Balete, Aklan

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Balete
Municipality
Municipality of Balete
Map of Aklan with Balete highlighted
Map of Aklan with Balete highlighted
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.
 • Electorate 15,577 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 118.93 km2 (45.92 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 28,920
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 5614
PSGC 060402000
IDD:area code +63 (0)36
Climate type Tropical climate
Income class 4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 83,657,175.70 (2016)
Native languages Aklan language
Capiznon
Tagalog
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 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 28,920 people.[3]

Geography[edit]

Balete is located at 11°33′N 122°23′E / 11.55°N 122.38°E / 11.55; 122.38. It is 21 kilometres (13 mi) from Kalibo, the provincial capital.

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.[4] Fulgencio was formerly known as Morthon.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
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
YearPop.±% 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][6][7][8]

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


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]

Private sector schools[edit]

  • Balete Academy, Barangay Polacion

Public sector schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

Colleges[edit]

  • Balete Community College[9]

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. ^ "Municipal: Balete, Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  5. ^ "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]
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Aklan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Universities and colleges in Balete, Aklan". www.finduniversity.ph.

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