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Flora, officially the Municipality of Flora, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Apayao, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,391 people.[3]

Flora
Municipality of Flora
Official seal of Flora
Seal
Map of Apayao with Flora highlighted
Map of Apayao with Flora highlighted
Flora is located in Philippines
Flora
Flora
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°07′N 121°24′E / 18.12°N 121.4°E / 18.12; 121.4Coordinates: 18°07′N 121°24′E / 18.12°N 121.4°E / 18.12; 121.4
Country Philippines
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceApayao
DistrictLone District
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRodolfo B. Juan Sr.
 • Vice MayorJessica L. De San Jose
 • CongressmanElias C. Bulut Jr.
 • Electorate9,490 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total324.40 km2 (125.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total17,391
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3810
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)74
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)95 million  (2016)
Native languagesIsnag
Tagalog

Flora was created into a municipality on June 22, 1963 when several barrios and sitios of Pudtol were constituted into the newly created town.[4]

GeographyEdit

Flora is located at 18°07′N 121°24′E / 18.12°N 121.4°E / 18.12; 121.4.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 324.40 square kilometres (125.25 sq mi)[2] constituting 7.35% of the 4,413.35-square-kilometre- (1,704.00 sq mi) total area of Apayao.

BarangaysEdit

Flora is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
148103001 Allig 9.4% 1,635 1,507 1.56%
148103002 Anninipan 6.0% 1,047 930 2.28%
148103003 Atok 3.7% 642 584 1.82%
148103004 Bagutong 7.8% 1,365 1,384 −0.26%
148103005 Balasi 1.4% 243 238 0.40%
148103006 Balluyan 8.2% 1,429 1,501 −0.93%
148103008 Malayugan 7.4% 1,294 1,290 0.06%
148103012 Mallig 3.2% 564 538 0.90%
148103009 Malubibit Norte 5.8% 1,008 1,005 0.06%
148103013 Malubibit Sur 3.4% 588 459 4.83%
148103010 Poblacion East 15.6% 2,717 2,598 0.86%
148103014 Poblacion West 11.4% 1,990 2,120 −1.20%
148103015 San Jose 4.1% 714 690 0.65%
148103016 Santa Maria 5.7% 998 817 3.88%
148103011 Tamalunog 5.3% 921 837 1.84%
148103017 Upper Atok (Coliman) 1.4% 236 245 −0.71%
Total 17,391 16,743 0.73%

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 6,510—    
1975 9,380+7.60%
1980 12,295+5.56%
1990 10,810−1.28%
1995 12,310+2.46%
2000 14,860+4.12%
2007 16,016+1.04%
2010 16,743+1.63%
2015 17,391+0.73%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, Flora had a population of 17,391.[3] The population density was 54 inhabitants per square kilometre (140/sq mi).


ReligionEdit

The dominant religion in the city is Roman Catholic (Saint Joseph Parish in Poblacion East. However, other Christian sectors are also present in Flora such as Iglesia ni Cristo, United Methodist Church.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Apayao". 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. ^ "Republic Act No. 3672 - An Act Creating the Municipality of Flora in the Subprovince of Apayao, Mountain Province". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 22 June 1963. Archived from the original on 26 September 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Municipal: Flora, Apayao". 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 Apayao". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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