Tuba
Province of Benguet

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count13
Postal code2603
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)295.97 km2
(114.27 sq. mi)
Population (2015)47,648
Density (2015)161 per km2
(417 per sq. mi)
Coordinates16° 24' North, 120° 34' East
(16.3927 ° N, 120.5622 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
1,337.1 meters
(4,385.7 feet)
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Tuba is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet.

The municipality has a land area of 295.97 square kilometers or 114.27 square miles which constitutes 10.69% of Benguet's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 47,648 representing 10.73% of the total population of Benguet province, or 2.77% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 161 inhabitants per square kilometer or 417 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Tuba has 13 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Ansagan5.01%2,3862,08314.55%2.62%
Camp 321.06%10,03310,413-3.65%-0.71%
Camp 414.98%7,1365,97319.47%3.45%
Camp One3.72%1,7731,7421.78%0.34%
Nangalisan5.11%2,4332,4280.21%0.04%
Poblacion16.18%7,7115,95829.42%5.03%
San Pascual2.41%1,1481,0806.30%1.17%
Tabaan Norte2.98%1,4221,13325.51%4.42%
Tabaan Sur2.76%1,3151,2644.03%0.76%
Tadiangan14.11%6,7215,68518.22%3.24%
Taloy Norte2.93%1,3961,3076.81%1.26%
Taloy Sur6.28%2,9902,68111.53%2.10%
Twin Peaks2.48%1,1841,1275.06%0.94%
Tuba Total47,64842,87411.13%2.03%
Historical population

The population of Tuba grew from 9,307 in 1960 to 47,648 in 2015, an increase of 38,341 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.03%, or an increase of 4,774 people, from the previous population of 42,874 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 159,307
1970 May 617,9396.63%
1975 May 125,3047.15%
1980 May 130,4493.77%
1990 May 139,6352.67%
1995 Sep 139,589-0.02%
2000 May 138,366-0.67%
2007 Aug 140,0080.58%
2010 May 142,8742.55%
2015 Aug 147,6482.03%
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The town center of Tuba is situated at approximately 16° 24' North, 120° 34' East, which has an elevation estimated at 1,337.1 meters or 4,385.7 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 Tuba are Baguio, San Fernando, Dagupan, Urdaneta, San Carlos, and Alaminos. The nearest municipalities are La Trinidad, Tublay, Pugo, Itogon, Sablan, and Tubao. Its distance from the national capital is 204.38 kilometers (127.00 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • La Trinidad, Benguet, 8.14 kilometers (5.06 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N20°E)
  • Tublay, Benguet, 11.84 kilometers (7.36 miles) to the Northeast (N39°E)
  • Pugo, La Union, 12.93 kilometers (8.03 miles) to the Southwest (S51°W)
  • Itogon, Benguet, 12.83 kilometers (7.97 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S73°E)
  • Sablan, Benguet, 13.90 kilometers (8.64 miles) to the Northwest (N35°W)
  • Tubao, La Union, 16.76 kilometers (10.42 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S72°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 204.38 kilometers (127.00 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S13°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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