Luna, Province of Apayao

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceApayao
Barangay count22
Postal code3813
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)606.04 km2 (233.99 sq mi)
Population (2015)19,063
Density (2015)31 / km2 (81 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 20' North, 121° 22' East (18.3312, 121.3729)
Estimated elevation above sea level23.0 meters (75.3 feet)

Luna is a municipality in the landlocked province of Apayao.

The municipality has a land area of 606.04 square kilometers or 233.99 square miles which constitutes 13.73% of Apayao's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 19,063. This represented 15.99% of the total population of Apayao province, or 1.11% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 31 inhabitants per square kilometer or 81 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Luna has 22 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)
Bacsay4.03%769850-9.53%-1.89%
Cagandungan3.39%6476184.69%0.88%
Calabigan1.93%368532-30.83%-6.78%
Cangisitan3.74%7136834.39%0.82%
Capagaypayan2.75%52446811.97%2.18%
Dagupan11.51%2,1942,0387.65%1.41%
Lappa3.81%7276679.00%1.65%
Luyon2.01%3833509.43%1.73%
Marag3.05%5815574.31%0.81%
Poblacion6.20%1,1811,1076.68%1.24%
Quirino7.10%1,3531,22810.18%1.86%
Salvacion1.95%372395-5.82%-1.14%
San Francisco4.62%8808404.76%0.89%
San Gregorio2.87%5485293.59%0.67%
San Isidro Norte3.98%7597501.20%0.23%
San Isidro Sur8.10%1,5451,32616.52%2.95%
San Sebastian2.32%44235524.51%4.26%
Santa Lina6.12%1,1661,02613.65%2.47%
Shalom3.42%652666-2.10%-0.40%
Tumog7.84%1,4951,28516.34%2.92%
Turod5.73%1,0921,0642.63%0.50%
Zumigui3.53%672695-3.31%-0.64%
Luna Total19,06318,0295.74%1.07%

Historical population

The population of Luna grew from 8,430 in 1960 to 19,063 in 2015, an increase of 10,633 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.07%, or an increase of 1,034 people, from the previous population of 18,029 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,430
9,9801.66%
11,3012.53%
13,6683.88%
10,550-2.56%
12,1262.64%
14,1543.37%
16,4312.08%
18,0293.44%
19,0631.07%

Location

The municipal center of Luna is situated at approximately 18° 20' North, 121° 22' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 23.0 meters or 75.3 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 Luna are Laoag, Tuguegarao, Batac, Tabuk, Vigan, and Ilagan. The nearest municipalities are Santa Marcela, Pudtol, Flora, Pamplona, Abulug, and Ballesteros. Its distance from the national capital is 416.07 kilometers (258.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 416.07 kilometers (258.53 miles) to the South (S6°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 19,063, ranked 1,292 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 233.99 square kilometers, ranked 93 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 31 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,588 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.07%, ranked 1,017 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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