Kapangan, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (305 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 35' North, 120° 36' East (16.5751, 120.5979)
Estimated elevation above sea level939.6 meters (3,082.0 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 19,361. This represented 4.36% of the total population of Benguet province, or 1.12% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 118 inhabitants per square kilometer or 305 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Kapangan has 15 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)
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,707
12,2211.30%
12,7930.92%
13,3810.90%
15,5371.51%
15,326-0.26%
18,1373.68%
18,2210.06%
20,0843.61%
19,361-0.70%

Location

The municipal center of Kapangan is situated at approximately 16° 35' North, 120° 36' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

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

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 19,361, ranked 1,281 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 63.47 square kilometers, ranked 687 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 118 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,270 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.70%, ranked 1,598 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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