Luna, Apayao

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Luna
Municipality
Official seal of Luna
Seal
Location in the province of Apayao
Location in the province of Apayao
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
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Apayao
District Lone District
Barangays 22
Government[1]
 • Mayor Chemical Engr. Josephine M. Bangsil
Area[2]
 • Total 606.04 km2 (233.99 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 19,063
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3813
Dialing code +63 (0)74
Income class 3rd class

Luna (Ilocano: Ili ti Luna) is a third class municipality in the province of Apayao, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 19,063 people.[3]

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

Barangays[edit]

Luna is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.[2]

  • Bacsay
  • Cagandungan
  • Calabigan
  • Cangisitan (renamed to San Jose)
  • Capagaypayan
  • Dagupan
  • Lappa
  • Luyon
  • Marag
  • Poblacion
  • Quirino
  • Salvacion
  • San Francisco
  • San Gregorio
  • San Isidro Norte
  • San Isidro Sur
  • San Sebastian
  • Santa Lina
  • Shalom
  • Tumog
  • Turod
  • Zumigui

Demographics[edit]

Population census of
Luna
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 10,550 —    
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][5]

The population of Luna, Apayao, in the 2015 census was 19,063 people,[3] with a density of 31 inhabitants per square kilometre or 80 inhabitants per square mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: APAYAO". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION (CAR)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). 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 2010-02-16. 
  5. ^ "CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION (CAR)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 

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