Allacapan, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count27
Postal code3523
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)306.80 km2 (118.46 sq mi)
Population (2015)33,571
Density (2015)109 / km2 (283 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 14' North, 121° 33' East (18.2259, 121.5545)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.9 meters (29.1 feet)

Allacapan is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 306.80 square kilometers or 118.46 square miles which constitutes 3.30% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 33,571. This represented 2.80% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 0.97% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 109 inhabitants per square kilometer or 283 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Allacapan has 27 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)
Bessang3.70%1,2431,1835.07%0.95%
Binobongan2.03%68356620.67%3.64%
Bulo3.49%1,1711,1115.40%1.01%
Burot2.72%91481612.01%2.18%
Capagaran2.84%9559342.25%0.42%
Capalutan2.09%700882-20.63%-4.30%
Capanickian Norte3.74%1,2571,03920.98%3.69%
Capanickian Sur5.05%1,6961,6602.17%0.41%
Cataratan6.08%2,0402,328-12.37%-2.48%
Centro East4.97%1,6671,41817.56%3.13%
Centro West6.08%2,0401,78014.61%2.63%
Daan‑Ili5.07%1,7021,6354.10%0.77%
Dagupan4.23%1,4201,13025.66%4.45%
Dalayap1.78%59654010.37%1.90%
Gagaddangan0.59%1991971.02%0.19%
Iringan5.36%1,8011,7145.08%0.95%
Labben5.22%1,7541,7152.27%0.43%
Maluyo4.79%1,6071,619-0.74%-0.14%
Mapurao4.97%1,6691,5895.03%0.94%
Matucay7.19%2,4152,2646.67%1.24%
Nagattatan4.54%1,5231,35212.65%2.29%
Pacac2.53%8517897.86%1.45%
San Juan1.35%4544344.61%0.86%
Silangan1.74%58452611.03%2.01%
Tamboli2.59%86976713.30%2.41%
Tubel1.55%5224798.98%1.65%
Utan3.69%1,2391,1953.68%0.69%
Allacapan Total33,57131,6626.03%1.12%

Historical population

The population of Allacapan grew from 7,112 in 1960 to 33,571 in 2015, an increase of 26,459 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.12%, or an increase of 1,909 people, from the previous population of 31,662 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,112
12,9466.03%
15,7524.02%
19,2734.12%
21,9161.29%
23,9971.71%
26,9602.53%
29,8211.40%
31,6622.20%
33,5711.12%

Location

The municipal center of Allacapan is situated at approximately 18° 14' North, 121° 33' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.9 meters or 29.1 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 Allacapan are Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Laoag, Batac, Ilagan, and Cauayan. The nearest municipalities are Lal-lo, Camalaniugan, Santa Marcela, Flora, Aparri, and Lasam. Its distance from the national capital is 406.95 kilometers (252.87 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Lal-lo, Cagayan, 11.55 kilometers (7.18 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S76°E)
  • Camalaniugan, Cagayan, 13.80 kilometers (8.57 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N67°E)
  • Santa Marcela, Apayao, 14.39 kilometers (8.94 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N62°W)
  • Flora, Apayao, 14.39 kilometers (8.94 miles) to the West (S85°W)
  • Aparri, Cagayan, 16.95 kilometers (10.54 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Lasam, Cagayan, 18.54 kilometers (11.52 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S15°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 406.95 kilometers (252.87 miles) to the South (S9°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 33,571, ranked 835 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 118.46 square kilometers, ranked 310 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 109 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,300 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.12%, ranked 971 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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