Peñarrubia
Province of Abra

Summary data
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 per km2
(449 per sq. mi)
Coordinates17° 34' North, 120° 39' East
(17.5642 ° N, 120.6522 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
95.2 meters
(312.1 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 6,640 representing 2.75% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.39% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 173 inhabitants per square kilometer or 449 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Peñarrubia has 9 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 153,117
1970 May 63,9552.36%
1975 May 13,737-1.13%
1980 May 14,0961.85%
1990 May 14,8931.79%
1995 Sep 15,0480.59%
2000 May 15,5151.92%
2007 Aug 16,4432.17%
2010 May 16,5440.57%
2015 Aug 16,6400.28%
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The town center of Peñarrubia is situated at approximately 17° 34' North, 120° 39' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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