Abucay
Province of Bataan

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceBataan
Barangay count9
Postal code2114
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Area (2007)79.72 km2
(30.78 sq. mi)
Population (2015)39,880
Density (2015)500 per km2
(1,296 per sq. mi)
Coordinates14° 43' North, 120° 32' East
(14.7213 ° N, 120.5348 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
9.0 meters
(29.4 feet)
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Abucay is a coastal municipality in the province of Bataan.

The municipality has a land area of 79.72 square kilometers or 30.78 square miles which constitutes 5.81% of Bataan's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 39,880 representing 5.24% of the total population of Bataan province, or 0.36% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 500 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,296 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Abucay has 9 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Bangkal1.74%6956349.62%1.76%
Calaylayan12.12%4,8334,39110.07%1.84%
Capitangan16.91%6,7426,04111.60%2.11%
Gabon13.55%5,4055,2413.13%0.59%
Laon5.77%2,3032,2452.58%0.49%
Mabatang22.98%9,1658,5716.93%1.28%
Omboy7.90%3,1493,219-2.17%-0.42%
Salian8.02%3,1992,88510.88%1.99%
Wawa11.01%4,3894,492-2.29%-0.44%
Abucay Total39,88037,7195.73%1.07%
Historical population

The population of Abucay grew from 12,900 in 1960 to 39,880 in 2015, an increase of 26,980 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.07%, or an increase of 2,161 people, from the previous population of 37,719 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1512,900
1970 May 618,1403.39%
1975 May 120,4372.42%
1980 May 122,6922.11%
1990 May 126,7081.64%
1995 Sep 129,2701.73%
2000 May 131,8011.79%
2007 Aug 138,5542.69%
2010 May 137,719-0.79%
2015 Aug 139,8801.07%
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The town center of Abucay is situated at approximately 14° 43' North, 120° 32' East, which has an elevation estimated at 9.0 meters or 29.4 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 Abucay are Balanga, Olongapo, Malolos, San Fernando, Valenzuela, and Navotas. The nearest municipalities are Samal, Pilar, Orani, Orion, Hermosa, and Dinalupihan. Its distance from the national capital is 50.08 kilometers (31.12 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Samal, Bataan, 5.37 kilometers (3.34 miles) to the North (N8°E)
  • Pilar, Bataan, 6.32 kilometers (3.93 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S18°E)
  • Orani, Bataan, 8.79 kilometers (5.46 miles) to the North (N1°E)
  • Orion, Bataan, 12.25 kilometers (7.61 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S23°E)
  • Hermosa, Bataan, 12.51 kilometers (7.77 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N14°W)
  • Dinalupihan, Bataan, 17.80 kilometers (11.06 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

Nearest cities

  • Balanga, Bataan, 4.67 kilometers (2.90 miles) to the South (S8°E)
  • Olongapo, 29.67 kilometers (18.44 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)
  • Malolos, Bulacan, 32.59 kilometers (20.25 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N66°E)
  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 38.08 kilometers (23.66 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N26°E)
  • Valenzuela, 44.33 kilometers (27.55 miles) to the East (S88°E)
  • Navotas, 45.05 kilometers (27.99 miles) to the East (S81°E)

Distance from Manila: 50.08 kilometers (31.12 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S73°E)

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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