La Paz, Province of Abra

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count12
Postal code2826
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)51.41 km2 (19.85 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,437
Density (2015)300 / km2 (778 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 41' North, 120° 41' East (17.6763, 120.6853)
Estimated elevation above sea level92.0 meters (301.9 feet)

La Paz is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 51.41 square kilometers or 19.85 square miles which constitutes 1.23% of Abra's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,437. This represented 6.40% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.90% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 300 inhabitants per square kilometer or 778 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

La Paz has 12 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)
Benben3.59%5545510.54%0.10%
Bulbulala8.34%1,2881,1838.88%1.63%
Buli9.92%1,5311,4535.37%1.00%
Canan8.97%1,3841,15519.83%3.50%
Liguis6.30%9739116.81%1.26%
Malabbaga8.67%1,3381,2437.64%1.41%
Mudeng7.55%1,1651,1531.04%0.20%
Pidipid5.38%831950-12.53%-2.52%
Poblacion22.92%3,5383,687-4.04%-0.78%
San Gregorio8.90%1,3741,17816.64%2.97%
Toon6.22%9609283.45%0.65%
Udangan3.25%5014902.24%0.42%
La Paz Total15,43714,8823.73%0.70%

Historical population

The population of La Paz grew from 6,808 in 1960 to 15,437 in 2015, an increase of 8,629 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.70%, or an increase of 555 people, from the previous population of 14,882 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,808
8,5272.23%
8,5290.00%
9,2051.54%
11,2402.02%
11,7560.84%
12,9222.05%
14,6581.75%
14,8820.55%
15,4370.70%

Location

The municipal center of La Paz is situated at approximately 17° 41' North, 120° 41' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 92.0 meters or 301.9 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 La Paz are Vigan, Batac, Laoag, Candon, Tabuk, and Tuguegarao. The nearest municipalities are Danglas, Dolores, San Juan, Lagayan, Tayum, and Lagangilang. Its distance from the national capital is 342.91 kilometers (213.08 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Danglas, Abra, 2.85 kilometers (1.77 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N72°W)
  • Dolores, Abra, 4.02 kilometers (2.50 miles) to the Southeast (S41°E)
  • San Juan, Abra, 5.02 kilometers (3.12 miles) to the East (N81°E)
  • Lagayan, Abra, 5.37 kilometers (3.34 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N24°E)
  • Tayum, Abra, 7.34 kilometers (4.56 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S26°W)
  • Lagangilang, Abra, 8.97 kilometers (5.58 miles) to the Southeast (S35°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 342.91 kilometers (213.08 miles) to the South (S5°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,437, ranked 1,397 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 19.85 square kilometers, ranked 1,376 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 300 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 669 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.70%, ranked 1,299 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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