Luna, Province of Apayao

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceApayao
Barangay count22
Postal code3813
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)606.04 km2 (233.99 sq mi)
Population (2015)19,063
Density (2015)31 / km2 (81 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 20' North, 121° 22' East (18.3312, 121.3729)
Estimated elevation above sea level23.0 meters (75.3 feet)

Luna is a municipality in the landlocked province of Apayao.

The municipality has a land area of 606.04 square kilometers or 233.99 square miles which constitutes 13.73% of Apayao's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 19,063. This represented 15.99% of the total population of Apayao province, or 1.11% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 31 inhabitants per square kilometer or 81 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Luna has 22 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)
Bacsay4.03%769850-9.53%-1.89%
Cagandungan3.39%6476184.69%0.88%
Calabigan1.93%368532-30.83%-6.78%
Cangisitan3.74%7136834.39%0.82%
Capagaypayan2.75%52446811.97%2.18%
Dagupan11.51%2,1942,0387.65%1.41%
Lappa3.81%7276679.00%1.65%
Luyon2.01%3833509.43%1.73%
Marag3.05%5815574.31%0.81%
Poblacion6.20%1,1811,1076.68%1.24%
Quirino7.10%1,3531,22810.18%1.86%
Salvacion1.95%372395-5.82%-1.14%
San Francisco4.62%8808404.76%0.89%
San Gregorio2.87%5485293.59%0.67%
San Isidro Norte3.98%7597501.20%0.23%
San Isidro Sur8.10%1,5451,32616.52%2.95%
San Sebastian2.32%44235524.51%4.26%
Santa Lina6.12%1,1661,02613.65%2.47%
Shalom3.42%652666-2.10%-0.40%
Tumog7.84%1,4951,28516.34%2.92%
Turod5.73%1,0921,0642.63%0.50%
Zumigui3.53%672695-3.31%-0.64%
Luna Total19,06318,0295.74%1.07%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Luna for the fiscal year of 2016 was 129,153,689.94.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200974,019,808.28
201077,465,778.344.66%
201186,739,278.6411.97%
201281,376,494.54-6.18%
201391,716,084.0612.71%
2014103,367,319.7012.70%
2015117,585,820.9113.76%
2016129,153,689.949.84%

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 Luna is 15 to 19, with 2,066 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 212 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1319
1 to 41,479
5 to 91,981
10 to 141,970
15 to 192,066
20 to 241,880
25 to 291,448
30 to 341,278
35 to 391,225
40 to 441,145
45 to 491,073
50 to 54910
55 to 59691
60 to 64527
65 to 69362
70 to 74269
75 to 79212
80 and over228
Total19,063

Historical population

The population of Luna grew from 8,430 in 1960 to 19,063 in 2015, an increase of 10,633 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.07%, or an increase of 1,034 people, from the previous population of 18,029 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,430
9,9801.66%
11,3012.53%
13,6683.88%
10,550-2.56%
12,1262.64%
14,1543.37%
16,4312.08%
18,0293.44%
19,0631.07%

Location

The municipal center of Luna is situated at approximately 18° 20' North, 121° 22' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 23.0 meters or 75.3 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 Luna are Laoag, Tuguegarao, Batac, Tabuk, Vigan, and Ilagan. The nearest municipalities are Santa Marcela, Pudtol, Flora, Pamplona, Abulug, and Ballesteros. Its distance from the national capital is 416.07 kilometers (258.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 416.07 kilometers (258.53 miles) to the South (S6°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 19,063, ranked 1,289 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 233.99 square kilometers, ranked 92 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 31 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,585 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.07%, ranked 1,508 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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