Atok, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count8
Postal code2612
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)214.99 km2 (83.01 sq mi)
Population (2015)19,668
Density (2015)91 / km2 (237 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 38' North, 120° 46' East (16.6286, 120.7676)
Estimated elevation above sea level2,294.5 meters (7,525.8 feet)

Atok is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet.

The municipality has a land area of 214.99 square kilometers or 83.01 square miles which constitutes 7.76% of Benguet's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 19,668. This represented 4.43% of the total population of Benguet province, or 1.14% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 91 inhabitants per square kilometer or 237 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Atok has 8 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)
Abiang8.93%1,7571,766-0.51%-0.10%
Caliking17.30%3,4023,1557.83%1.45%
Cattubo12.62%2,4822,674-7.18%-1.41%
Naguey8.76%1,7231,7230.00%0.00%
Paoay22.35%4,3954,1815.12%0.95%
Pasdong6.07%1,1931,07810.67%1.95%
Poblacion10.56%2,0772,0451.56%0.30%
Topdac13.42%2,6392,6200.73%0.14%
Atok Total19,66819,2422.21%0.42%

Historical population

The population of Atok grew from 8,353 in 1960 to 19,668 in 2015, an increase of 11,315 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.42%, or an increase of 426 people, from the previous population of 19,242 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,353
10,2151.99%
11,5892.56%
14,4664.53%
13,853-0.43%
14,8621.33%
16,6572.47%
19,2532.02%
19,242-0.02%
19,6680.42%

Location

The municipal center of Atok is situated at approximately 16° 38' North, 120° 46' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 2,294.5 meters or 7,525.8 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 Atok are Baguio, San Fernando, Candon, Urdaneta, Dagupan, and Santiago. The nearest municipalities are Kabayan, Kibungan, Bokod, Tinoc, Kapangan, and Buguias. Its distance from the national capital is 226.66 kilometers (140.84 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Kabayan, Benguet, 7.54 kilometers (4.68 miles) to the East (S85°E)
  • Kibungan, Benguet, 14.06 kilometers (8.74 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N58°W)
  • Bokod, Benguet, 16.53 kilometers (10.27 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S23°E)
  • Tinoc, Ifugao, 18.73 kilometers (11.64 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N74°E)
  • Kapangan, Benguet, 19.05 kilometers (11.84 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S72°W)
  • Buguias, Benguet, 20.10 kilometers (12.49 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N16°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 226.66 kilometers (140.84 miles) to the South (S6°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 19,668, ranked 1,275 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 83.01 square kilometers, ranked 510 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 91 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,368 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.42%, ranked 1,424 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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