Abra

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Abra
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Cities0
Municipalities27
Barangays303
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)4,165.25 km2 (1,608.21 sq mi)
Population (2015)241,160
Density (2015)58 / km2 (150 / sq mi)

Abra is a province in the Philippines situated in the Cordillera Administrative Region occupying the northern-central section of Luzon. Its capital is the Municipality of Bangued.

The province has a land area of 4,165.25 square kilometers or 1,608.21 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 241,160. This represented 14.00% of the total population of the Cordillera Administrative Region, 0.42% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.24% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 58 inhabitants per square kilometer or 150 inhabitants per square mile.

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Abra is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, and Ilocos Sur.

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Local government units

Abra has 27 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 303.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Banguedmunicipality, capital48,16343,9361.76%105.7045631
Bolineymunicipality3,5734,063-2.42%216.92168
Bucaymunicipality17,11517,126-0.01%107.1716021
Buclocmunicipality2,5012,1762.69%63.77394
Daguiomanmunicipality2,0881,7153.82%114.37184
Danglasmunicipality4,1924,734-2.29%156.02277
Doloresmunicipality11,31511,499-0.31%47.4523815
La Pazmunicipality15,43714,8820.70%51.4130012
Lacubmunicipality3,4032,9772.58%295.30126
Lagangilangmunicipality14,25513,8240.59%101.4414117
Lagayanmunicipality4,4994,4770.09%215.97215
Langidenmunicipality3,1983,1700.17%116.29286
Licuan-Baaymunicipality4,6894,864-0.70%256.421811
Lubamunicipality6,3396,391-0.16%148.27438
Malibcongmunicipality3,4283,807-1.98%283.171212
Manabomunicipality10,76110,7560.01%110.959711
Peñarrubiamunicipality6,6406,5440.28%38.291739
Pidiganmunicipality12,18511,5281.06%49.1524815
Pilarmunicipality10,2239,9080.60%66.1015519
Sallapadanmunicipality6,6225,9851.94%128.62519
San Isidromunicipality4,5744,888-1.26%48.07959
San Juanmunicipality9,86710,546-1.26%64.0815419
San Quintinmunicipality5,4385,2330.73%66.59826
Tayummunicipality14,46713,9400.71%61.1423711
Tinegmunicipality5,0974,6681.69%744.80710
Tubomunicipality5,6995,719-0.07%409.871410
Villaviciosamunicipality5,3925,3770.05%102.93528
Abra Total241,160234,7330.52%4,165.2558303

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Abra for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,228,796,130.96.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009512,313,834.40
2010661,613,673.9829.14%
2011757,864,561.1614.55%
2012693,453,212.79-8.50%
2013732,458,071.435.62%
2014686,292,200.54-6.30%
2015949,150,775.8838.30%
20161,228,796,130.9629.46%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Abra is 10 to 14, with 25,586 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 3,542 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 14,385
1 to 419,494
5 to 925,291
10 to 1425,586
15 to 1921,822
20 to 2420,572
25 to 2918,713
30 to 3417,310
35 to 3915,436
40 to 4413,054
45 to 4912,630
50 to 5411,329
55 to 5910,143
60 to 648,002
65 to 695,825
70 to 743,882
75 to 793,542
80 and over4,144
Total241,160

Historical population

The population of Abra grew from 115,193 in 1960 to 241,160 in 2015, an increase of 125,967 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.52%, or an increase of 6,427 people, from the previous population of 234,733 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
51,860
72,7312.16%
87,7800.94%
86,600-0.14%
115,1932.54%
145,0582.28%
147,0100.27%
160,1981.73%
184,7431.44%
195,9641.11%
209,4911.44%
230,9531.35%
234,7330.59%
241,1600.52%

National roads

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

Secondary Roads

  • Abra-Ilocos Sur Road
  • Abra-Kalinga Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Abra-Cervantes Road
  • Abra-Ilocos Norte Road
  • Bangued Cadre Road
  • Lagangilang Access Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 241,160, ranked 68 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,608.21 square kilometers, ranked 30 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 58 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 79 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.52%, ranked 79 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 annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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