Pidigan, Province of Abra

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count15
Postal code2806
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)49.15 km2 (18.98 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,185
Density (2015)248 / km2 (642 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 34' North, 120° 35' East (17.5703, 120.5893)
Estimated elevation above sea level59.8 meters (196.0 feet)

Pidigan is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 49.15 square kilometers or 18.98 square miles which constitutes 1.18% of Abra's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,185. This represented 5.05% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.71% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 248 inhabitants per square kilometer or 642 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pidigan has 15 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)
Alinaya7.55%920996-7.63%-1.50%
Arab3.86%4704582.62%0.49%
Garreta5.33%64958211.51%2.10%
Immuli5.04%61455710.23%1.87%
Laskig4.66%56848417.36%3.09%
Monggoc9.70%1,1821,1017.36%1.36%
Naguirayan5.35%652698-6.59%-1.29%
Pamutic5.23%63756612.54%2.28%
Pangtud11.26%1,3721,07028.22%4.85%
Poblacion East13.32%1,6231,6031.25%0.24%
Poblacion West10.33%1,2591,2282.52%0.48%
San Diego4.21%51344216.06%2.88%
Sulbec5.60%6826751.04%0.20%
Suyo5.45%6646256.24%1.16%
Yuyeng3.12%380443-14.22%-2.88%
Pidigan Total12,18511,5285.70%1.06%

Historical population

The population of Pidigan grew from 5,414 in 1960 to 12,185 in 2015, an increase of 6,771 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.06%, or an increase of 657 people, from the previous population of 11,528 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,414
6,6051.96%
6,8970.87%
7,1620.76%
8,8072.09%
9,0980.61%
10,1832.45%
11,2801.42%
11,5280.79%
12,1851.06%

Location

The municipal center of Pidigan is situated at approximately 17° 34' North, 120° 35' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 59.8 meters or 196.0 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 Pidigan are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Laoag, Tabuk, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Langiden, Bangued, Peñarrubia, San Quintin, Tayum, and San Isidro. Its distance from the national capital is 332.37 kilometers (206.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Langiden, Abra, 2.80 kilometers (1.74 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N75°W)
  • Bangued, Abra, 4.20 kilometers (2.61 miles) to the Northeast (N46°E)
  • Peñarrubia, Abra, 6.71 kilometers (4.17 miles) to the East (S84°E)
  • San Quintin, Abra, 7.94 kilometers (4.93 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S67°W)
  • Tayum, Abra, 8.67 kilometers (5.39 miles) to the Northeast (N54°E)
  • San Isidro, Abra, 11.66 kilometers (7.25 miles) to the South (S6°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 332.37 kilometers (206.53 miles) to the South (S7°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,185, ranked 1,490 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 18.98 square kilometers, ranked 1,395 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 248 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 821 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.06%, ranked 1,022 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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