Kapangan
Province of Benguet

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count15
Postal code2613
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)164.39 km2
(63.47 sq. mi)
Population (2015)19,361
Density (2015)118 per km2
(305 per sq. mi)
Coordinates16° 35' North, 120° 36' East
(16.5751 ° N, 120.5979 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
939.6 meters
(3,082.0 feet)
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Kapangan is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet.

The municipality has a land area of 164.39 square kilometers or 63.47 square miles which constitutes 5.94% of Benguet's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 19,361 representing 4.36% of the total population of Benguet province, or 1.12% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 118 inhabitants per square kilometer or 305 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Kapangan has 15 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Balakbak6.83%1,3221,372-3.64%-0.70%
Beleng‑Belis5.03%974984-1.02%-0.19%
Boklaoan2.47%478644-25.78%-5.52%
Cayapes4.22%817962-15.07%-3.06%
Cuba5.20%1,0069951.11%0.21%
Datakan9.16%1,7741,6994.41%0.83%
Gadang7.81%1,5131,534-1.37%-0.26%
Gasweling4.69%9081,129-19.57%-4.06%
Labueg8.33%1,6131,5722.61%0.49%
Paykek6.61%1,2791,550-17.48%-3.59%
Poblacion Central8.53%1,6521,841-10.27%-2.04%
Pongayan4.06%786945-16.83%-3.45%
Pudong7.13%1,3801,3730.51%0.10%
Sagubo9.93%1,9231,69713.32%2.41%
Taba‑ao10.00%1,9361,7878.34%1.54%
Kapangan Total19,36120,084-3.60%-0.70%
Historical population

The population of Kapangan grew from 10,707 in 1960 to 19,361 in 2015, an increase of 8,654 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.70%, or a decrease of 723 people, from the previous population of 20,084 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1510,707
1970 May 612,2211.30%
1975 May 112,7930.92%
1980 May 113,3810.90%
1990 May 115,5371.51%
1995 Sep 115,326-0.26%
2000 May 118,1373.68%
2007 Aug 118,2210.06%
2010 May 120,0843.61%
2015 Aug 119,361-0.70%
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The town center of Kapangan is situated at approximately 16° 35' North, 120° 36' East, which has an elevation estimated at 939.6 meters or 3,082.0 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 Kapangan are Baguio, San Fernando, Dagupan, Urdaneta, Candon, and San Carlos. The nearest municipalities are Tublay, La Trinidad, Kibungan, Sablan, Bagulin, and Burgos. Its distance from the national capital is 223.38 kilometers (138.80 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 223.38 kilometers (138.80 miles) to the South (S11°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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