Aurora

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Aurora
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
Cities0
Municipalities8
Barangays151
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)3,147.32 km2 (1,215.19 sq mi)
Population (2015)214,336
Density (2015)68 / km2 (176 / sq mi)

Aurora is a province in the Philippines situated in the Central Luzon region occupying the central section of Luzon. Its capital is the Municipality of Baler.

The province has a land area of 3,147.32 square kilometers or 1,215.19 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 214,336. This represented 1.91% of the total population of the Central Luzon region, 0.37% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.21% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 68 inhabitants per square kilometer or 176 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Aurora is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Isabela, Philippine Sea, Quezon, Bulacan, and Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino.

details
Map of the Philippines with Aurora highlighted in redMap of Aurora showing its component municipalitiesBalerCasiguranDilasagDinalunganDingalanDipaculaoMaria AuroraSan Luis

Local government units

Aurora has 8 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 151.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Balermunicipality, capital39,56236,0101.81%92.55 km2 (35.73 sq mi)427 / km2 (1,107 / sq mi)13
Casiguranmunicipality24,31323,8650.35%715.43 km2 (276.23 sq mi)34 / km2 (88 / sq mi)24
Dilasagmunicipality15,83515,6830.18%306.25 km2 (118.24 sq mi)52 / km2 (134 / sq mi)11
Dinalunganmunicipality11,32210,9880.57%316.85 km2 (122.34 sq mi)36 / km2 (93 / sq mi)9
Dingalanmunicipality25,48223,5541.51%304.55 km2 (117.59 sq mi)84 / km2 (217 / sq mi)11
Dipaculaomunicipality29,73627,7291.34%361.64 km2 (139.63 sq mi)82 / km2 (213 / sq mi)25
Maria Auroramunicipality40,73438,1281.27%426.19 km2 (164.55 sq mi)96 / km2 (248 / sq mi)40
San Luismunicipality27,35225,2761.51%623.86 km2 (240.87 sq mi)44 / km2 (114 / sq mi)18
Aurora Total214,336201,2331.21%3,147.32 km2 (1,215.19 sq mi)68 / km2 (176 / sq mi)151

Historical population

The population of Aurora grew from 42,827 in 1960 to 214,336 in 2015, an increase of 171,509 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.21%, or an increase of 13,103 people, from the previous population of 201,233 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,484
5,9801.83%
18,2805.75%
22,8252.30%
42,8275.69%
80,4596.36%
90,0602.29%
107,1453.53%
139,5732.68%
159,6212.55%
173,7971.84%
187,8021.07%
201,2332.55%
214,3361.21%

National roads

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

  • Baler-Airport Road
  • Baler-Casiguran Road (Baler-Dinadiawan)
  • Baler-Casiguran Road (Dinadiawan-Casiguran Section)
  • Dinadiawan-Madella Road
  • Dingalan-Gabaldon Road
  • Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road

Tertiary Roads

  • A. Castañeda-Ma. Aurora-San Luis Road
  • Baler-Airport Road
  • Baler-Cemento via Dicaloyungan
  • Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road (Baler-Cemento Section)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 214,336, ranked 70 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,215.19 square kilometers, ranked 45 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 68 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 77 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.21%, ranked 54 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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