Mankayan, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (714 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 51' North, 120° 48' East (16.8569, 120.7938)
Estimated elevation above sea level1,320.0 meters (4,329.5 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 35,953. This represented 8.09% of the total population of Benguet province, or 2.09% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 276 inhabitants per square kilometer or 714 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Mankayan has 12 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)
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,812
21,7804.56%
24,1232.07%
25,6841.26%
32,8892.50%
34,6991.01%
34,502-0.12%
34,5630.02%
35,5861.07%
35,9530.20%

Location

The municipal center of Mankayan is situated at approximately 16° 51' North, 120° 48' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 35,953, ranked 780 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 50.38 square kilometers, ranked 844 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 276 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 746 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.20%, ranked 1,504 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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