Luba
Province of Abra

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count8
Postal code2813
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)148.27 km2
(57.25 sq. mi)
Population (2015)6,339
Density (2015)43 per km2
(111 per sq. mi)
Coordinates17° 19' North, 120° 42' East
(17.3181 ° N, 120.6952 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
169.0 meters
(554.2 feet)
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Luba is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 148.27 square kilometers or 57.25 square miles which constitutes 3.56% of Abra's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 6,339 representing 2.63% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.37% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 43 inhabitants per square kilometer or 111 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Luba has 8 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Ampalioc20.44%1,2961,17710.11%1.85%
Barit9.01%571572-0.17%-0.03%
Gayaman15.63%9911,020-2.84%-0.55%
Lul‑luno6.07%3853791.58%0.30%
Luzong14.66%9299200.98%0.19%
Nagbukel‑Tuquipa7.81%495534-7.30%-1.43%
Poblacion17.38%1,1021,128-2.30%-0.44%
Sabnangan8.99%570661-13.77%-2.78%
Luba Total6,3396,391-0.81%-0.16%
Historical population

The population of Luba grew from 3,710 in 1960 to 6,339 in 2015, an increase of 2,629 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.16%, or a decrease of 52 people, from the previous population of 6,391 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 153,710
1970 May 65,6664.23%
1975 May 14,712-3.63%
1980 May 14,9110.83%
1990 May 15,5631.25%
1995 Sep 15,559-0.01%
2000 May 16,2032.38%
2007 Aug 16,3630.35%
2010 May 16,3910.16%
2015 Aug 16,339-0.16%
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The town center of Luba is situated at approximately 17° 19' North, 120° 42' East, which has an elevation estimated at 169.0 meters or 554.2 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 Luba are Candon, Vigan, Batac, Tabuk, San Fernando, and Laoag. The nearest municipalities are Tubo, Manabo, Boliney, Villaviciosa, Pilar, and San Emilio. Its distance from the national capital is 303.36 kilometers (188.50 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Tubo, Abra, 7.52 kilometers (4.68 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S25°E)
  • Manabo, Abra, 12.77 kilometers (7.93 miles) to the North (N5°E)
  • Boliney, Abra, 14.86 kilometers (9.23 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N63°E)
  • Villaviciosa, Abra, 15.20 kilometers (9.44 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N29°W)
  • Pilar, Abra, 15.23 kilometers (9.46 miles) to the Northwest (N44°W)
  • San Emilio, Ilocos Sur, 15.18 kilometers (9.43 miles) to the Southwest (S54°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 303.36 kilometers (188.50 miles) to the South (S6°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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