Dolores, Abra

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Dolores
Municipality
Official seal of Dolores
Seal
Map of Abra showing the location of Dolores
Location within Abra province
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
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Abra
District Lone District of Abra
Barangays 15 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Robert Victor G. Seares Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 47.45 km2 (18.32 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 11,315
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 7,218
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2801
IDD:area code +63 (0)74
Income class 5th class
PSGC 140107000
Website doloresonline.gov.ph

Dolores, officially the Municipality of Dolores (Ilocano: Ili ti Dolores, Filipino: Bayan ng Dolores), is a municipality in the province of Abra in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines. The population was 11,315 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 7,218 registered voters.[4]

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Barangays[edit]

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%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Dolores
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 8,577 —    
1995 9,560 +2.05%
2000 9,949 +0.86%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 10,787 +1.12%
2010 11,499 +2.35%
2015 11,315 −0.31%

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

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 7,218 registered voters.[4]

References[edit]

  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 "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Municipal: Dolores, Abra". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Province of Abra". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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