Abucay, Province of Bataan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (1,296 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 43' North, 120° 32' East (14.7213, 120.5348)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.0 meters (29.4 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 39,880. This represented 5.24% of the total population of Bataan province, or 0.36% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 500 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,296 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Abucay has 9 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)
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,900
18,1403.39%
20,4372.42%
22,6922.11%
26,7081.64%
29,2701.73%
31,8011.79%
38,5542.69%
37,719-0.79%
39,8801.07%

Location

The municipal center of Abucay is situated at approximately 14° 43' North, 120° 32' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 39,880, ranked 681 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 30.78 square kilometers, ranked 1,178 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 500 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 382 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.07%, ranked 1,017 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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