Manabo, Province of Abra

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Barangay count11
Postal code2810
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)110.95 km2 (42.84 sq mi)
Population (2015)10,761
Density (2015)97 / km2 (251 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 26' North, 120° 42' East (17.4331, 120.7048)
Estimated elevation above sea level124.3 meters (407.8 feet)

Manabo is a municipality in the landlocked province of Abra.

The municipality has a land area of 110.95 square kilometers or 42.84 square miles which constitutes 2.66% of Abra's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 10,761. This represented 4.46% of the total population of Abra province, or 0.62% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 97 inhabitants per square kilometer or 251 inhabitants per square mile.


Manabo has 11 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)
Catacdegan Nuevo5.24%564600-6.00%-1.17%
Catacdegan Viejo3.57%384473-18.82%-3.89%
San Jose Norte5.17%556604-7.95%-1.56%
San Jose Sur4.99%5375350.37%0.07%
San Juan Norte5.58%601632-4.91%-0.95%
San Juan Sur6.43%692724-4.42%-0.86%
San Ramon East23.35%2,5132,18515.01%2.70%
San Ramon West16.86%1,8141,960-7.45%-1.46%
Santo Tomas4.09%440445-1.12%-0.21%
Manabo Total10,76110,7560.05%0.01%

Historical population

The population of Manabo grew from 4,111 in 1960 to 10,761 in 2015, an increase of 6,650 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.01%, or an increase of 5 people, from the previous population of 10,756 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate


The municipal center of Manabo is situated at approximately 17° 26' North, 120° 42' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 124.3 meters or 407.8 feet above mean sea level.


Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Manabo are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Tabuk, Laoag, and San Fernando. The nearest municipalities are Sallapadan, Villaviciosa, Bucay, San Isidro, Pilar, and Luba. Its distance from the national capital is 315.92 kilometers (196.31 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Sallapadan, Abra, 6.34 kilometers (3.94 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N67°E)
  • Villaviciosa, Abra, 8.46 kilometers (5.26 miles) to the West (N86°W)
  • Bucay, Abra, 11.77 kilometers (7.31 miles) to the North (N6°E)
  • San Isidro, Abra, 11.53 kilometers (7.16 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N72°W)
  • Pilar, Abra, 11.76 kilometers (7.31 miles) to the West (S81°W)
  • Luba, Abra, 12.77 kilometers (7.93 miles) to the South (S5°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 315.92 kilometers (196.31 miles) to the South (S5°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 10,761, ranked 1,516 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 42.84 square kilometers, ranked 973 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 97 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,343 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.01%, ranked 1,550 out of 1,634


  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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