|Municipality of Dolores|
Map of Abra with Dolores highlighted
|Region||Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)|
|Barangays||15 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Robert Victor G. Seares Jr.|
|• Electorate||7,218 voters (2016)|
|• Total||47.45 km2 (18.32 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (620/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)74|
|Climate type||Tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||5th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||64.6 million (2016)|
|Native languages||Itneg language|
Dolores, officially the Municipality of Dolores, (Ilokano: Ili ti Dolores; Tagalog: Bayan ng Dolores), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Abra, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 11,315 people.
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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.
Dolores is located at.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 47.45 square kilometres (18.32 sq mi)  constituting 1.14% of the 4,165.25-square-kilometre- (1,608.21 sq mi) total area of Abra.
|Population census of Dolores|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, Dolores had a population of 11,315. The population density was 240 inhabitants per square kilometre (620/sq mi).
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