Abulug, Province of Cagayan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
Barangay count20
Postal code3515
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBabuyan Channel [South China Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)162.60 km2 (62.78 sq mi)
Population (2015)32,497
Density (2015)200 / km2 (518 / sq mi)
Coordinates18° 27' North, 121° 27' East (18.4436, 121.4573)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.9 meters (29.2 feet)

Abulug is a coastal municipality in the province of Cagayan.

The municipality has a land area of 162.60 square kilometers or 62.78 square miles which constitutes 1.75% of Cagayan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 32,497. This represented 2.71% of the total population of Cagayan province, or 0.94% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 200 inhabitants per square kilometer or 518 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Abulug has 20 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)
Alinunu3.78%1,2301,269-3.07%-0.59%
Bagu5.43%1,7651,774-0.51%-0.10%
Banguian5.97%1,9401,7789.11%1.67%
Calog Norte2.78%902934-3.43%-0.66%
Calog Sur7.78%2,5272,3099.44%1.73%
Canayun4.08%1,3271,328-0.08%-0.01%
Centro7.37%2,3952,400-0.21%-0.04%
Dana‑Ili4.05%1,3171,2019.66%1.77%
Guiddam10.21%3,3173,0847.56%1.40%
Libertad11.92%3,8743,21920.35%3.59%
Lucban8.62%2,8002,6465.82%1.08%
Pinili1.98%645683-5.56%-1.08%
San Agustin2.50%8117715.19%0.97%
San Julian2.09%6806278.45%1.56%
Santa Filomena3.06%9951,053-5.51%-1.07%
Santa Rosa4.23%1,3731,3442.16%0.41%
Santo Tomas3.16%1,02788416.18%2.90%
Siguiran4.33%1,4071,25811.84%2.15%
Simayung4.19%1,3631,3213.18%0.60%
Sirit2.47%8027921.26%0.24%
Abulug Total32,49730,6755.94%1.10%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Abulug for the fiscal year of 2016 was 94,908,609.54.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200952,934,285.49
201057,054,229.747.78%
201160,883,129.986.71%
201260,376,116.17-0.83%
201367,660,622.1412.07%
201476,874,521.8813.62%
201586,550,382.5612.59%
201694,908,609.549.66%

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 Abulug is 5 to 9, with 3,561 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 380 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1690
1 to 42,687
5 to 93,561
10 to 143,316
15 to 193,021
20 to 242,676
25 to 292,351
30 to 342,189
35 to 392,200
40 to 442,057
45 to 491,833
50 to 541,502
55 to 591,325
60 to 641,054
65 to 69745
70 to 74515
75 to 79380
80 and over395
Total32,497

Historical population

The population of Abulug grew from 14,458 in 1960 to 32,497 in 2015, an increase of 18,039 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.10%, or an increase of 1,822 people, from the previous population of 30,675 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,458
19,2062.82%
21,2932.09%
23,9162.35%
24,5620.27%
23,548-0.79%
26,6832.72%
28,7691.04%
30,6752.36%
32,4971.10%

Location

The municipal center of Abulug is situated at approximately 18° 27' North, 121° 27' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.9 meters or 29.2 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 Abulug are Tuguegarao, Laoag, Batac, Tabuk, Ilagan, and Vigan. The nearest municipalities are Ballesteros, Pamplona, Luna, Santa Marcela, Aparri, and Pudtol. Its distance from the national capital is 429.42 kilometers (266.83 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 429.42 kilometers (266.83 miles) to the South (S7°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 32,497, ranked 854 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 62.78 square kilometers, ranked 695 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 200 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 972 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.10%, ranked 897 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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