Atok
Province of Benguet

Summary data
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 per km2
(237 per sq. mi)
Coordinates16° 38' North, 120° 46' East
(16.6286 ° N, 120.7676 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
2,294.5 meters
(7,525.8 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 19,668 representing 4.43% of the total population of Benguet province, or 1.14% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 91 inhabitants per square kilometer or 237 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Atok has 8 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 158,353
1970 May 610,2151.99%
1975 May 111,5892.56%
1980 May 114,4664.53%
1990 May 113,853-0.43%
1995 Sep 114,8621.33%
2000 May 116,6572.47%
2007 Aug 119,2532.02%
2010 May 119,242-0.02%
2015 Aug 119,6680.42%
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The town center of Atok is situated at approximately 16° 38' North, 120° 46' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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