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Manabo, Abra

Official seal of Manabo
Abra showing the location of Manabo.
Location in the Philippines

Coordinates: 17°27′50″N 120°42′5″E / 17.46389°N 120.70139°E / 17.46389; 120.70139Coordinates: 17°27′50″N 120°42′5″E / 17.46389°N 120.70139°E / 17.46389; 120.70139

Country  Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region
Province Abra
District Lone District of Abra
Barangays 11
 • Mayor Masayo C. Domasing
 • Total 91 km2 (35 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 10,538
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Income class 5th class municipality

Manabo is a 5th class municipality in the province of Abra, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 10,538 people in 1,871 households.


Manabo is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.

Barangay Pop. (2007)
Ayyeng (Pob.)
Catacdegan Nuevo
Catacdegan Viejo
San Jose Norte
San Jose Sur
San Juan Norte
San Juan Sur
San Ramon East
San Ramon West
Santo Tomas

Origin of the Municipality's Name

Upon hearing that a gobernadorcillo (the Spanish-era equivalent of a governor) is coming through the river from Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, the natives in present-day Manabo welcomed him with a landing pad made of bamboo and a feast of meat, fruit and wine. On his departure later, the natives were so enthusiastic in seeing him off that they overloaded the bamboo landing pad and collapsed, in which everyone shouted, "Manabo! Manabo!" The Spanish gobernadorcillo, amused with the event, named the place Manabo.


External links

  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • 2007 Philippine Census Information
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