Bakun, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count7
Postal code2610
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)286.91 km2 (110.78 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,357
Density (2015)54 / km2 (139 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 47' North, 120° 40' East (16.7909, 120.6638)
Estimated elevation above sea level1,142.1 meters (3,746.0 feet)

Bakun is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet.

The municipality has a land area of 286.91 square kilometers or 110.78 square miles which constitutes 10.36% of Benguet's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,357. This represented 3.46% of the total population of Benguet province, or 0.89% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 54 inhabitants per square kilometer or 139 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bakun has 7 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)
Ampusongan17.09%2,6252,17820.52%3.62%
Bagu5.34%820856-4.21%-0.81%
Dalipey15.58%2,3922,16410.54%1.93%
Gambang28.44%4,3673,70517.87%3.18%
Kayapa11.34%1,7411,52714.01%2.53%
Poblacion12.33%1,8941,8343.27%0.61%
Sinacbat9.88%1,5181,32314.74%2.65%
Bakun Total15,35713,58713.03%2.36%

Historical population

The population of Bakun grew from 4,927 in 1960 to 15,357 in 2015, an increase of 10,430 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.36%, or an increase of 1,770 people, from the previous population of 13,587 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,927
6,5842.88%
7,9323.81%
8,8782.28%
10,8172.00%
12,8363.26%
12,213-1.06%
12,137-0.09%
13,5874.19%
15,3572.36%

Location

The municipal center of Bakun is situated at approximately 16° 47' North, 120° 40' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 1,142.1 meters or 3,746.0 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 Bakun are Baguio, San Fernando, Candon, Dagupan, Urdaneta, and Vigan. The nearest municipalities are Kibungan, Mankayan, Buguias, Sugpon, Alilem, and Atok. Its distance from the national capital is 245.82 kilometers (152.75 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 245.82 kilometers (152.75 miles) to the South (S8°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,357, ranked 1,399 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 110.78 square kilometers, ranked 347 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 54 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,501 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.36%, ranked 245 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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