Tangalan, Aklan

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Tangalan
Municipality
Tangalan seascape
Tangalan seascape
Map of Aklan with Tangalan highlighted
Location within Aklan province
Tangalan is located in Philippines
Tangalan
Tangalan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°46′N 122°15′E / 11.77°N 122.25°E / 11.77; 122.25Coordinates: 11°46′N 122°15′E / 11.77°N 122.25°E / 11.77; 122.25
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Aklan
District Lone district
Barangays 15 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Gene T. Fuentes
Area[2]
 • Total 74.59 km2 (28.80 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 21,916
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 12,736
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5612
IDD:area code +63 (0)36
Income class 5th class
PSGC 060417000
Website www.tangalan.ph

Tangalan, officially the Municipality of Tangalan (Aklanon: Banwa it Tangalan; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Tangalan; Filipino: Bayan ng Tangalan), is a municipality in the province of Aklan in the Western Visayas (Region VI) of the Philippines. The population was 21,916 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 12,736 registered voters.[4]. Tangalan is 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Kalibo, the provincial capital.

Tangalan was formerly an arrabal of Makato. At the time of its creation, it included the following barrios: Tondog, Jawili, Dumatad, Afga, Baybay, Dapdap, Pudyot, Tagas, Tamalagon, Panayakan, Vivo, Lanipga, Napatag and Tamokoe.[5]

Geography[edit]

Tangalan is located at 11°46′N 122°15′E / 11.77°N 122.25°E / 11.77; 122.25.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 74.59 square kilometres (28.80 sq mi)[2] constituting 4.10% of the 1,821.42-square-kilometre- (703.25 sq mi) total area of Aklan.

Barangays[edit]

Tangalan is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[6]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
060417001 Afga 7.4% 1,612 1,472 1.74%
060417002 Baybay 7.3% 1,597 1,582 0.18%
060417003 Dapdap 4.8% 1,042 966 1.45%
060417004 Dumatad 5.2% 1,130 1,051 1.39%
060417005 Jawili 8.3% 1,822 1,732 0.97%
060417006 Lanipga 1.5% 330 312 1.07%
060417007 Napatag 1.0% 224 280 −4.16%
060417008 Panayakan 14.2% 3,116 2,684 2.88%
060417009 Poblacion 6.9% 1,516 1,429 1.13%
060417010 Pudiot 8.3% 1,828 1,617 2.36%
060417011 Tagas 11.0% 2,407 2,017 3.42%
060417012 Tamalagon 11.9% 2,609 2,497 0.84%
060417013 Tamokoe 0.7% 154 228 −7.20%
060417014 Tondog 8.9% 1,955 1,745 2.19%
060417015 Vivo 2.6% 574 665 −2.76%
Total 21,916 20,277 1.49%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Tangalan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 3,009 —    
1948 6,765 +1.82%
1960 7,650 +1.03%
1970 9,987 +2.70%
1975 10,509 +1.03%
1980 11,174 +1.23%
1990 14,773 +2.83%
1995 16,172 +1.71%
2000 17,606 +1.84%
2007 19,121 +1.15%
2010 20,277 +2.16%
2015 21,916 +1.49%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, Tangalan had a population of 21,916.[3] The population density was 290 inhabitants per square kilometre (750/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 12,736 registered voters.[4]

Attractions[edit]

Tourist spots with government support under "Project Bugna" include Jawili Falls, Jawili Beach Resorts, Dumatad Souvenir Shop, and Bughawi Reforestation Project.

The Tangalan Marine Sanctuary covers 375 hectares (930 acres) of marine ecosystem and a 10 hectares (25 acres) coral garden.

Jawili Falls

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. ^ "Republic Act No. 285; An Act Creating the Municipality of Tangalan in the Province of Capiz". The Corpus Juris. 16 June 1948. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Municipal: Tangalan, Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  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. 

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