Luba, Province of Abra

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (111 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 19' North, 120° 42' East (17.3181, 120.6952)
Estimated elevation above sea level169.0 meters (554.2 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 6,339. This represented 2.63% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.37% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 43 inhabitants per square kilometer or 111 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Luba has 8 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)
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
3,710
5,6664.23%
4,712-3.63%
4,9110.83%
5,5631.25%
5,559-0.01%
6,2032.38%
6,3630.35%
6,3910.16%
6,339-0.16%

Location

The municipal center of Luba is situated at approximately 17° 19' North, 120° 42' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 6,339, ranked 1,590 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 57.25 square kilometers, ranked 759 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 43 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,539 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.16%, ranked 1,570 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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