Abra Province


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Total Population 
as of August 2015
241, 160
Population Density
as of August 2015
57.4
Population Growth Rate
2010 - 2015
0.52 %
Consumer Price Index(2012-100)
June 2019
116.5
Inflation Rate(2012-100)
August 2019
3.0
PPP(2012-100)
August 2019
0.86
Poverty Incidence Among Families
2015
19.9
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Province of Abra

Hemmed in the towering mountain ranges of the Ilocos on the west and the Cordillera in the east. It is bounded on the north by Ilocos Norte and the south by Ilocos Sur and Mountain Province. Towards the east is Kalinga and on the west, the province of Apayao. As it straddles the Ilocandia and the Cordillera, these landlocked province is a melting pot of the lowland people of dominant Spanish ancestry and the unique ethnicity of the upland Tingguian tribe. Insulated by the Mountainous Gazebo, nature has remained prestine in Abra and life goes on in a relaxed pace away from the humdrum of urban cosmopolitan living. With a land area of 3,180.8 square kilometers, Abra accounts for one-fifth of the regions land area, the largest province in the region. It possesses the most number of municipalities (27) and barangays (303) among the seven Cordillera provinces. The seat of the provincial government is at Bangued, its capital town which is four hours from Baguio City and 10 hours from Manila. The province teems with empressive natural resources. Among the region's seven provinces. In the year 2013 it has the largest area of alienable and disposable land totalling 97,259 hectares, more than one-fourth of the region's A & D lands. More than half of its land are forestlands which are repository of a myriad of forest products and minerals such as gold, clay guano, rock phosphate and cement raw materials. The total population of Abra is 241,160 as of August 2015. This is an increase of 6,427 persons from the May 2010 census count of 234,733 .


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October 2019

Organized and spearheaded by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Abra Provincial Statistical Office, Atty. Lourdines C. Dela Cruz, Deputy National Statistician of the PhilSys Registry Office (PRO) of PSA conducted information dissemination Asec. Lourdines C. Dela Cruz of PSA conducts information dissemination on PhilSys in Abra