Arakan, Province of Cotabato

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
ProvinceCotabato
Barangay count28
Postal code9417
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)693.22 km2 (267.65 sq mi)
Population (2015)48,228
Density (2015)70 / km2 (180 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 21' North, 125° 8' East (7.3514, 125.1262)
Estimated elevation above sea level223.8 meters (733.9 feet)

Arakan is a municipality in the landlocked province of Cotabato.

The municipality has a land area of 693.22 square kilometers or 267.65 square miles which constitutes 7.69% of Cotabato's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 48,228. This represented 3.50% of the total population of Cotabato province, or 1.06% of the overall population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 70 inhabitants per square kilometer or 180 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Arakan has 28 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)
Allab1.44%6946398.61%1.58%
Anapolon1.69%8137932.52%0.48%
Badiangon4.17%2,0112,237-10.10%-2.01%
Binoongan2.10%1,0129269.29%1.71%
Dallag2.83%1,3651,3421.71%0.32%
Datu Ladayon2.05%98876728.81%4.94%
Datu Matangkil1.44%69459217.23%3.07%
Doroluman9.04%4,3603,24634.32%5.78%
Gambodes1.48%71356625.97%4.49%
Ganatan5.18%2,4992,3436.66%1.23%
Greenfield11.42%5,5065,0838.32%1.53%
Kabalantian7.71%3,7173,16317.52%3.12%
Katipunan1.27%61448227.39%4.72%
Kinawayan2.25%1,0841,0334.94%0.92%
Kulaman Valley1.94%93684910.25%1.87%
Lanao Kuran3.61%1,7421,7250.99%0.19%
Libertad2.53%1,2181,1595.09%0.95%
Makalangot3.53%1,7011,6890.71%0.13%
Malibatuan8.05%3,8823,7712.94%0.55%
Maria Caridad1.43%69059815.38%2.76%
Meocan6.88%3,3173,336-0.57%-0.11%
Naje2.70%1,3011,07820.69%3.64%
Napalico2.61%1,2611,10214.43%2.60%
Salasang3.06%1,4741,22720.13%3.55%
San Miguel2.09%1,00959469.87%10.61%
Santo Niño3.26%1,5701,39212.79%2.32%
Sumalili1.31%6305995.18%0.97%
Tumanding2.96%1,4271,22316.68%2.98%
Arakan Total48,22843,55410.73%1.96%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Arakan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 171,791,019.93.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200994,111,325.22
2010100,204,264.056.47%
2011110,090,868.309.87%
2012105,508,883.93-4.16%
2013120,846,878.4014.54%
2014136,407,026.6812.88%
2015155,126,006.6513.72%
2016171,791,019.9310.74%

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 Arakan is 5 to 9, with 6,428 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 281 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,083
1 to 44,880
5 to 96,428
10 to 145,946
15 to 195,554
20 to 244,318
25 to 293,579
30 to 343,135
35 to 392,805
40 to 442,555
45 to 492,158
50 to 541,735
55 to 591,323
60 to 64986
65 to 69639
70 to 74499
75 to 79324
80 and over281
Total48,228

Historical population

The population of Arakan grew from 27,554 in 1995 to 48,228 in 2015, an increase of 20,674 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.96%, or an increase of 4,674 people, from the previous population of 43,554 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
27,554
34,5885.00%
38,7171.57%
43,5544.38%
48,2281.96%

Location

The municipal center of Arakan is situated at approximately 7° 21' North, 125° 8' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 223.8 meters or 733.9 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 Arakan are Kidapawan, Valencia, Panabo, Davao City, Samal, and Digos. The nearest municipalities are Antipas, President Roxas, Damulog, Magpet, Kibawe, and Dangcagan. Its distance from the national capital is 919.95 kilometers (571.63 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 919.95 kilometers (571.63 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N29°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 48,228, ranked 537 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 267.65 square kilometers, ranked 70 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 70 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,434 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.96%, ranked 649 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
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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