Agno, Pangasinan

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Agno
Municipality
Presidencia Agno Pangasinan
Presidencia Agno Pangasinan
Official seal of Agno
Seal
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Agno
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Agno
Agno is located in Philippines
Agno
Agno
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°07′N 119°48′E / 16.117°N 119.800°E / 16.117; 119.800Coordinates: 16°07′N 119°48′E / 16.117°N 119.800°E / 16.117; 119.800
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 1st district of Pangasinan
Founded 1791
Barangays 17
Government[1]
 • Mayor Jose N. Pajeta Jr.
 • Vice Mayor Wilson N. Rosete
 • Electorate 17,036 voters (2016 election)
Area[2]
 • Total 169.75 km2 (65.54 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 28,052
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2408
PSGC 015501000
IDD:area code +63 (0)75
Income class 3rd municipal income class
Revenue ₱ 7,864,320.61 (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence 11.27 (2012)[5]
Website www.agno.gov.ph

Agno is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 28,052 people.[3]

The town is characterized by rolling terrain and rainfed rice fields. Near the poblacion, or town plaza, the road passes along the Mabini river or (Balincaguing River), which drains into the South China Sea further west. The town plaza is home to a centuries-old Roman Catholic church, as well as one of the first congregations of the Philippine Independent Church. The town shares borders with the town of Bani to the north, the town of Mabini and Alaminos City to the east and with Burgos to the south.

The town's main livelihood is fishing and agriculture, although a number of her sons and daughters work as doctors, physical therapist, nurses, engineers, computer programmers and accountants in numerous countries around the globe. On top of that, the town produces successful teachers, policemen and policewomen, and lawyers.

During the summer months of April and May the town's market abounds with fresh fruits such as mangoes and duhat, as well as fresh catch such as tuna, flying fish, grouper, lobsters and other seafood.

The town is home to natural attractions such as the Mabini river, the Umbrella Rocks in Sabangan, as well as several beaches, Agno Beach being the longest and most popular. There are several other beaches hidden along the coast such as the Macaboboni cove (which features a small cave) as well as a white beach in Brgy. Gayusan. To the southern end of Agno Beach, one can dive from a two-story-high rock amidst crashing waves and end up in a beautiful coral garden below.

Arthur Cabantac was the mayor of Agno from 2007 until he was shot while playing Mahjong.[6] He was then succeeded by Jose N. Pajeta Jr, the town's vice mayor during that time.

History of Agno, Pangasinan[edit]

The name Agno was derived from a species of swamp tree called “Agno Casto”, a chaste tree used for medicinal concoctions to relieve pain and illness, that grew abundantly in the locality. In time, “Agno” was retained to become the name of the town.

Agno was formally organized into municipality in 1791. During the Spanish regime and early part of the American era, Agno was part of the Province of Zambales, but upon enactment of Public Act No. 1004 dated November 30, 1903 of the Philippine Commission, the northern part of Zambales including Agno was annexed to the Province of Pangasinan.

Barangays[edit]

Agno is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.[2]

  • Allabon
  • Aloleng
  • Bangan Oda
  • Baruan
  • Boboy
  • Cayungnan
  • Dangley
  • Gayusan
  • Macaboboni
  • Magsaysay
  • Namatucan
  • Patar
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion West
  • San Juan
  • Tupa
  • Viga

Demographics[edit]

Population Census of Agno
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 6,169 —    
1918 7,536 +1.34%
1939 9,533 +1.13%
1948 12,485 +3.04%
1960 13,424 +0.61%
1970 15,216 +1.26%
1975 16,011 +1.03%
1980 17,241 +1.49%
1990 21,197 +2.09%
1995 23,326 +1.81%
2000 25,077 +1.56%
2007 26,023 +0.51%
2010 27,508 +2.04%
2015 28,052 +0.37%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority [3][7][8][9]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Agno, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
34
(93)
35
(95)
34
(93)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
32.3
(90.4)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
23.2
(73.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.6
(0.535)
10.4
(0.409)
18.2
(0.717)
15.7
(0.618)
178.4
(7.024)
227.9
(8.972)
368.0
(14.488)
306.6
(12.071)
310.6
(12.228)
215.7
(8.492)
70.3
(2.768)
31.1
(1.224)
1,766.5
(69.546)
Average rainy days 3 2 2 4 14 16 23 21 24 15 10 6 140
Source: World Weather Online[10]

Heritage[edit]

Image Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PANGASINAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pangasinan : Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index". Makati City, Philippines: National Competitiveness Council (Philippines). Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2017. [dead link]
  6. ^ "(UPDATE) Mayor of Agno, Pangasinan shot dead - report". ABS-CBN News Online. 2008-08-03. Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  7. ^ "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Agno, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 

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