Altavas, Aklan

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Altavas
Municipality
Map of Aklan with Altavas highlighted
Location within Aklan province
Altavas is located in Philippines
Altavas
Altavas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°32′N 122°29′E / 11.53°N 122.48°E / 11.53; 122.48Coordinates: 11°32′N 122°29′E / 11.53°N 122.48°E / 11.53; 122.48
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Aklan
District Lone district
Barangays 14 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Denny D. Refol
Area[2]
 • Total 109.05 km2 (42.10 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 24,619
 • Density 230/km2 (580/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 15,750
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5616
IDD:area code +63 (0)36
Income class 4th class
PSGC 060401000

Altavas, officially the Municipality of Altavas (Aklanon: Banwa it Altavas; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Altavas; Filipino: Bayan ng Altavas), is a municipality in the province of Aklan in the Western Visayas (Region VI) of the Philippines. The population was 24,619 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 15,750 registered voters.[4]

Altavas is 41 kilometres (25 mi) from the provincial capital of Kalibo and 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Roxas City.

Geography[edit]

Altavas underground cave

Altavas is located at 11°32′N 122°29′E / 11.53°N 122.48°E / 11.53; 122.48.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 109.05 square kilometres (42.10 sq mi)[2] constituting 5.99% of the 1,821.42-square-kilometre- (703.25 sq mi) total area of Aklan.

Barangays[edit]

Altavas is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
060401001 Cabangila 6.9% 1,705 1,705 0.00%
060401002 Cabugao 8.0% 1,964 1,708 +2.69%
060401003 Catmon 4.9% 1,208 1,504 −4.09%
060401004 Dalipdip 3.1% 772 698 +1.94%
060401005 Ginictan 6.2% 1,521 1,527 −0.07%
060401006 Linayasan 7.6% 1,872 1,860 +0.12%
060401007 Lumaynay 6.5% 1,593 1,585 +0.10%
060401008 Lupo 8.6% 2,127 2,251 −1.07%
060401009 Man-up 4.5% 1,112 2,360 −13.35%
060401010 Odiong 12.3% 3,028 2,961 +0.43%
060401011 Poblacion 17.9% 4,406 2,465 +11.69%
060401012 Quinasay-an 2.0% 491 459 +1.29%
060401013 Talon 6.5% 1,589 1,587 +0.02%
060401014 Tibiao 5.0% 1,231 1,249 −0.28%
Total 24,619 23,919 +0.55%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Altavas
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 20,531 —    
1995 21,475 +0.85%
2000 22,496 +1.00%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 23,692 +0.72%
2010 23,919 +0.35%
2015 24,619 +0.55%

In the 2015 census, Altavas had a population of 24,619.[3] The population density was 230 inhabitants per square kilometre (600/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 15,750 registered voters.[4]

Education[edit]

Elementary schools
  • Altavas Elementary School
  • Cabangila Elementary School
  • Cabugao Elementary School
  • Catmon Elementary School
  • Dalipdip Primary School
  • Dina-ut Primary School
  • Eahog Primary School
  • Ginictan Elementary School
  • Guisi Elementary School
  • Hongoton Primary School
  • Linayasan Elementary School
  • Lumaynay Elementary School
  • Lumaynay Elementary School (Sangay Annex)
  • Lupo Elementary School
  • Odiong Elementary School
  • Quinasayan Primary School
  • Sapa Primary School
  • Talon Elementary School
  • Tibiao Elementary School
  • Echelon Development School
Secondary schools
  • Altavas National School
  • Altavas National School (Lupo Extension)
  • Justicia Morales - Young Memorial national High School
  • Linayasan National High School
College
  • Altavas College
  • North Eastern Panay University
  • Central Institute of Management
  • University of Western Visayas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: Altavas, Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Province of Aklan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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