Abra (province)

province of the Philippines

Abra (Ilocano: Probinsia ti Abra; Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Abra) is province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. The capital is Bangued, and is bordered by Ilocos Norte on the northwest, Apayao on the northeast, Kalinga on the mid-east, Mountain Province on the southeast, and Ilocos Sur on the southwest.

Abra
Province of Abra
Abra Provincial Capitol
Abra Provincial Capitol
Flag of Abra
Flag
Official seal of Abra
Seal
Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°35′N 120°45′E / 17.58°N 120.75°E / 17.58; 120.75Coordinates: 17°35′N 120°45′E / 17.58°N 120.75°E / 17.58; 120.75
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Founded10 March 1917
CapitalBangued[*]
Government
 • TypeSangguniang Panlalawigan
 • GovernorMaria Jocelyn Acosta Valera-Bernos (NUP/Hugpong ng Pagbabago)
 • Vice GovernorRonald Stimson Balao-as (NUP)
Area
 • Total4,165.25 km2 (1,608.21 sq mi)
Area rank29th out of 81
Highest elevation
(Mount Bangbanglang)
2,454 m (8,051 ft)
Population
 (2015 census)[2]
 • Total241,160
 • Rank68th out of 81
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Density rank80th out of 81
Divisions
 • Independent cities0
 • Component cities0
 • Municipalities
 • Barangays303
 • DistrictsLone District of Abra
Time zoneUTC+8 (PHT)
ZIP code
2800–2826
IDD:area code+63 (0)74
ISO 3166 codePH
Spoken languages
Websitewww.abra.gov.ph

ReferencesEdit

  1. "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 11 January 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  2. Census of Population (2015). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.