Paoay

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Paoay
Municipality
Paoay Church
Paoay Church
Map of Ilocos Norte showing the location of Paoay
Map of Ilocos Norte showing the location of Paoay
Paoay is located in Philippines
Paoay
Paoay
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°03′N 120°31′E / 18.050°N 120.517°E / 18.050; 120.517Coordinates: 18°03′N 120°31′E / 18.050°N 120.517°E / 18.050; 120.517
Country Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Ilocos Norte
District 2nd District
Barangays 31
Government[1]
 • Mayor Dolores Matinez Clemente
Area[2]
 • Total 76.24 km2 (29.44 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2010)[3]
 • Total 23,956
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2902
Dialing code 77
Income class 4th class; Rural

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]

  • Bacsil
  • Cabagoan
  • Cabangaran
  • Callaguip
  • Cayubog
  • Dolores
  • Laoa
  • Masintoc
  • Monte
  • Mumulaan
  • Nagbacalan
  • Nalasin
  • Nanguyudan
  • Oaig-Upay-Abulao
  • Pambaran
  • Pannaratan (Pob.)
  • Paratong
  • Pasil
  • Salbang (Pob.)
  • San Agustin
  • San Blas (Pob.)
  • San Juan
  • San Pedro
  • San Roque (Pob.)
  • Sangladan Pob. (Nalbuan)
  • Santa Rita (Pob.)
  • Sideg
  • Suba
  • Sungadan
  • Surgui
  • Veronica

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Paoay
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 20,680 —    
1995 21,253 +0.51%
2000 21,745 +0.49%
2007 23,117 +0.85%
2010 23,956 +1.31%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Paoay Lake[edit]

Main article: Paoay Lake

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ILOCOS NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  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 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Ilocos Norte". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  5. ^ 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.

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