Akbar, Basilan

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Akbar
Municipality
Map of Basilan with Akbar highlighted
Map of Basilan with Akbar highlighted
Akbar is located in Philippines
Akbar
Akbar
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 06°39′N 122°13′E / 6.650°N 122.217°E / 6.650; 122.217Coordinates: 06°39′N 122°13′E / 6.650°N 122.217°E / 6.650; 122.217
Country Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Basilan
District Lone district of Basilan
Founded December 20, 2005
Barangays 9
Government[1]
 • Mayor Alih A. Sali
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 13,369
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7306
Dialing code 62
Income class 6th

Akbar is a sixth class municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 13,369 people.[2]

Akbar Municipality created through Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 193 dated December 20, 2005.

It is composed of 9 barangays that were formerly part of Tuburan, including one island barangay. It has an area of 18.02 square kilometres (6.96 sq mi).[citation needed]

The place is named after Imam Akbar Marani, a known Islamic preacher/propagator and descendant of Kuddarat, who landed in Taguime (now part of the municipality of Moh’d Ajul) in 17th century and later migrated to central Mindanao. In his older age, Imam Akbar transferred from Sinangkapan, Akbar, to Lantawan based in Kanibungan and he was buried there.

Barangays[edit]

Akbar is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.[2]

  • Caddayan
  • Linungan (Coco Island)
  • Lower Bato-Bato
  • Mangalut
  • Manggusu
  • Paguengan
  • Semmut
  • Upper Bato-Bato
  • Upper Sinangkapan

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Akbar
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 21,312 —    
2010 13,369 −15.61%
Source: National Statistics Office[2]
Akbar Municipality created through Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 193 dated December 20, 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 

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