Abra Philippines

Abra – Home of the Tingguians and Ilocanos Abra has 27 Municipalities and 0 Cities, and 303 barangays. The barangays of Abra are listed within each municipality and city. Each barangay, municipality, and city has an interactive webpage of its own. Abra Registered Voters as of (2010) = 133,124 Abra Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 230,953 Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares) = 416,525 Abra is a 1st class province. The province of Abra is in Region XIV – Cordillera Administrative Region and within the northern part of the island of luzon. Capital of the province is Bangued

List of the 27 Municipalities in the Abra Province within Region XIV-CAR in the Republic of The Philippines
Bangued (capital)BolineyBucayBuclocDaguiomanDanglasDoloresLa PazLacubLagangilangLagayanLangidenLicuan-BaayLubaMalibcongManaboPeñarrubiaPidiganPilarSallapadanSan IsidroSan JuanSan QuintinTayumTinegTuboVillaviciosa

Location of Abra, Philippines

  • 17.5833° N, 120.7500° E – Abra, Coordinates
  • The province of Abra is in Region XIV – Cordillera Administrative Region.

Hemmed in the towering mountain ranges of the Ilocos on the west and the Cordillera in the east, the province of Abra occupies the western portion of the Cordillera region. 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 3,975.6 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, it has the largest area of alienable and disposable land totalling 98,420 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.

History of Abra, Philippines

Abra was created a politico-militar province in 1846, prior to which it comprised part of the old Ilocos Province and later to Ilocos Sur when Ilocos was divided into two provinces in 1818. Civil Government was established in Abra on August 19,1901, but on February 1905 it was re-annexed to Ilocos Sur. Abra remained a sub-province for 12 years regaining its status as a province only after the passage of Act 2683 in March 1977.

Abra remained as a province of the Ilocos Region until the creation of the Cordillera Administrative Region by virtue of Executive Order #220 dated 15 July 1987 signed by then President Corazon C. Aquino.

The province of Abra is envisioned to be developed as the North Gateway to the Cordilleras highlighting its rich cultural (both upland and lowland ) and historical heritage. Source of this article: Verbatim from: www.nscb.gov.ph

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Last Updated on November 29, 2021

 

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