Tangalan, Aklan

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Tangalan seascape
Tangalan seascape
Map of Aklan with Tangalan highlighted
Map of Aklan with Tangalan highlighted
Tangalan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°46′N 122°15′E / 11.767°N 122.250°E / 11.767; 122.250Coordinates: 11°46′N 122°15′E / 11.767°N 122.250°E / 11.767; 122.250
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Aklan
District Lone district
Barangays 15
 • Mayor Gene T. Fuentes
 • Total 74.59 km2 (28.80 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 20,277
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5612
Dialing code 36

Tangalan is a fifth class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,277 people.[3]

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.[4]


Tangalan is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[2]

  • Afga
  • Baybay
  • Dapdap
  • Dumatad
  • Jawili
  • Lanipga
  • Napatag
  • Panayakan
  • Poblacion
  • Pudiot
  • Tagas
  • Tamalagon
  • Tamokoe
  • Tondog
  • Vivo


Population census of Tangalan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 14,773 —    
1995 16,172 +1.71%
2000 17,606 +1.84%
2007 19,121 +1.15%
2010 20,277 +2.16%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Jawili Falls

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. This project deploys artificial reefs on which the natural corals will grow. This will serve to fishes and other marine species as their harbor and fort where to settle and multiply. The Government targets for the next 10 years of protection to this site, marine resources will recovered. If fishes and other marine life will vigorously multiply, it will be expected that they will go out from this sanctuary, and this is now the time where local fisherfolks can caught the abundant fish and other marine resources. This will also open as a SCUBA diving site and good for snorkeling.


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "An act creating the municipality of Tangalan in the province of Capiz". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 

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