Dolores
Province of Abra

Summary data
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 per km2
(618 per sq. mi)
Coordinates17° 39' North, 120° 43' East
(17.6490 ° N, 120.7103 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
77.3 meters
(253.4 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 11,315 representing 4.69% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.66% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 238 inhabitants per square kilometer or 618 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Dolores has 15 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 155,065
1970 May 66,7512.85%
1975 May 16,7670.05%
1980 May 17,6152.39%
1990 May 18,5771.20%
1995 Sep 19,5602.05%
2000 May 19,9490.86%
2007 Aug 110,7871.12%
2010 May 111,4992.35%
2015 Aug 111,315-0.31%
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The town center of Dolores is situated at approximately 17° 39' North, 120° 43' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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