Akbar, Basilan

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Akbar
Municipality
Location in Basilan
Location in Basilan
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
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
Area[2]
 • Total 38.76 km2 (14.97 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 17,531
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7306
Dialing code +63 (0)62
Income class 6th

Akbar is a sixth class municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,531 people.[3]

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

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).[2]

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.

  • Caddayan
  • Linongan
  • Lower Bato-bato
  • Mangalut
  • Manguso
  • Paguengan
  • Semut
  • Upper Bato-bato
  • Upper Sinangkapan

Demographics[edit]

Population census of
Akbar
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 21,312 —    
2010 13,369 −15.61%
2015 17,531 +5.30%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5]

The population of Akbar, Basilan, in the 2015 census was 17,531 people,[3] with a density of 450 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,200 inhabitants per square mile.

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 "The Comprehensive Development Plan - Municipality of Akbar". basilan.net. Provincial Government of Basilan. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). 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. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 

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