Al-Barka

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Al-Barka
Municipality of Al-Barka
Map of Basilan with Al-Barka highlighted
Map of Basilan with Al-Barka highlighted
Al-Barka is located in Philippines
Al-Barka
Al-Barka
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 6°28′N 122°11′E / 6.47°N 122.18°E / 6.47; 122.18Coordinates: 6°28′N 122°11′E / 6.47°N 122.18°E / 6.47; 122.18
Country Philippines
RegionBangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
ProvinceBasilan
DistrictLone District
FoundedMay 22, 2006
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorDarussalam S. Lajid
 • Vice MayorMujib H. Jakilan
 • CongressmanMujiv S. Hataman
 • Electorate7,332 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total72.58 km2 (28.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total20,905
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
7304
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)62
Climate typetropical climate
Income classno value
Revenue (₱)0 million  (2016)
Native languagesYakan
Chavacano
Tagalog

Al-Barka, officially the Municipality of Al-Barka, (Tausūg: Lupah Al-Barka; Chavacano: Municipalidad de Al-Barka; Tagalog: Bayan ng Al-Barka), is a — municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 20,905 people.[3]

It was created by Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 191,[4] ratified by plebiscite on May 22, 2006. It is composed of 16 barangays that were formerly part of Tipo-Tipo.

Barangays[edit]

Al-Barka is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
150709001 Apil-apil 4.3% 895 1,061 −3.19%
150709002 Bato-bato 5.0% 1,036 1,065 −0.52%
150709003 Bohe-Piang 5.3% 1,115 1,116 −0.02%
150709004 Bucalao 9.2% 1,923 1,717 2.18%
150709005 Cambug 6.5% 1,353 1,411 −0.80%
150709006 Danapah 6.2% 1,290 1,311 −0.31%
150709007 Guinanta 10.1% 2,111 2,072 0.36%
150709008 Kailih 7.3% 1,520 1,199 4.62%
150709009 Kinukutan 5.5% 1,142 966 3.24%
150709010 Kuhon 5.1% 1,071 987 1.57%
150709011 Kuhon Lennuh 5.9% 1,226 1,144 1.33%
150709012 Linuan 5.0% 1,042 731 6.98%
150709013 Lookbisaya (Kaulungan Island) 7.5% 1,564 1,468 1.21%
150709014 Macalang 3.3% 688 535 4.91%
150709015 Magcawa 10.0% 2,094 2,011 0.77%
150709016 Sangkahan (Kaulungan Island) 4.0% 835 729 2.62%
Total 20,905 19,523 1.31%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Al-Barka
YearPop.±% p.a.
2007 26,229—    
2010 19,523−10.19%
2015 20,905+1.31%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, Al-Barka had a population of 20,905.[3] The population density was 290 inhabitants per square kilometre (750/sq mi).

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Al-Barka, Basilan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
Average low °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(81)
28
(82)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 130
(5.1)
91
(3.6)
100
(3.9)
114
(4.5)
242
(9.5)
329
(13.0)
347
(13.7)
321
(12.6)
223
(8.8)
273
(10.7)
239
(9.4)
140
(5.5)
2,549
(100.3)
Average rainy days 16.5 14.3 14.9 15.5 23.8 25.3 25.3 25.3 21.5 23.0 21.1 17.5 244
Source: Meteoblue [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Basilan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 191; An Act Creating the Municipality of Al-Barka in the Province of Basilan and for Other Purposes" (PDF). Regional Legislative Assembly, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Municipal: Al-Barka". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "ARMM – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Basilan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Al-Barka, Basilan : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 29 January 2019.