La Trinidad, Province of Benguet

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet
Barangay count16
Postal code2601
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)70.04 km2 (27.04 sq mi)
Population (2015)129,133
Density (2015)1,844 / km2 (4,776 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 28' North, 120° 35' East (16.4617, 120.5885)
Estimated elevation above sea level1,318.3 meters (4,324.1 feet)

La Trinidad is a municipality in the landlocked province of Benguet. It serves as the provincial capital.

The municipality has a land area of 70.04 square kilometers or 27.04 square miles which constitutes 2.53% of Benguet's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 129,133. This represented 29.07% of the total population of Benguet province, or 7.50% of the overall population of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,844 inhabitants per square kilometer or 4,776 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

La Trinidad has 16 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)
Alapang3.47%4,4774,1717.34%1.36%
Alno2.23%2,8832,04640.91%6.75%
Ambiong5.54%7,1496,42311.30%2.06%
Bahong4.02%5,1884,8287.46%1.38%
Balili14.68%18,96216,08617.88%3.18%
Beckel3.03%3,9183,45313.47%2.43%
Betag7.55%9,7476,86342.02%6.91%
Bineng1.26%1,6241,4879.21%1.69%
Cruz2.88%3,7213,5195.74%1.07%
Lubas4.77%6,1595,59110.16%1.86%
Pico18.03%23,28218,27127.43%4.72%
Poblacion10.22%13,19610,59424.56%4.27%
Puguis7.00%9,0387,16326.18%4.53%
Shilan3.74%4,8334,33011.62%2.11%
Tawang6.98%9,0147,45620.90%3.68%
Wangal4.60%5,9424,90721.09%3.71%
La Trinidad Total129,133107,18820.47%3.61%

Historical population

The population of La Trinidad grew from 12,415 in 1960 to 129,133 in 2015, an increase of 116,718 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.61%, or an increase of 21,945 people, from the previous population of 107,188 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,415
18,5514.01%
22,7324.16%
28,7134.78%
48,5235.39%
63,0895.04%
67,9631.61%
97,8105.15%
107,1883.39%
129,1333.61%

Location

The municipal center of La Trinidad is situated at approximately 16° 28' North, 120° 35' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 1,318.3 meters or 4,324.1 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 La Trinidad are Baguio, San Fernando, Urdaneta, Dagupan, San Carlos, and Alaminos. The nearest municipalities are Tublay, Tuba, Sablan, Kapangan, Itogon, and Burgos. Its distance from the national capital is 211.26 kilometers (131.27 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Tublay, Benguet, 4.97 kilometers (3.09 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N73°E)
  • Tuba, Benguet, 8.14 kilometers (5.06 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S20°W)
  • Sablan, Benguet, 11.38 kilometers (7.07 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N70°W)
  • Kapangan, Benguet, 12.59 kilometers (7.82 miles) to the North (N5°E)
  • Itogon, Benguet, 14.76 kilometers (9.17 miles) to the Southeast (S40°E)
  • Burgos, La Union, 16.77 kilometers (10.42 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N67°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 211.26 kilometers (131.27 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S11°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 129,133, ranked 122 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 27.04 square kilometers, ranked 1,242 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,844 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 89 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.61%, ranked 73 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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