Abra

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Abra
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Cities0
Municipalities27
Barangays303
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)4,165.25 km2 (1,608.21 sq mi)
Population (2015)241,160
Density (2015)58 / km2 (150 / sq mi)

Abra is a province in the Philippines situated in the Cordillera Administrative Region occupying the northern-central section of Luzon. Its capital is the Municipality of Bangued.

The province has a land area of 4,165.25 square kilometers or 1,608.21 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 241,160. This represented 14.00% of the total population of the Cordillera Administrative Region, 0.42% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.24% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 58 inhabitants per square kilometer or 150 inhabitants per square mile.

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Abra is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, and Ilocos Sur.

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Local government units

Abra has 27 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 303.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Banguedmunicipality, capital48,16343,9361.76%105.70 km2 (40.81 sq mi)456 / km2 (1,180 / sq mi)31
Bolineymunicipality3,5734,063-2.42%216.92 km2 (83.75 sq mi)16 / km2 (43 / sq mi)8
Bucaymunicipality17,11517,126-0.01%107.17 km2 (41.38 sq mi)160 / km2 (414 / sq mi)21
Buclocmunicipality2,5012,1762.69%63.77 km2 (24.62 sq mi)39 / km2 (102 / sq mi)4
Daguiomanmunicipality2,0881,7153.82%114.37 km2 (44.16 sq mi)18 / km2 (47 / sq mi)4
Danglasmunicipality4,1924,734-2.29%156.02 km2 (60.24 sq mi)27 / km2 (70 / sq mi)7
Doloresmunicipality11,31511,499-0.31%47.45 km2 (18.32 sq mi)238 / km2 (618 / sq mi)15
La Pazmunicipality15,43714,8820.70%51.41 km2 (19.85 sq mi)300 / km2 (778 / sq mi)12
Lacubmunicipality3,4032,9772.58%295.30 km2 (114.02 sq mi)12 / km2 (30 / sq mi)6
Lagangilangmunicipality14,25513,8240.59%101.44 km2 (39.17 sq mi)141 / km2 (364 / sq mi)17
Lagayanmunicipality4,4994,4770.09%215.97 km2 (83.39 sq mi)21 / km2 (54 / sq mi)5
Langidenmunicipality3,1983,1700.17%116.29 km2 (44.90 sq mi)28 / km2 (71 / sq mi)6
Licuan-Baaymunicipality4,6894,864-0.70%256.42 km2 (99.00 sq mi)18 / km2 (47 / sq mi)11
Lubamunicipality6,3396,391-0.16%148.27 km2 (57.25 sq mi)43 / km2 (111 / sq mi)8
Malibcongmunicipality3,4283,807-1.98%283.17 km2 (109.33 sq mi)12 / km2 (31 / sq mi)12
Manabomunicipality10,76110,7560.01%110.95 km2 (42.84 sq mi)97 / km2 (251 / sq mi)11
Peñarrubiamunicipality6,6406,5440.28%38.29 km2 (14.78 sq mi)173 / km2 (449 / sq mi)9
Pidiganmunicipality12,18511,5281.06%49.15 km2 (18.98 sq mi)248 / km2 (642 / sq mi)15
Pilarmunicipality10,2239,9080.60%66.10 km2 (25.52 sq mi)155 / km2 (401 / sq mi)19
Sallapadanmunicipality6,6225,9851.94%128.62 km2 (49.66 sq mi)51 / km2 (133 / sq mi)9
San Isidromunicipality4,5744,888-1.26%48.07 km2 (18.56 sq mi)95 / km2 (246 / sq mi)9
San Juanmunicipality9,86710,546-1.26%64.08 km2 (24.74 sq mi)154 / km2 (399 / sq mi)19
San Quintinmunicipality5,4385,2330.73%66.59 km2 (25.71 sq mi)82 / km2 (212 / sq mi)6
Tayummunicipality14,46713,9400.71%61.14 km2 (23.61 sq mi)237 / km2 (613 / sq mi)11
Tinegmunicipality5,0974,6681.69%744.80 km2 (287.57 sq mi)7 / km2 (18 / sq mi)10
Tubomunicipality5,6995,719-0.07%409.87 km2 (158.25 sq mi)14 / km2 (36 / sq mi)10
Villaviciosamunicipality5,3925,3770.05%102.93 km2 (39.74 sq mi)52 / km2 (136 / sq mi)8
Abra Total241,160234,7330.52%4,165.25 km2 (1,608.21 sq mi)58 / km2 (150 / sq mi)303

Historical population

The population of Abra grew from 115,193 in 1960 to 241,160 in 2015, an increase of 125,967 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.52%, or an increase of 6,427 people, from the previous population of 234,733 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
51,860
72,7312.16%
87,7800.94%
86,600-0.14%
115,1932.54%
145,0582.28%
147,0100.27%
160,1981.73%
184,7431.44%
195,9641.11%
209,4911.44%
230,9531.35%
234,7330.59%
241,1600.52%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Abra as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Secondary Roads

  • Abra-Ilocos Sur Road
  • Abra-Kalinga Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Abra-Cervantes Road
  • Abra-Ilocos Norte Road
  • Bangued Cadre Road
  • Lagangilang Access Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 241,160, ranked 68 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,608.21 square kilometers, ranked 30 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 58 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 79 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.52%, ranked 79 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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