Aerial view of Palanan after Super Typhoon Megi (PAGASA name:Juan)
Map of Isabela showing the location of Palanan
|Region||Cagayan Valley (Region II)|
|District||1st District of Isabela|
|• Mayor||Angelo A. Bernardo|
|• Total||880.24 km2 (339.86 sq mi)|
|• Density||18/km2 (47/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||1st class; rural|
Palanan is a first class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. The town is one of the remote and isolated community of Isabela separated from the rest of the province by the Sierra Madre Mountains. No roads connect the municipality to the rest of Isabela. It can only be reached by a plane or boat ride, or a multi-day hike from San Mariano town.
It was in Palanan that one of the final chapters of the Philippine-American War was written on March 23, 1901, when Emilio Aguinaldo was captured by American forces led by Gen. Frederick Funston, who had gained access to Aguinaldo's camp by pretending to surrender to the Filipinos.
According to the 2010 census, the Municipality of Palanan has a population of 16,094 people.
- Centro East (Poblacion)
- Centro West (Poblacion)
|Population census of Palanan|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Because of its isolation, Palanan can be reached quickest by a 23-30 minute flight in a six-seater, single-engine Cyclone Air Cessna commuter plane from Cauayan City. Palanan is served by the Palanan Municipal Airport.
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|San Mariano||Philippine Sea|