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ABRA QUICK FACTS
Representative: JOSEPH STO. NIÑO B. BERNOS
Governor: MARIA JOCELYN B. BERNOS
Vice Governor: RONALD S. BALAO-AS
Land Area (sq. Km.) 3,180.8
Population*: 234,733
No. of Registered Voters**: 151,913
No. of Municipalities: 27
No. of Barangays: 303
Income Class: 3RD CLASS
Legal Basis of Creation: ACT 2711
Official Website: www.abra.gov.ph

 

PROFILE

 

Location


Abra is a landlocked province located on the western side of the Cordillera. It is bounded by Ilocos Norte and Apayao on the north, Mountain Province and Ilocos Sur on the south, Kalinga on the east and Ilocos Sur on the west.

 

Creation

 

Abra was created as a politico-militar province in 1846, prior to which it formed part of the old Ilocos Province and later to Ilocos Sur when Ilocos was divided into two provinces in 1818. Civil government was established in Abra on August 19, 1901, but in February 1905 it was re-annexed to Ilocos Sur. Abra remained a sub-province for 12 years, regaining its status as a regular province only after the passage of Act No. 2683 on March 9, 1917.

 

Physical Profile

 

The Province of Abra has a land area of 3,975.55 sq. km. or 1.3% of the total land area of the Philippines. It is the largest in terms of land area among the provinces in the Cordillera. Abra's climate is characterized by two distinct seasons. The dry season occurs from November to April and the wet season occurs from July to November with high rainfall intensities, storms and typhoons. It has an extremely rugged terrain with mountains and hills rising along the periphery and in the interior. Geographically, the province may be divided into two parts, the highlands and the lowlands. The highlands are the east and northwestern portions bordering the provinces of Ilocos Norte and Kalinga where most of the hills and mountains are located. The lowlands are the south and western portions where most of the plains and valleys are situated completely surrounded by mountain ranges. Grasses and shrubs are the dominant cover occupying 45.7% of the total land area of the province. These areas are formerly cultivated and then abandoned, from the northern central portion extending to the southeastern side, closer to the southern part of the province. Areas planted with rice, corn and other diversified crops constitute only 9.4%, while 48% is covered with primary and secondary forest. Open/cogonal areas form 16.1% of the total land area.

 

Tourist Attractions and Events

Tourist Attractions


To date, Abra has many tourist attractions, both explored and unexplored. Among them are: the Lady of Victory Statue, the Bangued Cathedral and its Bell Tower, the Bani Hotspring and its living stones, the Century-old Tree in Boliney, the Ikmin River, the Casa Real, Burokibok Mini Park, Abra Mountain Development Educational Center, Cablaan Falls of Lamao, Susok-Narra Falls, Sisim Hotspring, Bucloc River, Bucloc Rice Terraces, Sabangan-Labo Falls, Panawidan Falls, Mapaso Hotspring, Libtec Underground River, Libtec Crystal Cave, Lacub Catholic Church, Abra State Institute of Science and Technology, Lusuac Dam and Lusuac Spring Resort, Nagpawayan Falls, Mt. Patong, Panaklisan Falls, Banaaw Lake, Sto. Tomas Cave, Manabo Irrigation Tunnel, San Jose Church, Sagsagacat Spring Resort, Calm Spring, Ganuay Cave, Brima Resort, Pidigan Old Church, An-anito Lake, Toloboy Resort, Sallapadan Centennial Tree, Nuestra Señora Del Pilar Church, Malanas Overflow Bridge, Angalo's Footprint, Tangadan Tunnel, Abra River, Don Mariano Marcos Bridge, Tayum Roman Catholic Church, Don Teodoro Brillantes Ancestral House, Gabriela Cariño-Silang Gallery of Fine Arts, Holy Ghost Building, Cellophil Resources Corporation, Sibud-sibud Cave, Mainit Hotspring, Datalan Waterfalls, Tanubong Cave, Kasaniyan-Pingeo Cave, Damanil Waterfalls, Buasao Virgin Forest, Asin Hotspring, and Kimkimay Lake.

