Bangued, Province of Abra

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count31
Postal code2800
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)105.70 km2 (40.81 sq mi)
Population (2015)48,163
Density (2015)456 / km2 (1,180 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 36' North, 120° 37' East (17.5965, 120.6179)
Estimated elevation above sea level50.8 meters (166.7 feet)

Bangued is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 105.70 square kilometers or 40.81 square miles which constitutes 2.54% of Abra's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 48,163. This represented 19.97% of the total population of Abra province, or 2.80% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 456 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,180 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bangued has 31 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)
Agtangao4.77%2,2952,1646.05%1.13%
Angad5.12%2,4642,2987.22%1.34%
Bañacao2.58%1,2431,1904.45%0.83%
Bangbangar5.16%2,4861,74942.14%6.92%
Cabuloan2.13%1,0281,131-9.11%-1.80%
Calaba7.25%3,4942,89020.90%3.68%
Cosili East1.89%908957-5.12%-1.00%
Cosili West2.77%1,3361,17513.70%2.48%
Dangdangla4.46%2,1491,62332.41%5.49%
Lingtan1.78%859862-0.35%-0.07%
Lipcan4.10%1,9751,67617.84%3.17%
Lubong1.45%6996901.30%0.25%
Macarcarmay1.38%667695-4.03%-0.78%
Macray1.56%749755-0.79%-0.15%
Malita0.83%4013737.51%1.39%
Maoay1.54%7427360.82%0.15%
Palao3.52%1,6971,6761.25%0.24%
Patucannay3.01%1,4501,4112.76%0.52%
Sagap1.79%86377511.35%2.07%
San Antonio1.82%878913-3.83%-0.74%
Santa Rosa4.15%1,9971,78411.94%2.17%
Sao‑atan2.24%1,07797610.35%1.89%
Sappaac2.74%1,3181,2386.46%1.20%
Tablac3.20%1,5411,4089.45%1.73%
Zone 1 Poblacion4.59%2,2122,0179.67%1.77%
Zone 2 Poblacion2.86%1,3761,3253.85%0.72%
Zone 3 Poblacion4.00%1,9271,62218.80%3.34%
Zone 4 Poblacion2.23%1,0731,0403.17%0.60%
Zone 5 Poblacion5.33%2,5662,27712.69%2.30%
Zone 6 Poblacion3.91%1,8841,7895.31%0.99%
Zone 7 Poblacion5.83%2,8092,7213.23%0.61%
Bangued Total48,16343,9369.62%1.76%

Historical population

The population of Bangued grew from 19,368 in 1960 to 48,163 in 2015, an increase of 28,795 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.76%, or an increase of 4,227 people, from the previous population of 43,936 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
19,368
24,5872.36%
25,5970.81%
28,6662.29%
34,1841.78%
35,4500.68%
38,9652.05%
46,1792.37%
43,936-1.80%
48,1631.76%

Location

The municipal center of Bangued is situated at approximately 17° 36' North, 120° 37' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 50.8 meters or 166.7 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 Bangued are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Laoag, Tabuk, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Pidigan, Tayum, Peñarrubia, Langiden, Danglas, and La Paz. Its distance from the national capital is 334.88 kilometers (208.08 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Pidigan, Abra, 4.20 kilometers (2.61 miles) to the Southwest (S46°W)
  • Tayum, Abra, 4.54 kilometers (2.82 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N61°E)
  • Peñarrubia, Abra, 5.10 kilometers (3.17 miles) to the Southeast (S45°E)
  • Langiden, Abra, 6.14 kilometers (3.81 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S69°W)
  • Danglas, Abra, 10.66 kilometers (6.62 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N24°E)
  • La Paz, Abra, 11.36 kilometers (7.06 miles) to the Northeast (N39°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 309.04 kilometers (192.03 miles) to the South (S3°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 48,163, ranked 553 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 40.81 square kilometers, ranked 1,005 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 456 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 427 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.76%, ranked 499 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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