Agno, Pangasinan

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Agno
Municipality
Presidencia Agno Pangasinan
Presidencia Agno Pangasinan
Flag of Agno
Flag
Official seal of Agno
Seal
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Agno
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Agno
Agno is located in Philippines
Agno
Agno
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°07′N 119°48′E / 16.117°N 119.800°E / 16.117; 119.800Coordinates: 16°07′N 119°48′E / 16.117°N 119.800°E / 16.117; 119.800
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 1st district of Pangasinan
Founded 1791
Barangays 17
Government[1]
 • Mayor Jose N. Pajeta Jr. (Lakas–CMD)
 • Vice Mayor Wilson N. Rosete (Lakas–CMD)
Area[2]
 • Total 169.75 km2 (65.54 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 27,508
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2408
Dialing code 75

Agno is a third class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 27,508 people.[3]

The town is characterized by rolling terrain and rainfed rice fields. Nears the poblacion, or town plaza, the road passes along the Mabini river, which drains into the South China Sea further west. The town plaza is home to a centuries old Roman Catholic church, as well as one of the first congregations of the Philippine Independent Church. The town shares borders with the town of Bani to the north, the town of Mabini and Alaminos City to the east and with Burgos to the south.

The town's main livelihood is fishing and agriculture, although a number of her sons and daughters work as doctors, nurses, engineers, computer programmers and accountants in numerous countries around the globe. During the summer months of April and May the town's market abounds with fresh fruits such as mangoes and duhat, as well as fresh catch such as tuna, flying fish, grouper, lobsters and other seafood.

The town is home to natural attractions such as the Mabini river, the Umbrella Rocks in Sabangan, as well as several beaches — Agno Beach being the longest and most popular. There are several other beaches hidden along the coast such as the Macaboboni cove (which features a small cave) as well as a white beach in Brgy. Gayusan. To the southern end of Agno Beach, one can dive from a two story high rock amidst crashing waves and end up in a beautiful coral garden below.

Arthur Cabantac was the mayor of Agno from 2007 until he was shot while playing Mahjong.[4]

History of Agno Pangasinan[edit]

The name Agno was derived from a species of swamp tree called “Agno Casto”, a chaste tree used for medicinal concoctions to relieve pain and illness, that grew abundantly in the locality. In time, “Agno” was retained to become the name of the town.

Agno was formally organized into municipality in 1791. During the Spanish regime and early part of the American era, Agno was part of the Province of Zambales, but upon enactment of Public Act No. 1004 dated November 30, 1903 of the Philippine Commission, the northern part of Zambales including Agno was annexed to the Province of Pangasinan.


Barangays[edit]

Agno is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.[2]

  • Allabon
  • Aloleng
  • Bangan-Oda
  • Baruan
  • Boboy
  • Cayungnan
  • Dangley
  • Gayusan
  • Macaboboni
  • Magsaysay
  • Namatucan
  • Patar
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion West
  • San Juan
  • Tupa
  • Viga

Demographics[edit]

Population Census of Agno
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 21,197 —    
1995 23,326 +1.81%
2000 25,077 +1.56%
2007 26,023 +0.51%
2010 27,508 +2.04%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

Public Market of Agno Pangasinan Umrella rocks in Agno Pangasinan St. Catherine of Alexandria Church (1610)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PANGASINAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "(UPDATE) Mayor of Agno, Pangasinan shot dead - report". ABS-CBN News Online. 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2008-08-09. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 

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