Bakun
Province of Benguet

Summary data
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 per km2
(139 per sq. mi)
Coordinates16° 47' North, 120° 40' East
(16.7909 ° N, 120.6638 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
1,142.1 meters
(3,746.0 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 15,357 representing 3.46% of the total population of Benguet province, or 0.89% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 54 inhabitants per square kilometer or 139 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Bakun has 7 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 154,927
1970 May 66,5842.88%
1975 May 17,9323.81%
1980 May 18,8782.28%
1990 May 110,8172.00%
1995 Sep 112,8363.26%
2000 May 112,213-1.06%
2007 Aug 112,137-0.09%
2010 May 113,5874.19%
2015 Aug 115,3572.36%
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The town center of Bakun is situated at approximately 16° 47' North, 120° 40' East, which has an elevation 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.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

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