La Union

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting La Union
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
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 / km2 (1,360 / sq mi)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 786,653. This represented 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 these 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.

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Local government units

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

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Agoomunicipality63,69260,5960.95%52.84 km2 (20.40 sq mi)1,205 / km2 (3,122 / sq mi)49
Aringaymunicipality47,45844,9491.04%84.54 km2 (32.64 sq mi)561 / km2 (1,454 / sq mi)24
Bacnotanmunicipality42,07840,3070.82%76.60 km2 (29.58 sq mi)549 / km2 (1,423 / sq mi)47
Bagulinmunicipality13,45612,5901.27%107.33 km2 (41.44 sq mi)125 / km2 (325 / sq mi)10
Balaoanmunicipality39,18837,9100.63%68.70 km2 (26.53 sq mi)570 / km2 (1,477 / sq mi)36
Bangarmunicipality35,94734,5220.77%37.36 km2 (14.42 sq mi)962 / km2 (2,493 / sq mi)33
Bauangmunicipality75,03270,7351.13%73.15 km2 (28.24 sq mi)1,026 / km2 (2,657 / sq mi)39
Burgosmunicipality8,0677,8500.52%70.80 km2 (27.34 sq mi)114 / km2 (295 / sq mi)12
Cabamunicipality22,03921,2440.70%46.31 km2 (17.88 sq mi)476 / km2 (1,233 / sq mi)17
Lunamunicipality35,80235,3800.23%42.90 km2 (16.56 sq mi)835 / km2 (2,162 / sq mi)40
Naguilianmunicipality54,22148,4072.18%104.60 km2 (40.39 sq mi)518 / km2 (1,342 / sq mi)37
Pugomunicipality19,69016,5183.40%62.84 km2 (24.26 sq mi)313 / km2 (812 / sq mi)14
Rosariomunicipality55,45852,6790.98%73.98 km2 (28.56 sq mi)750 / km2 (1,942 / sq mi)33
San Fernandocity (CC), capital, regional center121,812114,9631.11%102.72 km2 (39.66 sq mi)1,186 / km2 (3,071 / sq mi)59
San Gabrielmunicipality18,17216,6281.71%129.87 km2 (50.14 sq mi)140 / km2 (362 / sq mi)15
San Juanmunicipality37,18835,0981.11%57.12 km2 (22.05 sq mi)651 / km2 (1,687 / sq mi)41
Santo Tomasmunicipality39,09235,9991.58%64.00 km2 (24.71 sq mi)611 / km2 (1,582 / sq mi)24
Santolmunicipality12,47612,0070.73%93.70 km2 (36.18 sq mi)133 / km2 (345 / sq mi)11
Sudipenmunicipality17,05616,5310.60%97.59 km2 (37.68 sq mi)175 / km2 (453 / sq mi)17
Tubaomunicipality28,72926,9931.19%50.75 km2 (19.59 sq mi)566 / km2 (1,467 / sq mi)18
La Union Total786,653741,9061.12%1,497.70 km2 (578.27 sq mi)525 / km2 (1,360 / 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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
137,847
178,4001.64%
207,7010.76%
237,3401.38%
293,3301.88%
373,6822.40%
414,6352.11%
452,5781.77%
548,7421.95%
597,4421.61%
657,9452.09%
720,9721.27%
741,9061.05%
786,6531.12%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in La Union as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Bauang-Baguio Road
  • Kennon Road Channelization
  • Kennon Road
  • Manila North Road
  • Rabon-Damortis Road

Secondary Roads

  • Access Road to Airport
  • Agoo-Baguio City Road
  • Rosario-Pugo Access Road
  • Rosario-Pugo Road
  • San Fernando Access Road to Poro Point A
  • San Fernando Airport Road
  • San Fernando Port Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Agoo Beach Road
  • Agoo Processional Road A
  • Agoo Processional Road B
  • Alilem-Sugpon-Sudipen Road
  • Bacnotan-Luna-Balaoan Road
  • Capitol Site Road
  • Luna-Bangar Road
  • Poro Port Road Channel
  • Rabon-Damortis Road Channelization
  • San Fernando Access Road to Poro Point B
  • San Fernando-Bagulin Road
  • San Juan-San Gabriel Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 786,653, ranked 36 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 578.27 square kilometers, ranked 71 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 525 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 10 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.12%, ranked 60 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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