Buguias, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count14
Postal code2607
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)175.88 km2 (67.91 sq mi)
Population (2015)43,627
Density (2015)248 / km2 (642 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 48' North, 120° 49' East (16.8028, 120.8211)
Estimated elevation above sea level1,807.3 meters (5,927.9 feet)

Buguias is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet.

The municipality has a land area of 175.88 square kilometers or 67.91 square miles which constitutes 6.35% of Benguet's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 43,627. This represented 9.82% of the total population of Benguet province, or 2.53% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 248 inhabitants per square kilometer or 642 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Buguias has 14 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)
Abatan7.74%3,3752,78021.40%3.76%
Amgaleyguey7.98%3,4803,538-1.64%-0.31%
Amlimay5.06%2,2062,1970.41%0.08%
Baculongan Norte6.37%2,7782,15728.79%4.94%
Baculongan Sur8.15%3,5563,16912.21%2.22%
Bangao10.84%4,7304,26910.80%1.97%
Buyacaoan7.62%3,3263,1605.25%0.98%
Calamagan1.87%81673910.42%1.91%
Catlubong7.16%3,1252,75813.31%2.41%
Lengaoan4.70%2,0491,48837.70%6.28%
Loo12.06%5,2624,38819.92%3.52%
Natubleng6.12%2,6702,5136.25%1.16%
Poblacion8.04%3,5073,4721.01%0.19%
Sebang6.30%2,7472,6433.93%0.74%
Buguias Total43,62739,27111.09%2.02%

Historical population

The population of Buguias grew from 8,658 in 1960 to 43,627 in 2015, an increase of 34,969 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.02%, or an increase of 4,356 people, from the previous population of 39,271 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,658
12,4023.58%
15,1424.09%
17,5092.95%
25,2363.72%
28,0341.99%
33,1773.68%
34,5070.54%
39,2714.82%
43,6272.02%

Location

The municipal center of Buguias is situated at approximately 16° 48' North, 120° 49' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 1,807.3 meters or 5,927.9 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 Buguias are Baguio, Candon, San Fernando, Santiago, Urdaneta, and Tabuk. The nearest municipalities are Mankayan, Bakun, Tinoc, Kabayan, Atok, and Hungduan. Its distance from the national capital is 245.38 kilometers (152.47 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Mankayan, Benguet, 6.66 kilometers (4.14 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)
  • Bakun, Benguet, 16.82 kilometers (10.45 miles) to the West (S86°W)
  • Tinoc, Ifugao, 18.64 kilometers (11.58 miles) to the Southeast (S41°E)
  • Kabayan, Benguet, 20.00 kilometers (12.43 miles) to the South (S5°E)
  • Atok, Benguet, 20.10 kilometers (12.49 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S16°W)
  • Hungduan, Ifugao, 19.71 kilometers (12.25 miles) to the East (N79°E)

Nearest cities

  • Baguio, 49.61 kilometers (30.83 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S29°W)
  • Candon, Ilocos Sur, 58.44 kilometers (36.31 miles) to the Northwest (N43°W)
  • San Fernando, La Union, 57.78 kilometers (35.90 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S69°W)
  • Santiago, Isabela, 78.19 kilometers (48.59 miles) to the East (S81°E)
  • Urdaneta, Pangasinan, 95.51 kilometers (59.35 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S16°W)
  • Tabuk, Kalinga, 94.68 kilometers (58.83 miles) to the Northeast (N44°E)

Distance from Manila: 245.38 kilometers (152.47 miles) to the South (S4°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 43,627, ranked 621 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 67.91 square kilometers, ranked 634 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 248 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 821 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.02%, ranked 367 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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