Lezo, Province of Aklan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count12
Postal code5605
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)23.40 km2 (9.03 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,224
Density (2015)651 / km2 (1,686 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 40' North, 122° 20' East (11.6679, 122.3286)
Estimated elevation above sea level19.6 meters (64.2 feet)

Lezo is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Aklan.

The municipality has a land area of 23.40 square kilometers or 9.03 square miles which constitutes 1.28% of Aklan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,224. This represented 2.65% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.20% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 651 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,686 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lezo has 12 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)
Agcawilan10.28%1,5651,35115.84%2.84%
Bagto6.55%9971,027-2.92%-0.56%
Bugasongan8.09%1,2311,1834.06%0.76%
Carugdog9.38%1,4281,3694.31%0.81%
Cogon6.37%9708938.62%1.59%
Ibao9.28%1,4131,3177.29%1.35%
Mina7.61%1,1581,05210.08%1.84%
Poblacion12.97%1,9752,113-6.53%-1.28%
Santa Cruz8.13%1,2381,1329.36%1.72%
Santa Cruz Bigaa7.13%1,0861,0384.62%0.86%
Silakat‑Nonok6.04%9198567.36%1.36%
Tayhawan8.17%1,2441,1874.80%0.90%
Lezo Total15,22414,5184.86%0.91%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Lezo for the fiscal year of 2016 was 49,406,882.04.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200928,061,246.76
201029,261,404.224.28%
201131,855,730.738.87%
201230,907,549.89-2.98%
201335,115,561.8213.61%
201439,858,102.5313.51%
201545,073,956.4713.09%
201649,406,882.049.61%

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 Lezo is 5 to 9, with 1,490 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 208 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1283
1 to 41,222
5 to 91,490
10 to 141,356
15 to 191,363
20 to 241,373
25 to 291,231
30 to 341,137
35 to 391,062
40 to 44844
45 to 49796
50 to 54712
55 to 59631
60 to 64509
65 to 69431
70 to 74304
75 to 79208
80 and over272
Total15,224

Historical population

The population of Lezo grew from 5,942 in 1960 to 15,224 in 2015, an increase of 9,282 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.91%, or an increase of 706 people, from the previous population of 14,518 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,942
6,8901.46%
8,2243.62%
9,6253.19%
10,3430.72%
11,5362.07%
12,3931.55%
13,0770.74%
14,5183.88%
15,2240.91%

Location

The municipal center of Lezo is situated at approximately 11° 40' North, 122° 20' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 19.6 meters or 64.2 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 Lezo are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Victorias, Silay, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Banga, Malinao, Numancia, Kalibo, Makato, and New Washington. Its distance from the national capital is 354.87 kilometers (220.50 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 354.87 kilometers (220.50 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,224, ranked 1,405 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 9.03 square kilometers, ranked 1,582 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 651 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 284 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.91%, ranked 792 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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