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 (324) 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 .
Latest in PSA Abra
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all income household in Abra for January 2023 is 119.1 This implies that a household in Abra needs 19.10 pesos more to purchase the same basket of goods worth 100 pesos in 2018. CONSUMER PRICE INDEX ABRA: February 2023
In celebration of the 2023 Civil Registration Month (CRM), poster making contest was conducted at Capitan National High School, Daguioman, Abra on February 21, 2023 based on the 33rd CRM theme “PSA @10: Providing Efficient and Effective Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Through Digital Transformation”. PSA-Abra Conducts Poster Making Contest on Civil Registration at Capitan National High School, Daguioman
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - Abra Provincial Statistical Office (PSO) personnel headed by Chief Statistical Specialist (CSS) Felixberto B. Perdido provided technical assistance on PhilSys Integration Plan to the personnel of LGU Peñarrubia at the Municipal Social Hall, Poblacion, Peñarrubia, Abra on January 31, 2023 PSA - Abra Personnel Provide Technical Assistance to LGU Peñarrubia on PhilSys Integration Plan
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all income household in Abra for January 2023 is 120.0 This implies that a household in Abra needs 20 pesos more to purchase the same basket of goods worth 100 pesos in 2018. CONSUMER PRICE INDEX ABRA: January 2023
The Philippine Statistics Authority- Abra Provincial Statistical Office spearheaded the kick off celebration of the 2023 Civil Registration Month (CRM) in the province with a motorcade around Bangued, the capital town, together with the 27 Municipal Civil Registrars (MCRs) on February 3, 2023. 2023 ABRA CIVIL REGISTRATION MONTH CELEBRATION KICKS WITH A MOTORCADE