Bangued, Province of Abra

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
Barangay count31
Postal code2800
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
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%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bangued for the fiscal year of 2016 was 199,293,963.05.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200997,624,973.63
2010108,420,014.2611.06%
2011115,452,668.546.49%
2012114,595,690.68-0.74%
2013145,210,953.1126.72%
2014139,290,891.47-4.08%
2015175,298,179.0725.85%
2016199,293,963.0513.69%

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 Bangued is 10 to 14, with 4,959 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 656 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1920
1 to 43,622
5 to 94,722
10 to 144,959
15 to 194,845
20 to 244,378
25 to 293,798
30 to 343,543
35 to 393,207
40 to 442,696
45 to 492,567
50 to 542,261
55 to 591,903
60 to 641,633
65 to 691,100
70 to 74672
75 to 79656
80 and over681
Total48,163

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 1,551 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. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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