San Quintin
Province of Abra

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Barangay count6
Postal code2808
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)66.59 km2
(25.71 sq. mi)
Population (2015)5,438
Density (2015)82 per km2
(212 per sq. mi)
Coordinates17° 33' North, 120° 31' East
(17.5427 ° N, 120.5203 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
33.0 meters
(108.2 feet)
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San Quintin is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 66.59 square kilometers or 25.71 square miles which constitutes 1.60% of Abra's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 5,438 representing 2.25% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.32% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 82 inhabitants per square kilometer or 212 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

San Quintin has 6 barangays as shown in the following table.



Growth Rate
Villa Mercedes18.50%1,0069832.34%0.44%
San Quintin Total5,4385,2333.92%0.73%
Historical population

The population of San Quintin grew from 2,495 in 1960 to 5,438 in 2015, an increase of 2,943 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.73%, or an increase of 205 people, from the previous population of 5,233 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 152,495
1970 May 63,2592.65%
1975 May 13,3740.70%
1980 May 13,5741.16%
1990 May 14,2931.85%
1995 Sep 14,9992.89%
2000 May 15,1300.56%
2007 Aug 15,3410.56%
2010 May 15,233-0.74%
2015 Aug 15,4380.73%

The town center of San Quintin is situated at approximately 17° 33' North, 120° 31' East, which has an elevation estimated at 33.0 meters or 108.2 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 San Quintin are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Laoag, Tabuk, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Langiden, Pidigan, Nagbukel, Santa, Bangued, and San Isidro. Its distance from the national capital is 330.36 kilometers (205.27 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Langiden, Abra, 5.97 kilometers (3.71 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Pidigan, Abra, 7.94 kilometers (4.93 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N67°E)
  • Nagbukel, Ilocos Sur, 10.65 kilometers (6.62 miles) to the South (S3°E)
  • Santa, Ilocos Sur, 11.07 kilometers (6.88 miles) to the Southwest (S55°W)
  • Bangued, Abra, 11.95 kilometers (7.43 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N60°E)
  • San Isidro, Abra, 12.15 kilometers (7.55 miles) to the Southeast (S45°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 330.36 kilometers (205.27 miles) to the South (S9°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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