Tangalan, Aklan

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Tangalan
Municipality
Municipality of Tangalan
Map of Aklan with Tangalan highlighted
Map of Aklan with Tangalan highlighted
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
 • Electorate 12,736 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 74.59 km2 (28.80 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 21,916
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 5612
PSGC 060417000
IDD:area code +63 (0)36
Climate type Tropical climate
Income class 5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 65,648,823.50 (2016)
Native languages Aklan language
Tagalog
Website www.tangalan.ph

Tangalan, officially the Municipality of Tangalan, (Aklanon: Banwa it Tangalan; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Tangalan; Filipino: Bayan ng Tangalan), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 21,916 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]

Geography[edit]

Tangalan is located at 11°46′N 122°15′E / 11.77°N 122.25°E / 11.77; 122.25. It is 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Kalibo, the provincial capital.

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.[5]


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

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


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. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Municipal: Tangalan, Aklan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  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.

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