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Tangalan, Aklan

Tangalan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Aklan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 17,606 people in 3,317 households.

Tourist spots with government support under "Project Bugna" include Jawili Falls, Jawili Beach Resorts, Dumatad Souvenir Shop, and Bughawi Reforestation Project.


Tangalan is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

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

The Local Government Unit (LGU) of the Municipality of Tangalan launches its new Eco-tourism site which is the Tangalan Marine Sanctuary. This sanctuary covers 375 hectares of marine ecosystem and a 10 hectares Coral Garden. This project deploys artificial reefs wherein the natural corals will grow soon. 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 vigoriusly 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.(

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