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Luna, officially the Municipality of Luna, (Ilokano: Ili ti Luna; Tagalog: Bayan ng Luna), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Apayao, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 19,063 people.[3]

Luna
Municipality of Luna
Official seal of Luna
Seal
Luna is located in Philippines
Luna
Luna
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°20′N 121°21′E / 18.33°N 121.35°E / 18.33; 121.35Coordinates: 18°20′N 121°21′E / 18.33°N 121.35°E / 18.33; 121.35
Country Philippines
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceApayao
DistrictLone District
Barangays22 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJosephine M. Bangsil
 • Vice MayorManolito M. Bullaoit
 • CongressmanElias C. Bulut Jr.
 • Electorate10,250 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total606.04 km2 (233.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total19,063
 • Density31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3813
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)74
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)129.1 million  (2016)
Native languagesIsnag
Tagalog

Its former name was Macatel, changed to Luna by the town's founding father, the Ilocano explorer Antonino Barroga from Dingras, Ilocos Norte.[4]

GeographyEdit

Luna is located at 18°20′N 121°21′E / 18.33°N 121.35°E / 18.33; 121.35.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 606.04 square kilometres (233.99 sq mi)[2] constituting 13.73% of the 4,413.35-square-kilometre- (1,704.00 sq mi) total area of Apayao.

BarangaysEdit

Luna is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
148105001 Bacsay 4.0% 769 850 −1.89%
148105016 Cagandungan 3.4% 647 618 0.88%
148105017 Calabigan 1.9% 368 532 −6.78%
148105018 Cangisitan 3.7% 713 683 0.82%
148105002 Capagaypayan 2.7% 524 468 2.18%
148105003 Dagupan 11.5% 2,194 2,038 1.41%
148105004 Lappa 3.8% 727 667 1.65%
148105019 Luyon 2.0% 383 350 1.73%
148105006 Marag 3.0% 581 557 0.81%
148105007 Poblacion 6.2% 1,181 1,107 1.24%
148105008 Quirino 7.1% 1,353 1,228 1.86%
148105009 Salvacion 2.0% 372 395 −1.14%
148105010 San Francisco 4.6% 880 840 0.89%
148105020 San Gregorio 2.9% 548 529 0.67%
148105011 San Isidro Norte 4.0% 759 750 0.23%
148105021 San Isidro Sur 8.1% 1,545 1,326 2.95%
148105012 San Sebastian 2.3% 442 355 4.26%
148105013 Santa Lina 6.1% 1,166 1,026 2.47%
148105022 Shalom 3.4% 652 666 −0.40%
148105014 Tumog 7.8% 1,495 1,285 2.92%
148105023 Turod 5.7% 1,092 1,064 0.50%
148105015 Zumigui 3.5% 672 695 −0.64%
Total 19,063 18,029 1.07%

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 2,202—    
1939 6,353+5.17%
1948 9,150+4.14%
1960 8,430−0.68%
1970 9,980+1.70%
1975 11,301+2.52%
1980 13,668+3.88%
1990 10,550−2.56%
1995 12,126+2.64%
2000 14,154+3.37%
2007 16,431+2.08%
2010 18,029+3.44%
2015 19,063+1.07%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, Luna had a population of 19,063.[3] The population density was 31 inhabitants per square kilometre (80/sq mi).


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. ^ Belarde, Sonia; Ronald Ocampo (2010-02-05). "Municipal Background of Luna, The Show Window of Apayao". d' lunanians: The Official Site of the Municipality of Luna Apayao. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Municipal: Luna, 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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