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Altavas, officially the Municipality of Altavas, (Aklanon: Banwa it Altavas; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Altavas; Tagalog: Bayan ng Altavas), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 24,619 people.[3]

Altavas
Municipality of Altavas
Altavas Cave
Altavas Cave
Map of Aklan with Altavas highlighted
Map of Aklan with Altavas highlighted
Altavas is located in Philippines
Altavas
Altavas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°32′N 122°29′E / 11.53°N 122.48°E / 11.53; 122.48Coordinates: 11°32′N 122°29′E / 11.53°N 122.48°E / 11.53; 122.48
Country Philippines
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
DistrictLone District
Barangays14 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorDenny D. Refol
 • Electorate15,750 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total109.05 km2 (42.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total24,619
 • Density230/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5616
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)36
Climate typeTropical climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)82 million  (2016)
Native languagesAklan language
Capiznon
Tagalog

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GeographyEdit

Altavas is located at 11°32′N 122°29′E / 11.53°N 122.48°E / 11.53; 122.48. It is 41 kilometres (25 mi) from the provincial capital of Kalibo and 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Roxas City.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 109.05 square kilometres (42.10 sq mi)[2] constituting 5.99% of the 1,821.42-square-kilometre- (703.25 sq mi) total area of Aklan.

BarangaysEdit

Altavas is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[4]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
060401001 Cabangila 6.9% 1,705 1,705 0.00%
060401002 Cabugao 8.0% 1,964 1,708 2.69%
060401003 Catmon 4.9% 1,208 1,504 −4.09%
060401004 Dalipdip 3.1% 772 698 1.94%
060401005 Ginictan 6.2% 1,521 1,527 −0.07%
060401006 Linayasan 7.6% 1,872 1,860 0.12%
060401007 Lumaynay 6.5% 1,593 1,585 0.10%
060401008 Lupo 8.6% 2,127 2,251 −1.07%
060401009 Man-up 4.5% 1,112 2,360 −13.35%
060401010 Odiong 12.3% 3,028 2,961 0.43%
060401011 Poblacion 17.9% 4,406 2,465 11.69%
060401012 Quinasay-an 2.0% 491 459 1.29%
060401013 Talon 6.5% 1,589 1,587 0.02%
060401014 Tibiao 5.0% 1,231 1,249 −0.28%
Total 24,619 23,919 0.55%

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,636—    
1918 6,046+1.79%
1939 8,882+1.85%
1948 10,238+1.59%
1960 13,325+2.22%
1970 14,519+0.86%
1975 16,855+3.04%
1980 17,443+0.69%
1990 20,531+1.64%
1995 21,475+0.85%
2000 22,496+1.00%
2007 23,692+0.72%
2010 23,919+0.35%
2015 24,619+0.55%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, Altavas had a population of 24,619.[3] The population density was 230 inhabitants per square kilometre (600/sq mi).


Aklanon is the main dialect of Altavas while Hiligaynon is also spoken and understood by the residents. Capiznon, on the other hand, is also used due to its border with Capiz.

EducationEdit

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • Altavas Elementary School
  • Cabangila Elementary School
  • Cabugao Elementary School
  • Catmon Elementary School
  • Dalipdip Primary School
  • Dina-ut Primary School
  • Eahog Primary School
  • Ginictan Elementary School
  • Guisi Elementary School
  • Hongoton Primary School
  • Linayasan Elementary School
  • Lumaynay Elementary School
  • Lumaynay Elementary School (Sangay Annex)
  • Lupo Elementary School
  • Odiong Elementary School
  • Quinasayan Primary School
  • Sapa Primary School
  • Talon Elementary School
  • Tibiao Elementary School
  • Echelon Development School

Secondary schoolsEdit

  • Altavas National School
  • Altavas National School (Lupo Extension)
  • Justicia Morales - Young Memorial national High School
  • Linayasan National High School

CollegeEdit

  • Altavas College

ReferencesEdit

  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: Altavas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Province of Aklan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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