Abulug, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count20
Postal code3515
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBabuyan Channel [South China Sea]
Area (2007)162.60 km2 (62.78 sq mi)
Population (2015)32,497
Density (2015)200 / km2 (518 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 27' North, 121° 27' East (18.4436, 121.4573)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.9 meters (29.2 feet)

Abulug is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 162.60 square kilometers or 62.78 square miles which constitutes 1.75% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 32,497. This represented 2.71% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 0.94% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 200 inhabitants per square kilometer or 518 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Abulug has 20 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)
Alinunu3.78%1,2301,269-3.07%-0.59%
Bagu5.43%1,7651,774-0.51%-0.10%
Banguian5.97%1,9401,7789.11%1.67%
Calog Norte2.78%902934-3.43%-0.66%
Calog Sur7.78%2,5272,3099.44%1.73%
Canayun4.08%1,3271,328-0.08%-0.01%
Centro7.37%2,3952,400-0.21%-0.04%
Dana‑Ili4.05%1,3171,2019.66%1.77%
Guiddam10.21%3,3173,0847.56%1.40%
Libertad11.92%3,8743,21920.35%3.59%
Lucban8.62%2,8002,6465.82%1.08%
Pinili1.98%645683-5.56%-1.08%
San Agustin2.50%8117715.19%0.97%
San Julian2.09%6806278.45%1.56%
Santa Filomena3.06%9951,053-5.51%-1.07%
Santa Rosa4.23%1,3731,3442.16%0.41%
Santo Tomas3.16%1,02788416.18%2.90%
Siguiran4.33%1,4071,25811.84%2.15%
Simayung4.19%1,3631,3213.18%0.60%
Sirit2.47%8027921.26%0.24%
Abulug Total32,49730,6755.94%1.10%

Historical population

The population of Abulug grew from 14,458 in 1960 to 32,497 in 2015, an increase of 18,039 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.10%, or an increase of 1,822 people, from the previous population of 30,675 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,458
19,2062.82%
21,2932.09%
23,9162.35%
24,5620.27%
23,548-0.79%
26,6832.72%
28,7691.04%
30,6752.36%
32,4971.10%

Location

The municipal center of Abulug is situated at approximately 18° 27' North, 121° 27' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.9 meters or 29.2 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 Abulug are Tuguegarao, Laoag, Batac, Tabuk, Ilagan, and Vigan. The nearest municipalities are Ballesteros, Pamplona, Luna, Santa Marcela, Aparri, and Pudtol. Its distance from the national capital is 429.42 kilometers (266.83 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 429.42 kilometers (266.83 miles) to the South (S7°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 32,497, ranked 861 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 62.78 square kilometers, ranked 697 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 200 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 979 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.10%, ranked 995 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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