Tagudin

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Tagudin
Municipality
Tagudin Town Hall
Tagudin Town Hall
Official seal of Tagudin
Seal
Map of Ilocos Sur showing the location of Tagudin
Map of Ilocos Sur showing the location of Tagudin
Tagudin is located in Philippines
Tagudin
Tagudin
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°56′N 120°27′E / 16.933°N 120.450°E / 16.933; 120.450Coordinates: 16°56′N 120°27′E / 16.933°N 120.450°E / 16.933; 120.450
Country Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Ilocos Sur
District 2nd District
Barangays 43
Government[1]
 • Mayor Atty. Jose V. Bunoan Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 151.19 km2 (58.37 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 38,122
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2714
Dialing code 77
Income class 2nd class
Website www.tagudin.gov.ph

Tagudin is a second class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. According to the latest 2010 census, it has a population of 38,122 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Tagudin is politically subdivided into 43 barangays.[2]

  • Ag-aguman
  • Ambalayat
  • Baracbac
  • Bario-an
  • Baritao
  • Becques
  • Bimmanga
  • Bio
  • Bitalag
  • Borono
  • Bucao East
  • Bucao West
  • Cabaroan
  • Cabugbugan
  • Cabulanglangan
  • Dacutan
  • Dardarat
  • Del Pilar
  • Farola
  • Gabur
  • Garitan
  • Jardin
  • Lacong
  • Lantag
  • Las-ud
  • Libtong
  • Lubnac
  • Magsaysay
  • Malacañang
  • Pacac
  • Pallogan
  • Pula
  • Pudoc East
  • Pudoc West
  • Quirino
  • Ranget
  • Rizal
  • Salvacion
  • San Miguel
  • Sawat
  • Tallaoen
  • Tampugo
  • Tarangotong

Etymology[edit]

The name of the municipality was derived from a traditional loom called "tagudan." A Spaniard who came to the place asking its name wrote it as its name when told by a resident, who thought that he was asking the name of the cloth-weaving apparatus she's using.

History[edit]

  • The first sundials were constructed in Tagudin in 1841 by Father Juan Sorolla.
  • The decisive Battle of Bessang Pass started in this municipality, at Bitalag.
  • Tagudin was formerly the capital of the sub-province of Amburayan, which included Lepanto (that became a sub-province now included in the province of Benguet), Angkaki (now Quirino), Suyo, and Alilem (now with Ilocos Sur), and Sudipen, Santol, and San Gabriel (formerly with Ilocos Sur but became part of La Union).
  • Tagudin was made the site of the Base Hospital of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines-Northern Luzon (USAFIP-NL) in 1945 during World War II.
  • Tagudin was the site of the military general headquarters of the Philippine Commonwealth Army 1st and 12th Infantry Division and the USAFIP-NL 121st Infantry Regiments. They were stationed in the town and was active during World War II (1942 to 1945) and Post-War Era (1945 to 1946).

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Tagudin
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 29,295 —    
1995 30,697 +0.94%
2000 34,427 +2.32%
2007 35,791 +0.56%
2010 38,122 +2.13%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ILOCOS SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 19 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 19 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Ilocos Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 

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