Sual, Pangasinan

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Baley na Sual
Sual Pangasinan 2.JPG
Official seal of Sual
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Sual
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Sual
Sual is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°04′N 120°06′E / 16.067°N 120.100°E / 16.067; 120.100Coordinates: 16°04′N 120°06′E / 16.067°N 120.100°E / 16.067; 120.100
Country Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 1st district of Pangasinan
Barangays 19
 • Mayor Roberto Llamas Arcinue
 • Total 130.16 km2 (50.26 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 31,216
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2403
Dialing code 75
Income class 1st class ; partly urban

Sual (Pangasinan: Baley na Sual) is a first class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 31,216 people.[3]

The Philippines largest coal power plant, the 1200 megawatt Sual Power Station, is located in this municipality. It is formerly owned by Mirant Services LLC.

On January, 2008, Bolinao Mayor Alfonso Celeste said the local government will file damage suit against Indonesian owners of the barge APOL 3003. The University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UPMSI) stated that the environmental damage was PHP54.9 million. The barge towed by a tug boat from Indonesia to the power plant in Sual on November 27 when Typhoon Mina destroyed its anchor and rope, then hurled it to Ilog Malino reef, spilling 95% of its coal cargo. The hard coal spill spread to 33 hectares (82 acres) of coral and sea grass areas.[4]

Sual is one of the towns where the Spanish galleon brought their goods to trade.


Sual is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.[2]

  • Baquioen
  • Baybay Norte
  • Baybay Sur
  • Bolaoen
  • Cabalitian
  • Calumbuyan
  • Camagsingalan
  • Caoayan
  • Capantolan
  • Macaycayawan
  • Paitan East
  • Paitan West
  • Pangascasan
  • Poblacion
  • Santo Domingo
  • Seselangen
  • Sioasio East
  • Sioasio West
  • Victoria


Current mayor is Roberto Llamas Arcinue, businessman and founder of RLAC which helped build the Sual Power Plant. He is the husband of historian Arabela V. Arcinue. He succeeded his son John Rodney V. Arcinue, who served for three terms.


Population census of Sual
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 19,594 —    
1995 20,929 +1.24%
2000 25,832 +4.62%
2007 29,925 +2.05%
2010 31,216 +1.55%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]




  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  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" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  4. ^, Bolinao to sue barge owners for coal spill
  5. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 

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