Pidigan
Province of Abra

Summary data
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 per km2
(642 per sq. mi)
Coordinates17° 34' North, 120° 35' East
(17.5703 ° N, 120.5893 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
59.8 meters
(196.0 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 12,185 representing 5.05% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.71% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 248 inhabitants per square kilometer or 642 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Pidigan has 15 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 155,414
1970 May 66,6051.96%
1975 May 16,8970.87%
1980 May 17,1620.76%
1990 May 18,8072.09%
1995 Sep 19,0980.61%
2000 May 110,1832.45%
2007 Aug 111,2801.42%
2010 May 111,5280.79%
2015 Aug 112,1851.06%
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The town center of Pidigan is situated at approximately 17° 34' North, 120° 35' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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