Bucay
Province of Abra

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count21
Postal code2805
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)107.17 km2
(41.38 sq. mi)
Population (2015)17,115
Density (2015)160 per km2
(414 per sq. mi)
Coordinates17° 32' North, 120° 43' East
(17.5388 ° N, 120.7167 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
95.9 meters
(314.5 feet)
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Bucay is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 107.17 square kilometers or 41.38 square miles which constitutes 2.57% of Abra's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 17,115 representing 7.10% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.99% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 160 inhabitants per square kilometer or 414 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Bucay has 21 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Abang4.39%752820-8.29%-1.63%
Bangbangcag6.32%1,0821,088-0.55%-0.11%
Bangcagan3.73%6396163.73%0.70%
Banglolao3.33%570598-4.68%-0.91%
Bugbog4.34%7426986.30%1.17%
Calao4.60%7887219.29%1.71%
Dugong8.88%1,5201,532-0.78%-0.15%
Labon3.91%6696325.85%1.09%
Layugan5.36%9171,002-8.48%-1.67%
Madalipay2.32%3973697.59%1.40%
North Poblacion5.74%9831,123-12.47%-2.50%
Pagala6.69%1,1451,262-9.27%-1.84%
Pakiling4.73%80970814.27%2.57%
Palaquio6.09%1,0429944.83%0.90%
Patoc4.43%759787-3.56%-0.69%
Quimloong2.95%505526-3.99%-0.77%
Salnec2.20%3763701.62%0.31%
San Miguel4.28%73365312.25%2.22%
Siblong5.68%9729720.00%0.00%
South Poblacion3.46%5925792.25%0.42%
Tabiog6.56%1,1231,0764.37%0.82%
Bucay Total17,11517,126-0.06%-0.01%
Historical population

The population of Bucay grew from 7,473 in 1960 to 17,115 in 2015, an increase of 9,642 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.01%, or a decrease of 11 people, from the previous population of 17,126 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 157,473
1970 May 69,9372.83%
1975 May 111,3372.68%
1980 May 112,3751.77%
1990 May 113,3460.76%
1995 Sep 114,4991.56%
2000 May 114,8810.56%
2007 Aug 116,2661.23%
2010 May 117,1261.89%
2015 Aug 117,115-0.01%
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The town center of Bucay is situated at approximately 17° 32' North, 120° 43' East, which has an elevation estimated at 95.9 meters or 314.5 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 Bucay are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Laoag, Tabuk, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Peñarrubia, Lagangilang, Sallapadan, Tayum, Manabo, and Dolores. Its distance from the national capital is 327.46 kilometers (203.47 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Peñarrubia, Abra, 7.40 kilometers (4.60 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N68°W)
  • Lagangilang, Abra, 8.13 kilometers (5.05 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N13°E)
  • Sallapadan, Abra, 10.34 kilometers (6.42 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S26°E)
  • Tayum, Abra, 10.79 kilometers (6.70 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)
  • Manabo, Abra, 11.77 kilometers (7.31 miles) to the South (S6°W)
  • Dolores, Abra, 12.22 kilometers (7.59 miles) to the North (N3°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 327.46 kilometers (203.47 miles) to the South (S5°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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