Paoay is a fourth class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 23,956 people. [3 ]
The town is home to the
Paoay Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Barangays [ edit ]
Paoay is politically subdivided into 31
barangays. [2 ]
San Blas (Pob.)
San Roque (Pob.)
Sangladan Pob. (Nalbuan)
Santa Rita (Pob.)
Demographics [ edit ]
Population census of Paoay
Source: National Statistics Office
[3 ] [4 ]
Paoay Lake [ edit ]
Another prominent feature of the municipality is Paoay Lake. Legend has it that it was the site of a prosperous
barangay called San Juan de Sahagun ( Saint John of Sahagun). The materialism of its people has angered God so He sent an earthquake that sank the town. [5 ]
On the shores of the lake lies a
mansion that belongs to the Marcoses called Malacañang of the North. Adjacent to the mansion is the Paoay Golf Course.
Gallery [ edit ]
Buttress of the Paoay Church
details on the side of a door of the church
References [ edit ]
^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013 . Retrieved 26 September 2013.
^ a b "Province: ILOCOS NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board . Retrieved 26 September 2013.
^ 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 September 2013.
^ "Province of Ilocos Norte". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division . Retrieved 25 September 2013.
^ Hargrove, Thomas R. (1991). "The Mysteries of Taal: A Philippine volcano and lake, her sea life and lost towns", p.135. Bookmark, Manila. ISBN 971-569-046-7.
External links [ edit ]