Balete, Aklan

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Balete
Municipality
Map of Aklan with Balete highlighted
Map of Aklan with Balete highlighted
Balete is located in Philippines
Balete
Balete
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°33′N 122°23′E / 11.550°N 122.383°E / 11.550; 122.383Coordinates: 11°33′N 122°23′E / 11.550°N 122.383°E / 11.550; 122.383
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Aklan
District Lone district
Barangays 10
Government[1]
 • Mayor Teodoro V. Calizo Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 118.93 km2 (45.92 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 27,197
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5614
Dialing code 36

Balete is a fourth class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 27,197 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Balete is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.[2]

  • Aranas
  • Arcangel
  • Calizo
  • Cortes
  • Feliciano
  • Fulgencio (formerly Morthon[4])
  • Guanko
  • Morales
  • Oquendo
  • Poblacion

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Balete
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 19,842 —    
1995 19,972 +0.13%
2000 23,616 +3.41%
2007 26,360 +1.58%
2010 27,197 +1.05%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Landmarks[edit]

Agtawagon Hill
The Agtawagon Hill is located at the southeastern part of Barangay Morales, about 7 kilometers away from the center of the town. During the Philippine Revolution, the hill was the last line of defense of the Filipino patriots during the Spanish-Filipino conflict.[citation needed] The same hill had served as camp for Filipino guerrillas during Japanese occupation during the Second World War.[citation needed] Foxholes had been built on the summit of the hill overlooking potential enemy movement.

Education[edit]

Elementary schools:

  • Aranas Elementary School
  • Arcangel Norte Primary School
  • Arcangel Sur Elementary School
  • Balete Elementary School
  • Bangbang Elementary School
  • Benetinan Primary School
  • Calizo Elementary School
  • Cortes Integrated School
  • Feliciano Elementary School
  • Fulgencio Norte Elementary School
  • Fulgencio Sur Elementary School
  • Guanko Elementary School (Guanko Primary School)
  • Moraw Elementary School
  • Oquendo Primary School

High schools:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of the Barrio of Morthon in the Municipality of Balete, Province of Capiz, to Barrio Fulgencio". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 

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