Buguias
Province of Benguet

Summary data
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 per km2
(642 per sq. mi)
Coordinates16° 48' North, 120° 49' East
(16.8028 ° N, 120.8211 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
1,807.3 meters
(5,927.9 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 43,627 representing 9.82% of the total population of Benguet province, or 2.53% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 248 inhabitants per square kilometer or 642 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Buguias has 14 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 158,658
1970 May 612,4023.58%
1975 May 115,1424.09%
1980 May 117,5092.95%
1990 May 125,2363.72%
1995 Sep 128,0341.99%
2000 May 133,1773.68%
2007 Aug 134,5070.54%
2010 May 139,2714.82%
2015 Aug 143,6272.02%
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The town center of Buguias is situated at approximately 16° 48' North, 120° 49' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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