Dolores, Province of Abra

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count15
Postal code2801
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)47.45 km2 (18.32 sq mi)
Population (2015)11,315
Density (2015)238 / km2 (618 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 39' North, 120° 43' East (17.6490, 120.7103)
Estimated elevation above sea level77.3 meters (253.4 feet)

Dolores is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 47.45 square kilometers or 18.32 square miles which constitutes 1.14% of Abra's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 11,315. This represented 4.69% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.66% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 238 inhabitants per square kilometer or 618 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dolores has 15 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Bayaan4.22%4784379.38%1.72%
Cabaroan4.22%478561-14.80%-3.00%
Calumbaya4.05%4584345.53%1.03%
Cardona4.89%55346319.44%3.44%
Isit6.69%7577264.27%0.80%
Kimmalaba7.90%8948890.56%0.11%
Libtec5.88%6656384.23%0.79%
Lub‑lubba2.77%3132956.10%1.13%
Mudiit12.95%1,4651,4391.81%0.34%
Namit‑ingan4.08%462617-25.12%-5.36%
Pacac5.67%6426056.12%1.14%
Poblacion19.31%2,1852,257-3.19%-0.62%
Salucag3.51%397551-27.95%-6.05%
Talogtog10.38%1,1751,1621.12%0.21%
Taping3.47%393425-7.53%-1.48%
Dolores Total11,31511,499-1.60%-0.31%

Historical population

The population of Dolores grew from 5,065 in 1960 to 11,315 in 2015, an increase of 6,250 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.31%, or a decrease of 184 people, from the previous population of 11,499 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,065
6,7512.85%
6,7670.05%
7,6152.39%
8,5771.20%
9,5602.05%
9,9490.86%
10,7871.12%
11,4992.35%
11,315-0.31%

Location

The municipal center of Dolores is situated at approximately 17° 39' North, 120° 43' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 77.3 meters or 253.4 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 Dolores are Vigan, Batac, Candon, Laoag, Tabuk, and Tuguegarao. The nearest municipalities are La Paz, San Juan, Lagangilang, Danglas, Tayum, and Lagayan. Its distance from the national capital is 339.67 kilometers (211.06 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • La Paz, Abra, 4.02 kilometers (2.50 miles) to the Northwest (N41°W)
  • San Juan, Abra, 4.45 kilometers (2.76 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Lagangilang, Abra, 4.99 kilometers (3.10 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S31°E)
  • Danglas, Abra, 6.63 kilometers (4.12 miles) to the Northwest (N54°W)
  • Tayum, Abra, 6.86 kilometers (4.26 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S58°W)
  • Lagayan, Abra, 7.95 kilometers (4.94 miles) to the North (N3°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 339.67 kilometers (211.06 miles) to the South (S5°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 11,315, ranked 1,502 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 18.32 square kilometers, ranked 1,414 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 238 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 857 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.31%, ranked 1,578 out of 1,634

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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