Batad is a philippine municipality in the province Iloilo in Region VI Western Visayas which belongs to the Visayas group of islands. The municipality Batad is seated about 102 km north-east of province capital Iloilo City and about 420 km south-south-east of Philippine main capital Manila.
Batad is a 5th class municipality. Regarding urbanization Batad is classified as partly urban. Batad occupies an area of 53.10 km². By the end of 2007 Batad was the home of 18,298 residents. Thus by average 344.60 people are living on one km².
Administratively the Municipality of Batad is subdivided into 24 barangays. One forms the center of the city wheras the other 23 are in the outlying areas. Some of them are even several kilometers away from the center of the Municipality. The most populous are Banban, Nangka, Drancalan, Quiazan Lopez, Quiazan Florete, Salong, Bulak Norte, Alapasco, Hamod, Malico, Santa Ana, Pasayan, Calangag, Bolhog, Embarcadero.
Among the bigger cities and municipalities in the neighborhood of Batad there are Cadiz City (Negros Occidental) 56 km south-south-east, Bacolod City (Negros Occidental) 85 km south-south-west, Silay City (Negros Occidental) 70 km south-south-west, Sagay City (Negros Occidental) 66 km south-south-east, Roxas City (Capiz) 43 km west-north-west, City Of Talisay (Negros Occidental) 77 km south-south-west, City Of Passi 61 km west-south-west, Calatrava (Negros Occidental) 99 km south-south-east, City Of Escalante (Negros Occidental) 77 km south-south-east as well as 57 km south of Batad the municipality City Of Victorias (Negros Occidental).