Bangued
Province of Abra

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count31
Postal code2800
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)105.70 km2
(40.81 sq. mi)
Population (2015)48,163
Density (2015)456 per km2
(1,180 per sq. mi)
Coordinates17° 36' North, 120° 37' East
(17.5965 ° N, 120.6179 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
50.8 meters
(166.7 feet)
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Bangued is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 105.70 square kilometers or 40.81 square miles which constitutes 2.54% of Abra's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 48,163 representing 19.97% of the total population of Abra province, or 2.80% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 456 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,180 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Bangued has 31 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Agtangao4.77%2,2952,1646.05%1.13%
Angad5.12%2,4642,2987.22%1.34%
Bañacao2.58%1,2431,1904.45%0.83%
Bangbangar5.16%2,4861,74942.14%6.92%
Cabuloan2.13%1,0281,131-9.11%-1.80%
Calaba7.25%3,4942,89020.90%3.68%
Cosili East1.89%908957-5.12%-1.00%
Cosili West2.77%1,3361,17513.70%2.48%
Dangdangla4.46%2,1491,62332.41%5.49%
Lingtan1.78%859862-0.35%-0.07%
Lipcan4.10%1,9751,67617.84%3.17%
Lubong1.45%6996901.30%0.25%
Macarcarmay1.38%667695-4.03%-0.78%
Macray1.56%749755-0.79%-0.15%
Malita0.83%4013737.51%1.39%
Maoay1.54%7427360.82%0.15%
Palao3.52%1,6971,6761.25%0.24%
Patucannay3.01%1,4501,4112.76%0.52%
Sagap1.79%86377511.35%2.07%
San Antonio1.82%878913-3.83%-0.74%
Santa Rosa4.15%1,9971,78411.94%2.17%
Sao‑atan2.24%1,07797610.35%1.89%
Sappaac2.74%1,3181,2386.46%1.20%
Tablac3.20%1,5411,4089.45%1.73%
Zone 1 Poblacion4.59%2,2122,0179.67%1.77%
Zone 2 Poblacion2.86%1,3761,3253.85%0.72%
Zone 3 Poblacion4.00%1,9271,62218.80%3.34%
Zone 4 Poblacion2.23%1,0731,0403.17%0.60%
Zone 5 Poblacion5.33%2,5662,27712.69%2.30%
Zone 6 Poblacion3.91%1,8841,7895.31%0.99%
Zone 7 Poblacion5.83%2,8092,7213.23%0.61%
Bangued Total48,16343,9369.62%1.76%
Historical population

The population of Bangued grew from 19,368 in 1960 to 48,163 in 2015, an increase of 28,795 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.76%, or an increase of 4,227 people, from the previous population of 43,936 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1519,368
1970 May 624,5872.36%
1975 May 125,5970.81%
1980 May 128,6662.29%
1990 May 134,1841.78%
1995 Sep 135,4500.68%
2000 May 138,9652.05%
2007 Aug 146,1792.37%
2010 May 143,936-1.80%
2015 Aug 148,1631.76%
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The town center of Bangued is situated at approximately 17° 36' North, 120° 37' East, which has an elevation estimated at 50.8 meters or 166.7 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Bangued are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Laoag, Tabuk, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Pidigan, Tayum, Peñarrubia, Langiden, Danglas, and La Paz. Its distance from the national capital is 334.88 kilometers (208.08 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Pidigan, Abra, 4.20 kilometers (2.61 miles) to the Southwest (S46°W)
  • Tayum, Abra, 4.54 kilometers (2.82 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N61°E)
  • Peñarrubia, Abra, 5.10 kilometers (3.17 miles) to the Southeast (S45°E)
  • Langiden, Abra, 6.14 kilometers (3.81 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S69°W)
  • Danglas, Abra, 10.66 kilometers (6.62 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N24°E)
  • La Paz, Abra, 11.36 kilometers (7.06 miles) to the Northeast (N39°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 334.88 kilometers (208.08 miles) to the South (S7°E)

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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