Peñarrubia, Province of Abra

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count9
Postal code2804
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)38.29 km2 (14.78 sq mi)
Population (2015)6,640
Density (2015)173 / km2 (449 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 34' North, 120° 39' East (17.5642, 120.6522)
Estimated elevation above sea level95.2 meters (312.1 feet)

Peñarrubia is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 38.29 square kilometers or 14.78 square miles which constitutes 0.92% of Abra's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 6,640. This represented 2.75% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.39% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 173 inhabitants per square kilometer or 449 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Peñarrubia has 9 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)
Dumayco18.22%1,2101,1029.80%1.80%
Lusuac14.49%9621,053-8.64%-1.71%
Malamsit9.31%618640-3.44%-0.66%
Namarabar9.46%62854814.60%2.63%
Patiao9.88%6566087.89%1.46%
Poblacion14.98%9959940.10%0.02%
Riang11.34%753810-7.04%-1.38%
Santa Rosa5.78%3843820.52%0.10%
Tattawa6.54%4344076.63%1.23%
Peñarrubia Total6,6406,5441.47%0.28%

Historical population

The population of Peñarrubia grew from 3,117 in 1960 to 6,640 in 2015, an increase of 3,523 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.28%, or an increase of 96 people, from the previous population of 6,544 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
3,117
3,9552.36%
3,737-1.13%
4,0961.85%
4,8931.79%
5,0480.59%
5,5151.92%
6,4432.17%
6,5440.57%
6,6400.28%

Location

The municipal center of Peñarrubia is situated at approximately 17° 34' North, 120° 39' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 95.2 meters or 312.1 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 Peñarrubia are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Laoag, Tabuk, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Bangued, Tayum, Pidigan, Bucay, Langiden, and Lagangilang. Its distance from the national capital is 330.92 kilometers (205.62 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Bangued, Abra, 5.10 kilometers (3.17 miles) to the Northwest (N45°W)
  • Tayum, Abra, 5.80 kilometers (3.60 miles) to the North (N3°E)
  • Pidigan, Abra, 6.71 kilometers (4.17 miles) to the West (N84°W)
  • Bucay, Abra, 7.40 kilometers (4.60 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S68°E)
  • Langiden, Abra, 9.49 kilometers (5.90 miles) to the West (N81°W)
  • Lagangilang, Abra, 10.11 kilometers (6.28 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N60°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 330.92 kilometers (205.62 miles) to the South (S6°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 6,640, ranked 1,587 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 14.78 square kilometers, ranked 1,491 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 173 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,076 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.28%, ranked 1,484 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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