 

Tourism Events


The Abrenian Kawayan Festival


Originally known as the Arya Abra Festival which started in 1987 under then Governor Vicente P. Valera, the Abrenian Festival is a week-long celebration coinciding with the province's foundation anniversary held every March 5-10 in the capital town of Bangued. It showcases the province's history and culture, through parades and cultural shows as well as agro-industrial fairs. Other activities in the festival include karerakit, a raft-racing competition along the Abra River. The karerakit aims to highlight the importance and optimum utilization of bamboos and the Abra River -- two of key resources in the province. Other sports competitions related to bamboo and the river are likewise featured.

 

The Province of Abra is composed of Twenty-Seven (27) Municipalities, namely:

Bangued, Boliney, Bucay, Bucloc, Daguioman, Danglas, Dolores, La Paz, Lacub, Lagangilang, Lagayan, Langiden, Licuan-Baay, Luba, Malibcong, Manabo, Peñarrubia, Pidigan, Pilar, Sallapadan, San Isidro, San Juan, San Quintin, Tayum, Tineg, Tubo and Villaviciosa.

 

MUNICIPALITY

LAND AREA

(sq. Km.)

INCOME

CLASS

NO. OF

BRGYS.

POPULATION*

NO. OF REG.

VOTERS**

OFFICIAL WEBSITE
1 BANGUED  113.10  1st 31  43,936  25,250 -
2 BOLINEY  217.00  5th 8  4,063  2,611  -
3 BUCAY  126.03  5th  21  17,126  11,647  -
4 BUCLOC  40.00 6th 4 2,176 1,621  -
5 DAGUIOMAN 101.00 6th 4 1,715 1,210  -
6 DANGLAS  172.90 5th 7 4,734 3,346  -
7 DOLORES  40.41 5th 15 11,499 6,968 www.doloresonline.gov.ph
8 LA PAZ 60.95 5th 12 14,882 8,499  -
9 LACUB  295.30 5th 6 2,977  2,257  -
10 LAGANGILANG   69.10 5th 17 13,824 8,654  -
11 LAGAYAN  100.50 5th 5 4,477 2,827  -
12 LANGIDEN  120.40 5th 6 3,170 2,322  -
13 LICUAN-BAAY 302.50 5th 11 4,864 3,834  -
14 LUBA  208.50 5th 8 6,391 4,273  -
15 MALIBCONG  309.30 5th 12 3,807 2,607 www.malibcong.gov.ph
16 MANABO 59.63 5th 11 10,756 6,367 -
17 PEÑARRUBIA  39.98 5th 11 10,756 6,367 -
18 PIDIGAN  49.15 5th 15 11,528 6,247 -
19 PILAR  100.45 5th 9 5,985 4,550 -
20 SALLAPADAN  112.45 5th 9 5,985 4,550 -
21 SAN ISIDRO  47.69 5th 9 4,888 2,824 -
22 SAN JUAN  72.5 5th 19 10,546 7,102 -
23 SAN QUINTIN  66.59 5th 6 5,233 3,725  -
24 TAYUM  47.34 5th 11 13,940 8,385  -
25 TINEG  832.23 2nd 10 4,668 3,045  -
26 TUBO  423.90 4th 10 5,719 3,561  -
27 VILLAVICIOSA  88.37 5th 8 5,377 3,609  -

References:

*  - 2010 NSO Census of Population

** - 2010 Partial Data from COMELEC

CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION   QUICK FACTS
Land Area (sq.Km.): 19,611.10
Population (2010): 1,616,867
No. of Provinces: 6
No. of Municipalities: 75
No. of HUCs: 1 (Baguio City)
No. of Component Cities: 1 (Tabuk City)
Total No. of Barangays: 1,176
Legal Basis of Creation: EO 220
Date of Creation: 7/15/1987
PROVINCE / CITY NO. OF REGISTERED VOTERS (Oct 31, 2015)
ABRA 156,968
APAYAO 64,867
BENGUET 204,497
BAGUIO CITY 147,794
IFUGAO 112,328
KALINGA & TABUK CITY
121,375
MT. PROVINCE 98,351
TOTAL
906,180

 

 

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