Aritao

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Aritao
Municipality of Aritao
Downtown area
Downtown area
Official seal of Aritao
Map of Nueva Vizcaya with Aritao highlighted
Map of Nueva Vizcaya with Aritao highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Aritao is located in Philippines
Aritao
Aritao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°17′50″N 121°02′02″E / 16.297258°N 121.033819°E / 16.297258; 121.033819Coordinates: 16°17′50″N 121°02′02″E / 16.297258°N 121.033819°E / 16.297258; 121.033819
CountryPhilippines
RegionCagayan Valley
ProvinceNueva Vizcaya
District Lone district
Barangays22 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRemelina M. Peros
 • Vice MayorRuben M. Sayo
 • RepresentativeLuisa L. Cuaresma
 • Electorate23,405 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total265.60 km2 (102.55 sq mi)
Elevation
476 m (1,562 ft)
Highest elevation
846 m (2,776 ft)
Lowest elevation
346 m (1,135 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total42,197
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
 • Households
8,501
Economy
 • Income class2nd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence16.51% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱198,301,761.54 (2020)
 • Assets₱380,500,558.97 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱156,043,151.54 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱53,838,428.45 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityNueva Vizcaya Electric Cooperative (NUVELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3704
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)78
Native languagesGaddang
Ilocano
Isinai
Kallahan
Tagalog
Websitearitao.gov.ph

Aritao, officially the Municipality of Aritao (Gaddang: Ili na Aritao; Ilocano: Ili ti Aritao; Tagalog: Bayan ng Aritao), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 42,197 people. [3]

The ethnic minority called Isinai (the same term for the local spoken dialect) were the original residents of this town.

Etymology[edit]

The name Aritao came from the Isinai phrase Ari Tau "which stands for "Our King" (ari=king and tau=our) which refers to the legendary Isinai Chieftain Mengal, a fierce and brave king who resisted Spanish conquest of the Isinai territories around Ajanas and Ynordenan (the areas comprising what is now most of Aritao).

History[edit]

The town of Aritao was previously called “Ajanas”. This name was later changed to Aritao, after an Isinay word “Ari-Tau”. In January 1767, the intrepid Fr. Manuel Corripio, a Spanish Missionary succeeded in persuading an Igorot King called Ari Mengal and his tribe to live in the lowland, which is the seat of the Municipality of Aritao. These people were later converted into Christianity by Fr. Tomas Gutierrez. In the year 1777, there was a merging of Aritao with the adjacent places into one pueblo under the name of Aritao, which was approved by the Manila Authorities. On 30 June 1917, through the initiative of Councilor Jose Aleman, the application for township of Aritao to higher authorities was finally approved by the Secretary of the Interior.

In 1942, Japanese troops entered Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya. A monument to the gallantry of the Japanese and Filipino soldiers during World War II, located at Barangay Kirang, municipality of Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya. Built in 1978 by the Rakunsankai Society of Japan, it was recently rebuilt using a black glazed stone, and a memorial was engraved in the tablet in Japanese and English. Also offers a scenic view of reforested mountains and hills.

Barangays[edit]

Aritao is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.

  • Banganan
  • Beti
  • Bone North
  • Bone South
  • Calitlitan
  • Comon
  • Cutar
  • Darapidap
  • Kirang
  • Nagcuartelan
  • Poblacion
  • Santa Clara
  • Tabueng
  • Tucanon
  • Anayo
  • Baan
  • Balite
  • Canabuan
  • Canarem
  • Latar-Nocnoc-San Francisco
  • Ocao-Capiniaan
  • Yaway

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26
(79)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(81)
28
(83)
Average low °C (°F) 18
(64)
18
(64)
19
(66)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
21
(70)
20
(68)
18
(64)
21
(69)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 21
(0.8)
28
(1.1)
34
(1.3)
58
(2.3)
160
(6.3)
179
(7.0)
226
(8.9)
225
(8.9)
215
(8.5)
168
(6.6)
59
(2.3)
32
(1.3)
1,405
(55.3)
Average rainy days 7.5 8.5 10.9 14.9 23.9 25.7 26.7 25.3 24.9 18.6 11.8 8.9 207.6
Source: Meteoblue [5]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Aritao
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 477—    
1918 1,314+6.99%
1939 6,208+7.67%
1948 7,322+1.85%
1960 11,209+3.61%
1970 18,098+4.90%
1975 19,075+1.06%
1980 22,004+2.90%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1990 25,942+1.66%
1995 29,151+2.21%
2000 31,705+1.82%
2007 34,206+1.05%
2010 37,115+3.01%
2015 37,225+0.06%
2020 42,197+2.50%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[6][7][8][9]

Economy[edit]


Schools[edit]

  • Aritao National High School
  • Immaculate Conception Academy
  • Saint Teresita's Academy
  • Nueva Vizcaya Institute
  • Santa Clara High School

Aritao also has a lot of schools for primary (elementary education).

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipality of Aritao | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Census of Population (2020). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ "Aritao: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  6. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Province of Nueva Vizcaya". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  11. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.

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