Dolores, Abra

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Dolores
Municipality
Official seal of Dolores
Seal
Map of Abra showing the location of Dolores
Map of Abra showing the location of Dolores
Dolores is located in Philippines
Dolores
Dolores
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°38′48″N 120°42′39″E / 17.64667°N 120.71083°E / 17.64667; 120.71083Coordinates: 17°38′48″N 120°42′39″E / 17.64667°N 120.71083°E / 17.64667; 120.71083
Country Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Abra
District Lone District of Abra
Barangays 15
Government[1]
 • Mayor Robert Victor G. Seares Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 47.45 km2 (18.32 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 11,499
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2801
Dialing code 74
Income class 5th class municipality

Dolores is a fifth class municipality in the province of Abra, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 11,499 people.[3]

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

Barangays[edit]

Dolores is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[2]

Barangay Population
(2007)
Population
(2010)[3]
Bayaan
447
437
Cabaroan
428
561
Calumbaya
457
434
Cardona
561
463
Isit
802
726
Kimmalaba
883
889
Libtec
561
638
Lub-lubba
266
295
Mudiit
1,362
1,439
Namit-ingan
411
617
Pacac
663
605
Poblacion
2,071
2,257
Salucag
404
551
Talogtog
1,083
1,162
Taping
388
425

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Dolores
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 8,577 —    
1995 9,560 +2.19%
2000 9,949 +0.80%
2007 10,787 +1.16%
2010 11,499 +2.15%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ABRA". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

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