Akbar, Basilan

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Akbar
Municipality of Akbar
Map of Basilan with Akbar highlighted
Map of Basilan with Akbar highlighted
Akbar is located in Philippines
Akbar
Akbar
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 6°39′N 122°13′E / 6.65°N 122.22°E / 6.65; 122.22Coordinates: 6°39′N 122°13′E / 6.65°N 122.22°E / 6.65; 122.22
Country Philippines
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceBasilan
DistrictLone District
FoundedDecember 20, 2005
Barangays9 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorAlih A. Sali
 • Electorate5,349 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total38.76 km2 (14.97 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total17,531
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7306
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)62
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)478,123,470.16 (2016)
Native languagesYakan
Chavacano
Tagalog

Akbar, officially the Municipality of Akbar, (Tausūg: Lupah Akbar; Chavacano: Municipalidad de Akbar; Tagalog: Bayan ng Akbar), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,531 people.[3]

Akbar was created through Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 193 dated December 20, 2005.[4]

Akbar municipal map

It is composed of 9 barangays that were formerly part of Tuburan, including one island barangay. It has an area of 38.76 square kilometres (14.97 sq mi).[5]

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.[6]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
150708001 Caddayan 6.2% 1,090 569 13.18%
150708002 Linongan 14.0% 2,454 1,938 4.60%
150708003 Lower Bato-bato 10.4% 1,823 1,885 −0.63%
150708004 Mangalut 9.1% 1,603 1,152 6.49%
150708005 Manguso 6.9% 1,201 1,051 2.57%
150708006 Paguengan 9.4% 1,649 1,280 4.94%
150708007 Semut 25.6% 4,483 3,168 6.83%
150708008 Upper Bato-bato 6.2% 1,093 642 10.66%
150708009 Upper Sinangkapan 12.2% 2,135 1,684 4.62%
Total 17,531 13,369 5.30%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Akbar
YearPop.±% p.a.
2007 21,312—    
2010 13,369−15.61%
2015 17,531+5.30%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, Akbar had a population of 17,531.[3] The population density was 450 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,200/sq mi).


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Basilan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 193; An Act Creating the Municipality of Akbar in the Province of Basilan and for Other Purposes" (PDF). Regional Legislative Assembly, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  5. ^ "The Comprehensive Development Plan - Municipality of Akbar". basilan.net. Provincial Government of Basilan. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Municipal: Akbar, Basilan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Basilan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.