji Mohammad Ajul, Basilan, Tipo-Tipo, Basilan, Al-Barka, Basilan, Ungkaya Pukan, Basilan, and Sumisip, Basilan. Its distance from the national capital is 886.76 kilometers (551.01 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 886.76 kilometers (551.01 miles) to the North (N8°W)


  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages), household data, and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on registered voters is from the Commission on Elections.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
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