Al-Barka, Basilan

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Al-Barka
Municipality
Map of Basilan showing the location of Al-Barka
Location within Basilan province
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 of Basilan
Founded May 22, 2006
Barangays 16 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Darussalam S. Lajid
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 PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7304
IDD:area code +63 (0)62
PSGC 150709000
Electorate 7,332 voters as of 2016

Al-Barka, officially the Municipality of Al-Barka (Chavacano: Municipalidad de Al-Barka; Cebuano: Lungsod sa Al-Barka; Filipino: Bayan ng Al-Barka), is a municipality in the province of Basilan in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) of the Philippines. The population was 20,905 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 7,332 registered voters.[4]

It was created by Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 191,[5] 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.[6]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
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
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 26,229 —    
2010 19,523 −10.19%
2015 20,905 +1.31%
Source: PSA[3][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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Comprehensive Development Plan - Al-Barka Municipality". basilan.net. Provincial Government of Basilan. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "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. ^ a b "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Municipal: Al-Barka, Basilan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "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. 
  8. ^ "ARMM - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011.