Balete, Aklan

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Balete
Municipality
Map of Aklan with Balete highlighted
Location within Aklan province
Balete is located in Philippines
Balete
Balete
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°33′N 122°23′E / 11.55°N 122.38°E / 11.55; 122.38Coordinates: 11°33′N 122°23′E / 11.55°N 122.38°E / 11.55; 122.38
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Aklan
District Lone district
Barangays 10 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Teodoro V. Calizo Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 118.93 km2 (45.92 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 28,920
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 15,577
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5614
IDD:area code +63 (0)36
Income class 4th class
PSGC 060402000
Website elgu.ncc.gov.ph/ecommunity/balete-aklan/

Balete, officially the Municipality of Balete (Aklanon: Banwa it Balete; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Balete; Filipino: Bayan ng Balete), is a municipality in the province of Aklan in the Western Visayas (Region VI) of the Philippines. The population was 28,920 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 15,577 registered voters.[4]

Balete is 21 kilometres (13 mi) from Kalibo, the provincial capital.

Geography[edit]

Balete is located at 11°33′N 122°23′E / 11.55°N 122.38°E / 11.55; 122.38.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 118.93 square kilometres (45.92 sq mi)[2] constituting 6.53% of the 1,821.42-square-kilometre- (703.25 sq mi) total area of Aklan.

Barangays[edit]

Balete is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.[5] Fulgencio was formerly known as Morthon.[6]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
060402001 Aranas 18.2% 5,256 5,083 0.64%
060402002 Arcangel 12.1% 3,486 3,454 0.18%
060402004 Calizo 13.4% 3,863 3,773 0.45%
060402005 Cortes 11.3% 3,278 2,872 2.55%
060402006 Feliciano 10.0% 2,883 2,788 0.64%
060402007 Fulgencio 12.3% 3,568 3,230 1.91%
060402008 Guanko 4.6% 1,321 1,322 −0.01%
060402009 Morales 11.0% 3,184 2,619 3.79%
060402010 Oquendo 4.3% 1,234 1,226 0.12%
060402011 Poblacion 2.9% 847 830 0.39%
Total 28,920 27,197 1.18%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Balete
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 5,529 —    
1939 9,508 +1.52%
1948 10,835 +1.46%
1960 12,677 +1.32%
1970 14,310 +1.22%
1975 15,827 +2.04%
1980 17,300 +1.80%
1990 19,842 +1.38%
1995 19,972 +0.12%
2000 23,616 +3.66%
2007 26,360 +1.53%
2010 27,197 +1.14%
2015 28,920 +1.18%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, Balete had a population of 28,920.[3] The population density was 240 inhabitants per square kilometre (620/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 15,577 registered voters.[4]

Landmarks[edit]

  • Agtawagon Hill - located at the south-eastern portion of Barangay Morales, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) away from the town center. During the Philippine Revolution, the hill was the last line of defense of the Filipino patriots during the Spanish-Filipino conflict.[citation needed] The same hill had served as camp for Filipino guerrillas during Japanese occupation during the Second World War.[citation needed] Foxholes had been built on the summit of the hill overlooking potential enemy movement.

Education[edit]

Elementary schools
  • Aranas Elementary School
  • Arcangel Norte Primary School
  • Arcangel Sur Elementary School
  • Balete Elementary School
  • Bangbang Elementary School
  • Benetinan Primary School
  • Calizo Elementary School
  • Cortes Integrated School
  • Feliciano Elementary School
  • Fulgencio Norte Elementary School
  • Fulgencio Sur Elementary School
  • Guanko Elementary School (Guanko Primary School)
  • Morales Elementary School
  • Oquendo Primary School
High schools

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 Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: Balete, Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of the Barrio of Morthon in the Municipality of Balete, Province of Capiz, to Barrio Fulgencio". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Province of Aklan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.