La Trinidad
Province of Benguet

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count16
Postal code2601
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)70.04 km2
(27.04 sq. mi)
Population (2015)129,133
Density (2015)1,844 per km2
(4,776 per sq. mi)
Coordinates16° 28' North, 120° 35' East
(16.4617 ° N, 120.5885 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
1,318.3 meters
(4,324.1 feet)
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La Trinidad is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 70.04 square kilometers or 27.04 square miles which constitutes 2.53% of Benguet's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 129,133 representing 29.07% of the total population of Benguet province, or 7.50% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 1,844 inhabitants per square kilometer or 4,776 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

La Trinidad has 16 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Alapang3.47%4,4774,1717.34%1.36%
Alno2.23%2,8832,04640.91%6.75%
Ambiong5.54%7,1496,42311.30%2.06%
Bahong4.02%5,1884,8287.46%1.38%
Balili14.68%18,96216,08617.88%3.18%
Beckel3.03%3,9183,45313.47%2.43%
Betag7.55%9,7476,86342.02%6.91%
Bineng1.26%1,6241,4879.21%1.69%
Cruz2.88%3,7213,5195.74%1.07%
Lubas4.77%6,1595,59110.16%1.86%
Pico18.03%23,28218,27127.43%4.72%
Poblacion10.22%13,19610,59424.56%4.27%
Puguis7.00%9,0387,16326.18%4.53%
Shilan3.74%4,8334,33011.62%2.11%
Tawang6.98%9,0147,45620.90%3.68%
Wangal4.60%5,9424,90721.09%3.71%
La Trinidad Total129,133107,18820.47%3.61%
Historical population

The population of La Trinidad grew from 12,415 in 1960 to 129,133 in 2015, an increase of 116,718 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.61%, or an increase of 21,945 people, from the previous population of 107,188 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1512,415
1970 May 618,5514.01%
1975 May 122,7324.16%
1980 May 128,7134.78%
1990 May 148,5235.39%
1995 Sep 163,0895.04%
2000 May 167,9631.61%
2007 Aug 197,8105.15%
2010 May 1107,1883.39%
2015 Aug 1129,1333.61%
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The town center of La Trinidad is situated at approximately 16° 28' North, 120° 35' East, which has an elevation estimated at 1,318.3 meters or 4,324.1 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 La Trinidad are Baguio, San Fernando, Urdaneta, Dagupan, San Carlos, and Alaminos. The nearest municipalities are Tublay, Tuba, Sablan, Kapangan, Itogon, and Burgos. Its distance from the national capital is 211.26 kilometers (131.27 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Tublay, Benguet, 4.97 kilometers (3.09 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N73°E)
  • Tuba, Benguet, 8.14 kilometers (5.06 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S20°W)
  • Sablan, Benguet, 11.38 kilometers (7.07 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N70°W)
  • Kapangan, Benguet, 12.59 kilometers (7.82 miles) to the North (N5°E)
  • Itogon, Benguet, 14.76 kilometers (9.17 miles) to the Southeast (S40°E)
  • Burgos, La Union, 16.77 kilometers (10.42 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N67°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 211.26 kilometers (131.27 miles) to the South‑Southeast (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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