La Union

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting La Union
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
CapitalSan Fernando
Total local government units
Cities1
Municipalities19
Barangays576
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Area (2007)1,497.70 km2
(578.27 sq. mi)
Population (2015)786,653
Density (2015)525 per km2
(1,360 per sq. mi)
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La Union is a province in the Philippines situated in the Ilocos Region occupying the northwestern section of Luzon. Its capital is the City of San Fernando.

The province has a land area of 1,497.70 square kilometers or 578.27 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 786,653 representing 15.65% of the total population of the Ilocos Region, 1.37% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.78% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 525 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,360 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

La Union is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Ilocos Sur, Benguet, Pangasinan, and the South China Sea, the Lingayen Gulf.

Local government units

La Union has 19 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 576.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Agoomun63,692
(8.10%)
60,5960.95%52.84 km2
(20.40 sq mi)
1,205 per km2
(3,122 per sq mi)
49
Aringaymun47,458
(6.03%)
44,9491.04%84.54 km2
(32.64 sq mi)
561 per km2
(1,454 per sq mi)
24
Bacnotanmun42,078
(5.35%)
40,3070.82%76.60 km2
(29.58 sq mi)
549 per km2
(1,423 per sq mi)
47
Bagulinmun13,456
(1.71%)
12,5901.27%107.33 km2
(41.44 sq mi)
125 per km2
(325 per sq mi)
10
Balaoanmun39,188
(4.98%)
37,9100.63%68.70 km2
(26.53 sq mi)
570 per km2
(1,477 per sq mi)
36
Bangarmun35,947
(4.57%)
34,5220.77%37.36 km2
(14.42 sq mi)
962 per km2
(2,493 per sq mi)
33
Bauangmun75,032
(9.54%)
70,7351.13%73.15 km2
(28.24 sq mi)
1,026 per km2
(2,657 per sq mi)
39
Burgosmun8,067
(1.03%)
7,8500.52%70.80 km2
(27.34 sq mi)
114 per km2
(295 per sq mi)
12
Cabamun22,039
(2.80%)
21,2440.70%46.31 km2
(17.88 sq mi)
476 per km2
(1,233 per sq mi)
17
Lunamun35,802
(4.55%)
35,3800.23%42.90 km2
(16.56 sq mi)
835 per km2
(2,162 per sq mi)
40
Naguilianmun54,221
(6.89%)
48,4072.18%104.60 km2
(40.39 sq mi)
518 per km2
(1,342 per sq mi)
37
Pugomun19,690
(2.50%)
16,5183.40%62.84 km2
(24.26 sq mi)
313 per km2
(812 per sq mi)
14
Rosariomun55,458
(7.05%)
52,6790.98%73.98 km2
(28.56 sq mi)
750 per km2
(1,942 per sq mi)
33
San Fernandocity (CC), capital, regional center121,812
(15.48%)
114,9631.11%102.72 km2
(39.66 sq mi)
1,186 per km2
(3,071 per sq mi)
59
San Gabrielmun18,172
(2.31%)
16,6281.71%129.87 km2
(50.14 sq mi)
140 per km2
(362 per sq mi)
15
San Juanmun37,188
(4.73%)
35,0981.11%57.12 km2
(22.05 sq mi)
651 per km2
(1,687 per sq mi)
41
Santo Tomasmun39,092
(4.97%)
35,9991.58%64.00 km2
(24.71 sq mi)
611 per km2
(1,582 per sq mi)
24
Santolmun12,476
(1.59%)
12,0070.73%93.70 km2
(36.18 sq mi)
133 per km2
(345 per sq mi)
11
Sudipenmun17,056
(2.17%)
16,5310.60%97.59 km2
(37.68 sq mi)
175 per km2
(453 per sq mi)
17
Tubaomun28,729
(3.65%)
26,9931.19%50.75 km2
(19.59 sq mi)
566 per km2
(1,467 per sq mi)
18
La Union Total786,653741,9061.12%1,497.70 km2
(578.27 sq mi)
525 per km2
(1,360 per sq mi)
576
Historical population

The population of La Union grew from 293,330 in 1960 to 786,653 in 2015, an increase of 493,323 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.12%, or an increase of 44,747 people, from the previous population of 741,906 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2137,847
1918 Dec 31178,4001.64%
1939 Jan 1207,7010.76%
1948 Oct 1237,3401.38%
1960 Feb 15293,3301.88%
1970 May 6373,6822.40%
1975 May 1414,6352.11%
1980 May 1452,5781.77%
1990 May 1548,7421.95%
1995 Sep 1597,4421.61%
2000 May 1657,9452.09%
2007 Aug 1720,9721.27%
2010 May 1741,9061.05%
2015 Aug 1786,6531.12%

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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