Mankayan
Province of Benguet

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count12
Postal code2608
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)130.48 km2
(50.38 sq. mi)
Population (2015)35,953
Density (2015)276 per km2
(714 per sq. mi)
Coordinates16° 51' North, 120° 48' East
(16.8569 ° N, 120.7938 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
1,320.0 meters
(4,329.5 feet)
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Mankayan is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet.

The municipality has a land area of 130.48 square kilometers or 50.38 square miles which constitutes 4.71% of Benguet's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 35,953 representing 8.09% of the total population of Benguet province, or 2.09% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 276 inhabitants per square kilometer or 714 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Mankayan has 12 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Balili18.18%6,5376,2364.83%0.90%
Bedbed2.94%1,05886422.45%3.93%
Bulalacao8.91%3,2053,349-4.30%-0.83%
Cabiten5.92%2,1291,85414.83%2.67%
Colalo3.53%1,2681,2322.92%0.55%
Guinaoang6.26%2,2491,85521.24%3.74%
Paco15.98%5,7446,035-4.82%-0.94%
Palasaan6.56%2,3582,3480.43%0.08%
Poblacion7.15%2,5723,084-16.60%-3.40%
Sapid8.95%3,2183,271-1.62%-0.31%
Tabio10.72%3,8553,7921.66%0.31%
Taneg4.90%1,7601,6665.64%1.05%
Mankayan Total35,95335,5861.03%0.20%
Historical population

The population of Mankayan grew from 13,812 in 1960 to 35,953 in 2015, an increase of 22,141 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.20%, or an increase of 367 people, from the previous population of 35,586 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1513,812
1970 May 621,7804.56%
1975 May 124,1232.07%
1980 May 125,6841.26%
1990 May 132,8892.50%
1995 Sep 134,6991.01%
2000 May 134,502-0.12%
2007 Aug 134,5630.02%
2010 May 135,5861.07%
2015 Aug 135,9530.20%
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The town center of Mankayan is situated at approximately 16° 51' North, 120° 48' East, which has an elevation estimated at 1,320.0 meters or 4,329.5 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 Mankayan are Candon, Baguio, San Fernando, Santiago, Vigan, and Tabuk. The nearest municipalities are Buguias, Tadian, Cervantes, Bakun, Bauko, and Sabangan. Its distance from the national capital is 251.57 kilometers (156.32 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Candon, Ilocos Sur, 52.11 kilometers (32.38 miles) to the Northwest (N45°W)
  • Baguio, 53.68 kilometers (33.36 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S23°W)
  • San Fernando, La Union, 57.60 kilometers (35.79 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S62°W)
  • Santiago, Isabela, 82.21 kilometers (51.08 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S77°E)
  • Vigan, Ilocos Sur, 90.30 kilometers (56.11 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N28°W)
  • Tabuk, Kalinga, 92.64 kilometers (57.57 miles) to the Northeast (N48°E)

Distance from Manila: 251.57 kilometers (156.32 miles) to the South (S5°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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