La Paz
Province of Abra

Summary data
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 per km2
(778 per sq. mi)
Coordinates17° 41' North, 120° 41' East
(17.6763 ° N, 120.6853 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
92.0 meters
(301.9 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 15,437 representing 6.40% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.90% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 300 inhabitants per square kilometer or 778 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

La Paz has 12 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 156,808
1970 May 68,5272.23%
1975 May 18,5290.00%
1980 May 19,2051.54%
1990 May 111,2402.02%
1995 Sep 111,7560.84%
2000 May 112,9222.05%
2007 Aug 114,6581.75%
2010 May 114,8820.55%
2015 Aug 115,4370.70%
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The town center of La Paz is situated at approximately 17° 41' North, 120° 41' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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