Lagayan
Province of Abra

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count5
Postal code2824
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)215.97 km2
(83.39 sq. mi)
Population (2015)4,499
Density (2015)21 per km2
(54 per sq. mi)
Coordinates17° 43' North, 120° 42' East
(17.7207 ° N, 120.7058 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
110.2 meters
(361.6 feet)
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Lagayan is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 215.97 square kilometers or 83.39 square miles which constitutes 5.19% of Abra's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 4,499 representing 1.87% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.26% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 21 inhabitants per square kilometer or 54 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Lagayan has 5 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Ba‑i18.65%839851-1.41%-0.27%
Collago23.65%1,0641,0491.43%0.27%
Pang‑ot7.38%332366-9.29%-1.84%
Poblacion28.41%1,2781,2363.40%0.64%
Pulot21.92%9869751.13%0.21%
Lagayan Total4,4994,4770.49%0.09%
Historical population

The population of Lagayan grew from 2,750 in 1960 to 4,499 in 2015, an increase of 1,749 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.09%, or an increase of 22 people, from the previous population of 4,477 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 152,750
1970 May 63,1821.44%
1975 May 13,3721.17%
1980 May 13,8272.56%
1990 May 13,771-0.15%
1995 Sep 13,412-1.86%
2000 May 13,8942.87%
2007 Aug 14,1340.83%
2010 May 14,4772.94%
2015 Aug 14,4990.09%
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The town center of Lagayan is situated at approximately 17° 43' North, 120° 42' East, which has an elevation estimated at 110.2 meters or 361.6 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 Lagayan are Vigan, Batac, Laoag, Candon, Tabuk, and Tuguegarao. The nearest municipalities are San Juan, La Paz, Danglas, Dolores, Lagangilang, and Tayum. Its distance from the national capital is 347.62 kilometers (216.00 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • San Juan, Abra, 4.98 kilometers (3.09 miles) to the Southeast (S34°E)
  • La Paz, Abra, 5.37 kilometers (3.34 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S24°W)
  • Danglas, Abra, 6.35 kilometers (3.95 miles) to the Southwest (S50°W)
  • Dolores, Abra, 7.95 kilometers (4.94 miles) to the South (S3°E)
  • Lagangilang, Abra, 12.59 kilometers (7.82 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)
  • Tayum, Abra, 12.72 kilometers (7.90 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S25°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 347.62 kilometers (216.00 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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