Province of Abra

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Barangay count11
Postal code2810
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)110.95 km2
(42.84 sq. mi)
Population (2015)10,761
Density (2015)97 per km2
(251 per sq. mi)
Coordinates17° 26' North, 120° 42' East
(17.4331 ° N, 120.7048 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
124.3 meters
(407.8 feet)
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Manabo is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 110.95 square kilometers or 42.84 square miles which constitutes 2.66% of Abra's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 10,761 representing 4.46% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.62% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 97 inhabitants per square kilometer or 251 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Manabo has 11 barangays as shown in the following table.



Growth Rate
Catacdegan Nuevo5.24%564600-6.00%-1.17%
Catacdegan Viejo3.57%384473-18.82%-3.89%
San Jose Norte5.17%556604-7.95%-1.56%
San Jose Sur4.99%5375350.37%0.07%
San Juan Norte5.58%601632-4.91%-0.95%
San Juan Sur6.43%692724-4.42%-0.86%
San Ramon East23.35%2,5132,18515.01%2.70%
San Ramon West16.86%1,8141,960-7.45%-1.46%
Santo Tomas4.09%440445-1.12%-0.21%
Manabo Total10,76110,7560.05%0.01%
Historical population

The population of Manabo grew from 4,111 in 1960 to 10,761 in 2015, an increase of 6,650 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.01%, or an increase of 5 people, from the previous population of 10,756 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 154,111
1970 May 66,0093.78%
1975 May 15,384-2.18%
1980 May 16,5904.12%
1990 May 17,7971.70%
1995 Sep 18,6331.93%
2000 May 19,6432.40%
2007 Aug 110,5381.23%
2010 May 110,7560.75%
2015 Aug 110,7610.01%

The town center of Manabo is situated at approximately 17° 26' North, 120° 42' East, which has an elevation estimated at 124.3 meters or 407.8 feet above mean sea level.


Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Manabo are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Tabuk, Laoag, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Sallapadan, Villaviciosa, Bucay, San Isidro, Pilar, and Luba. Its distance from the national capital is 315.92 kilometers (196.31 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Sallapadan, Abra, 6.34 kilometers (3.94 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N67°E)
  • Villaviciosa, Abra, 8.46 kilometers (5.26 miles) to the West (N86°W)
  • Bucay, Abra, 11.77 kilometers (7.31 miles) to the North (N6°E)
  • San Isidro, Abra, 11.53 kilometers (7.16 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N72°W)
  • Pilar, Abra, 11.76 kilometers (7.31 miles) to the West (S81°W)
  • Luba, Abra, 12.77 kilometers (7.93 miles) to the South (S5°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 315.92 kilometers (196.31 miles) to the South (S5°E)


  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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