Al-Barka, Basilan

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Al-Barka
Municipality
Municipality of Al-Barka
Map of Basilan with Al-Barka highlighted
Map of Basilan with Al-Barka highlighted
Al-Barka is located in Philippines
Al-Barka
Al-Barka
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 6°28′N 122°11′E / 6.47°N 122.18°E / 6.47; 122.18Coordinates: 6°28′N 122°11′E / 6.47°N 122.18°E / 6.47; 122.18
Country  Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province Basilan
District Lone District
Founded May 22, 2006
Barangays 16 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Darussalam S. Lajid
 • Electorate 7,332 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 72.58 km2 (28.02 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 20,905
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 7304
PSGC 150709000
IDD:area code +63 (0)62
Climate type Tropical climate
Income class 5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 95,762.12 (2016)

Al-Barka, officially the Municipality of Al-Barka, (Tausūg: Lupah Al-Barka; Chavacano: Municipalidad de Al-Barka; Tagalog: Bayan ng Al-Barka), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 20,905 people.[3]

It was created by Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 191,[4] ratified by plebiscite on May 22, 2006. It is composed of 16 barangays that were formerly part of Tipo-Tipo.

Barangays[edit]

Al-Barka is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
150709001 Apil-apil 4.3% 895 1,061 −3.19%
150709002 Bato-bato 5.0% 1,036 1,065 −0.52%
150709003 Bohe-Piang 5.3% 1,115 1,116 −0.02%
150709004 Bucalao 9.2% 1,923 1,717 2.18%
150709005 Cambug 6.5% 1,353 1,411 −0.80%
150709006 Danapah 6.2% 1,290 1,311 −0.31%
150709007 Guinanta 10.1% 2,111 2,072 0.36%
150709008 Kailih 7.3% 1,520 1,199 4.62%
150709009 Kinukutan 5.5% 1,142 966 3.24%
150709010 Kuhon 5.1% 1,071 987 1.57%
150709011 Kuhon Lennuh 5.9% 1,226 1,144 1.33%
150709012 Linuan 5.0% 1,042 731 6.98%
150709013 Lookbisaya (Kaulungan Island) 7.5% 1,564 1,468 1.21%
150709014 Macalang 3.3% 688 535 4.91%
150709015 Magcawa 10.0% 2,094 2,011 0.77%
150709016 Sangkahan (Kaulungan Island) 4.0% 835 729 2.62%
Total 20,905 19,523 1.31%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Al-Barka
YearPop.±% p.a.
2007 26,229—    
2010 19,523−10.19%
2015 20,905+1.31%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, Al-Barka had a population of 20,905.[3] The population density was 290 inhabitants per square kilometre (750/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 7,332 registered voters.[9]

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. 191; An Act Creating the Municipality of Al-Barka 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 27 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: Al-Barka, Basilan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Province of Basilan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016.