Abra

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Abra
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
CapitalBangued
Total local government units
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 per km2
(150 per sq. mi)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 241,160 representing 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 such figures, the population density is computed at 58 inhabitants per square kilometer or 150 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

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

Local government units

Abra has 27 municipalities and 0 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 303.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Banguedmun, capital48,163
(19.97%)
43,9361.76%105.70 km2
(40.81 sq mi)
456 per km2
(1,180 per sq mi)
31
Bolineymun3,573
(1.48%)
4,063-2.42%216.92 km2
(83.75 sq mi)
16 per km2
(43 per sq mi)
8
Bucaymun17,115
(7.10%)
17,126-0.01%107.17 km2
(41.38 sq mi)
160 per km2
(414 per sq mi)
21
Buclocmun2,501
(1.04%)
2,1762.69%63.77 km2
(24.62 sq mi)
39 per km2
(102 per sq mi)
4
Daguiomanmun2,088
(0.87%)
1,7153.82%114.37 km2
(44.16 sq mi)
18 per km2
(47 per sq mi)
4
Danglasmun4,192
(1.74%)
4,734-2.29%156.02 km2
(60.24 sq mi)
27 per km2
(70 per sq mi)
7
Doloresmun11,315
(4.69%)
11,499-0.31%47.45 km2
(18.32 sq mi)
238 per km2
(618 per sq mi)
15
La Pazmun15,437
(6.40%)
14,8820.70%51.41 km2
(19.85 sq mi)
300 per km2
(778 per sq mi)
12
Lacubmun3,403
(1.41%)
2,9772.58%295.30 km2
(114.02 sq mi)
12 per km2
(30 per sq mi)
6
Lagangilangmun14,255
(5.91%)
13,8240.59%101.44 km2
(39.17 sq mi)
141 per km2
(364 per sq mi)
17
Lagayanmun4,499
(1.87%)
4,4770.09%215.97 km2
(83.39 sq mi)
21 per km2
(54 per sq mi)
5
Langidenmun3,198
(1.33%)
3,1700.17%116.29 km2
(44.90 sq mi)
28 per km2
(71 per sq mi)
6
Licuan-Baaymun4,689
(1.94%)
4,864-0.70%256.42 km2
(99.00 sq mi)
18 per km2
(47 per sq mi)
11
Lubamun6,339
(2.63%)
6,391-0.16%148.27 km2
(57.25 sq mi)
43 per km2
(111 per sq mi)
8
Malibcongmun3,428
(1.42%)
3,807-1.98%283.17 km2
(109.33 sq mi)
12 per km2
(31 per sq mi)
12
Manabomun10,761
(4.46%)
10,7560.01%110.95 km2
(42.84 sq mi)
97 per km2
(251 per sq mi)
11
Peñarrubiamun6,640
(2.75%)
6,5440.28%38.29 km2
(14.78 sq mi)
173 per km2
(449 per sq mi)
9
Pidiganmun12,185
(5.05%)
11,5281.06%49.15 km2
(18.98 sq mi)
248 per km2
(642 per sq mi)
15
Pilarmun10,223
(4.24%)
9,9080.60%66.10 km2
(25.52 sq mi)
155 per km2
(401 per sq mi)
19
Sallapadanmun6,622
(2.75%)
5,9851.94%128.62 km2
(49.66 sq mi)
51 per km2
(133 per sq mi)
9
San Isidromun4,574
(1.90%)
4,888-1.26%48.07 km2
(18.56 sq mi)
95 per km2
(246 per sq mi)
9
San Juanmun9,867
(4.09%)
10,546-1.26%64.08 km2
(24.74 sq mi)
154 per km2
(399 per sq mi)
19
San Quintinmun5,438
(2.25%)
5,2330.73%66.59 km2
(25.71 sq mi)
82 per km2
(212 per sq mi)
6
Tayummun14,467
(6.00%)
13,9400.71%61.14 km2
(23.61 sq mi)
237 per km2
(613 per sq mi)
11
Tinegmun5,097
(2.11%)
4,6681.69%744.80 km2
(287.57 sq mi)
7 per km2
(18 per sq mi)
10
Tubomun5,699
(2.36%)
5,719-0.07%409.87 km2
(158.25 sq mi)
14 per km2
(36 per sq mi)
10
Villaviciosamun5,392
(2.24%)
5,3770.05%102.93 km2
(39.74 sq mi)
52 per km2
(136 per sq mi)
8
Abra Total241,160234,7330.52%4,165.25 km2
(1,608.21 sq mi)
58 per km2
(150 per 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 251,860
1918 Dec 3172,7312.16%
1939 Jan 187,7800.94%
1948 Oct 186,600-0.14%
1960 Feb 15115,1932.54%
1970 May 6145,0582.28%
1975 May 1147,0100.27%
1980 May 1160,1981.73%
1990 May 1184,7431.44%
1995 Sep 1195,9641.11%
2000 May 1209,4911.44%
2007 Aug 1230,9531.35%
2010 May 1234,7330.59%
2015 Aug 1241,1600.52%

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.
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