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Dolores, officially the Municipality of Dolores, (Ilocano: Ili ti Dolores; Tagalog: Bayan ng Dolores), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Abra, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 11,315 people.[3]

Dolores
Municipality of Dolores
Official seal of Dolores
Seal
Map of Abra with Dolores highlighted
Map of Abra with Dolores highlighted
Dolores is located in Philippines
Dolores
Dolores
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°39′N 120°43′E / 17.65°N 120.71°E / 17.65; 120.71Coordinates: 17°39′N 120°43′E / 17.65°N 120.71°E / 17.65; 120.71
Country Philippines
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceAbra
DistrictLone District
Barangays15 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorConde T. Turqueza
 • Vice MayorEduardo R. Balmaceda
 • CongressmanJoseph Santo Niño B. Bernos
 • Electorate8,365 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total47.45 km2 (18.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total11,315
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Economy
 • Income class5th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence16.34 (2015)[4]
 • Revenue (₱)64,617,816.10 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2801
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)74
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesItneg language
Ilocano
Tagalog
Websitedoloresonline.gov.ph

HistoryEdit

The place was called Bucao, named after the first Tingguian (Itneg) chieftain who settled in the place long before Spanish colonization. It used to be part of the Municipality of Tayum. In 1882, upon the recommendation of the parish priest of Tayum, Fr. Pío Mercado, and the Teniente Bazar of Bucao, Don Ignacio Eduarte, Bucao was created as a separate pueblo. In 1885, Bucao was renamed Dolores, to honor its patron saint, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores (Our Lady Of Sorrows). The first gobernadorcillo of the town was Don Rosalio Eduarte.

GeographyEdit

Dolores is located at 17°39′N 120°43′E / 17.65°N 120.71°E / 17.65; 120.71.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 47.45 square kilometres (18.32 sq mi)[2] constituting 1.14% of the 4,165.25-square-kilometre- (1,608.21 sq mi) total area of Abra.

BarangaysEdit

Dolores is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
140107001 Bayaan 4.2% 478 437 1.72%
140107002 Cabaroan 4.2% 478 561 −3.00%
140107003 Calumbaya 4.0% 458 434 1.03%
140107004 Cardona 4.9% 553 463 3.44%
140107005 Isit 6.7% 757 726 0.80%
140107006 Kimmalaba 7.9% 894 889 0.11%
140107007 Libtec 5.9% 665 638 0.79%
140107008 Lub-lubba 2.8% 313 295 1.13%
140107009 Mudiit 12.9% 1,465 1,439 0.34%
140107010 Namit-ingan 4.1% 462 617 −5.36%
140107011 Pacac 5.7% 642 605 1.14%
140107012 Poblacion 19.3% 2,185 2,257 −0.62%
140107013 Salucag 3.5% 397 551 −6.05%
140107014 Talogtog 10.4% 1,175 1,162 0.21%
140107015 Taping 3.5% 393 425 −1.48%
Total 11,315 11,499 −0.31%

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,379—    
1918 7,061+3.24%
1939 4,845−1.78%
1948 4,065−1.93%
1960 5,065+1.85%
1970 6,751+2.91%
1975 6,767+0.05%
1980 7,615+2.39%
1990 8,577+1.20%
1995 9,560+2.05%
2000 9,949+0.86%
2007 10,787+1.12%
2010 11,499+2.35%
2015 11,315−0.31%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, Dolores had a population of 11,315.[3] The population density was 240 inhabitants per square kilometre (620/sq mi).


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Abra". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Municipal: Dolores, Abra". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Abra". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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