Tayum
Province of Abra

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count11
Postal code2803
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)61.14 km2
(23.61 sq. mi)
Population (2015)14,467
Density (2015)237 per km2
(613 per sq. mi)
Coordinates17° 37' North, 120° 39' East
(17.6165 ° N, 120.6553 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
64.0 meters
(209.9 feet)
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Tayum is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 61.14 square kilometers or 23.61 square miles which constitutes 1.47% of Abra's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 14,467 representing 6.00% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.84% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 237 inhabitants per square kilometer or 613 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Tayum has 11 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Bagalay6.82%9879375.34%0.99%
Basbasa6.17%8928495.06%0.95%
Budac8.76%1,2681,286-1.40%-0.27%
Bumagcat5.28%764794-3.78%-0.73%
Cabaroan8.73%1,2631,2510.96%0.18%
Deet6.42%9299121.86%0.35%
Gaddani10.06%1,4551,3259.81%1.80%
Patucannay10.51%1,5211,31715.49%2.78%
Pias8.33%1,2051,1653.43%0.64%
Poblacion18.47%2,6722,6451.02%0.19%
Velasco10.44%1,5111,4593.56%0.67%
Tayum Total14,46713,9403.78%0.71%
Historical population

The population of Tayum grew from 7,025 in 1960 to 14,467 in 2015, an increase of 7,442 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.71%, or an increase of 527 people, from the previous population of 13,940 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 157,025
1970 May 68,2111.54%
1975 May 19,1262.14%
1980 May 19,6211.06%
1990 May 111,0451.39%
1995 Sep 112,3462.11%
2000 May 112,5390.33%
2007 Aug 113,3600.88%
2010 May 113,9401.56%
2015 Aug 114,4670.71%
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The town center of Tayum is situated at approximately 17° 37' North, 120° 39' East, which has an elevation estimated at 64.0 meters or 209.9 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 Tayum are Vigan, Batac, Candon, Laoag, Tabuk, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Bangued, Peñarrubia, Dolores, La Paz, Danglas, and Lagangilang. Its distance from the national capital is 336.64 kilometers (209.18 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Bangued, Abra, 4.54 kilometers (2.82 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S61°W)
  • Peñarrubia, Abra, 5.80 kilometers (3.60 miles) to the South (S3°W)
  • Dolores, Abra, 6.86 kilometers (4.26 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N58°E)
  • La Paz, Abra, 7.34 kilometers (4.56 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N26°E)
  • Danglas, Abra, 7.50 kilometers (4.66 miles) to the North (N4°E)
  • Lagangilang, Abra, 8.42 kilometers (5.23 miles) to the East (S85°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 336.64 kilometers (209.18 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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