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Banga, officially the Municipality of Banga, (Aklanon: Banwa it Banga; Hiligaynon: Banwa sang Banga; Tagalog: Bayan ng Banga), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 39,505 people.[3]

Banga
Municipality of Banga
Downtown, with the rotunda and public market
Downtown, with the rotunda and public market
Official seal of Banga
Seal
Motto(s): 
"Magbueoligan Kita"
("We Work Together")
Map of Aklan with Banga highlighted
Map of Aklan with Banga highlighted
Banga is located in Philippines
Banga
Banga
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°38′N 122°20′E / 11.63°N 122.33°E / 11.63; 122.33Coordinates: 11°38′N 122°20′E / 11.63°N 122.33°E / 11.63; 122.33
Country Philippines
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
District1st district
Founded1 January 1912
Barangays30 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorErlinda M. Maming
 • Vice MayorNoel L. Redison
 • CongressmanCarlito S. Marquez
 • Electorate25,513 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total84.53 km2 (32.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total39,505
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Banganhon
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
5601
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)36
Climate typetropical climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)95.8 million  (2016)
Native languagesAklan language
Capiznon
Tagalog
Websiteelgu.ncc.gov.ph/ecommunity/banga-aklan/

Banga is the site of the Aklan State University.

GeographyEdit

Banga is located at 11°38′N 122°20′E / 11.63°N 122.33°E / 11.63; 122.33. It is 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from Kalibo, the provincial capital.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 84.53 square kilometres (32.64 sq mi)[2] constituting 4.64% of the 1,821.42-square-kilometre- (703.25 sq mi) total area of Aklan.

BarangaysEdit

Banga is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.[4]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
060403001 Agbanawan 3.9% 1,524 1,458 0.85%
060403002 Bacan 4.3% 1,703 1,637 0.76%
060403003 Badiangan 4.4% 1,747 1,644 1.16%
060403004 Cerrudo 3.8% 1,485 1,237 3.54%
060403005 Cupang 1.9% 740 736 0.10%
060403006 Daguitan 1.2% 459 477 −0.73%
060403007 Daja Norte 3.4% 1,340 1,563 −2.89%
060403008 Daja Sur 1.3% 512 602 −3.04%
060403009 Dingle 1.8% 698 723 −0.67%
060403010 Jumarap 4.6% 1,835 1,744 0.97%
060403011 Lapnag 1.6% 627 594 1.03%
060403012 Libas 4.3% 1,717 1,662 0.62%
060403013 Linabuan Sur 9.5% 3,756 3,455 1.60%
060403014 Mambog 4.6% 1,803 1,596 2.35%
060403015 Mangan 3.9% 1,542 1,632 −1.07%
060403016 Muguing 1.9% 764 695 1.82%
060403017 Pagsanghan 4.9% 1,917 1,735 1.92%
060403018 Palale 1.7% 678 599 2.39%
060403019 Poblacion 5.1% 1,997 2,469 −3.96%
060403020 Polo 2.4% 955 1,240 −4.85%
060403021 Polocate 4.3% 1,707 1,638 0.79%
060403022 San Isidro 0.8% 320 305 0.92%
060403023 Sibalew 2.5% 989 940 0.97%
060403024 Sigcay 2.6% 1,012 974 0.73%
060403025 Taba-ao 2.9% 1,164 1,196 −0.52%
060403026 Tabayon 4.5% 1,777 1,454 3.89%
060403027 Tinapuay 1.2% 457 381 3.52%
060403028 Torralba 4.8% 1,890 1,550 3.85%
060403029 Ugsod 4.0% 1,566 1,426 1.80%
060403030 Venturanza 2.1% 824 701 3.13%
Total 39,505 38,063 0.71%

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 9,830—    
1918 11,432+1.01%
1939 14,693+1.20%
1948 17,977+2.27%
1960 18,582+0.28%
1970 21,560+1.50%
1975 22,462+0.83%
1980 25,034+2.19%
1990 28,651+1.36%
1995 30,071+0.91%
2000 32,128+1.43%
2007 34,276+0.90%
2010 38,063+3.89%
2015 39,505+0.71%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, Banga had a population of 39,505.[3] The population density was 470 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,200/sq mi).

GovernmentEdit

Former heads of governmentEdit

The following headed the town from the American Period until the present under two different titles. On 18 March 1945, after the landing of the American Liberation Forces and Philippine Commonwealth troops in Panay, the Philippine Civil Affairs Unit appointed Dr. Boanerjes Venturanza as the first Municipal Mayor.[8]

AttractionsEdit

At the religious sanctuary of Manduyog Hill, an annual pilgrimage is conducted on Good Friday. Devotees practise the 14 Stations of the Cross, pray the rosary, and light candles at each stop while climbing towards the peak where a 40m cross, sometimes lighted, is visible from due north to Kalibo and the nearby sea.

See alsoEdit

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: Banga, Aklan". 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.
  8. ^ Recoter, Remelyn. "A Brief History of Banga". BANGA's 1000. Archived from the original on 20 October 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.

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