Alcala, Cagayan

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Alcala
Municipality of Alcala
Official seal of Alcala
Seal
Map of Cagayan with Alcala highlighted
Map of Cagayan with Alcala highlighted
Alcala is located in Philippines
Alcala
Alcala
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°54′N 121°40′E / 17.9°N 121.67°E / 17.9; 121.67Coordinates: 17°54′N 121°40′E / 17.9°N 121.67°E / 17.9; 121.67
Country Philippines
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
District1st District
Barangays25 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorCriselda "Dadang" I. Antonio
 • Electorate21,881 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total187.20 km2 (72.28 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total38,883
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3507
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)78
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)143,604,020.37 (2016)
Native languagesIbanag
Ilocano
Tagalog

Alcala, officially the Municipality of Alcala, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 38,883 people.[3]

Alcala is home to the Saint Philomene Church, regarded as the widest church in the Cagayan Valley.

Alcala Milk Candy is a famous product of this municipality.

Barangays[edit]

Alcala is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.

  • Abbeg
  • Afusing Bato
  • Afusing Daga
  • Agani
  • Baculod
  • Baybayog
  • Cabuluan
  • Calantac
  • Carallangan
  • Centro Norte (Poblacion)
  • Centro Sur (Poblacion)
  • Dalaoig
  • Damurog
  • Jurisdiction
  • Malalatan
  • Maraburab
  • Masin
  • Pagbangkeruan
  • Pared
  • Piggatan
  • Pinopoc
  • Pussian
  • San Esteban
  • Tamban
  • Tupang

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Alcala
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 7,308—    
1918 9,808+1.98%
1939 12,480+1.15%
1948 13,214+0.64%
1960 17,723+2.48%
1970 21,328+1.87%
1975 22,568+1.14%
1980 24,505+1.66%
1990 29,161+1.76%
1995 32,035+1.78%
2000 33,997+1.28%
2007 35,694+0.67%
2010 37,773+2.08%
2015 38,883+0.55%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Alcala, Cagayan, was 38,883 people,[3] with a density of 210 inhabitants per square kilometre or 540 inhabitants per square mile.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Alcala, Cagayan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24
(75)
25
(77)
28
(82)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
26
(79)
24
(75)
28
(82)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
21
(70)
23
(72)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 150
(5.9)
106
(4.2)
84
(3.3)
48
(1.9)
103
(4.1)
115
(4.5)
134
(5.3)
156
(6.1)
136
(5.4)
240
(9.4)
246
(9.7)
300
(11.8)
1,818
(71.6)
Average rainy days 19 14.3 12.8 10.8 17.7 18.9 21.5 23.3 22.1 20.4 20.3 22.2 223.3
Source: Meteoblue [7]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Cagayan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Cagayan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Alcala, Cagayan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 27 October 2018.

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