Bangui, Ilocos Norte

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Bangui
Municipality
Municipality of Bangui
The Bangui Wind Farm
Official seal of Bangui
Seal
Map of Ilocos Norte with Bangui highlighted
Map of Ilocos Norte with Bangui highlighted
Bangui is located in Philippines
Bangui
Bangui
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°32′N 120°46′E / 18.53°N 120.77°E / 18.53; 120.77Coordinates: 18°32′N 120°46′E / 18.53°N 120.77°E / 18.53; 120.77
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Province Ilocos Norte
District 1st District
Barangays 14 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Fidel Cimatu Jr.
 • Vice Mayor Denton Garvida
 • Electorate 10,609 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 112.98 km2 (43.62 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 14,672
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2920
PSGC 012804000
IDD:area code +63 (0)77
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 83,376,433.46 (2016)
Website www.bangui.gov.ph

Bangui, officially the Municipality of Bangui, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 14,672 people.[3]

The first power generating windmill farm in Southeast Asia, commonly known as Bangui Wind Farm, is found in the municipality of Bangui.

Geography[edit]

Bangui is 554 kilometres (344 mi) from Metro Manila and 67 kilometres (42 mi) from Laoag City, the provincial capital.

Barangays[edit]

Bangui is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Abaca
  • Bacsil
  • Banban
  • Baruyen
  • Dadaor
  • Lanao
  • Malasin
  • Manayon
  • Masikil
  • Nagbalagan
  • Payac
  • San Lorenzo (Poblacion)
  • Taguiporo
  • Utol

Note: Bangui's Brgy. San Isidro, by the decision of Supreme Court over the disputed barangay, was transferred to Dumalneg on August 10, 2012.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bangui, Ilocos Norte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
34
(93)
34
(93)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
33
(91)
Average low °C (°F) 19
(66)
20
(68)
21
(70)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 6.2
(0.244)
11.7
(0.461)
10.1
(0.398)
14
(0.55)
192.7
(7.587)
258.9
(10.193)
470.9
(18.539)
475.9
(18.736)
405.7
(15.972)
92.5
(3.642)
44.8
(1.764)
2
(0.08)
1,985.4
(78.166)
Average rainy days 3 2 2 2 12 15 20 20 17 10 6 3 112
Source: World Weather Online[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bangui
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 8,215—    
1918 11,152+2.06%
1939 13,325+0.85%
1948 14,126+0.65%
1960 9,026−3.66%
1970 11,053+2.04%
1975 11,480+0.76%
1980 11,122−0.63%
1990 12,921+1.51%
1995 13,774+1.21%
2000 14,327+0.85%
2007 14,634+0.29%
2010 15,025+0.96%
2015 14,672−0.45%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]


In the 2015 census, the population of Bangui was 14,672 people,[3] with a density of 130 inhabitants per square kilometre or 340 inhabitants per square mile.

Local government[edit]

As of the term 2016-2019, these are the elected officials of Bangui:[8]

  • Mayor: Fidel A. Cimatu, Jr.
  • Vice Mayor: Denton Lawrence G. Garvida
  • Councilors:
    • Florencio G. Sales, Jr.
    • Anthony N. Campañano
    • Susan B. Faylogna
    • Marcelino B. Agullana
    • Joseph T. Sales
    • Norma M. Doldolea
    • Florante L. Garvida
    • Doddie M. Gaces

Attractions[edit]

Bangui is well known because of its wind farm, which is the town's main attraction. Although the Burgos and Caparispisan (Pagudpud) Windmills were built in 2013, many visitors still visit Bangui Windmills. Bangui Bay is also a tourist spot, yet not practical for swimming because of its deepness and water currents, but it is beautiful to view. There is also Abang Falls that can be found in Brgy.Lanao, also a tourist spot. Bangui is also good for its beautiful view of mountains and rivers.

Places to visit:

  • Bangui Windmills
  • Abang Falls
  • Municipal Plaza
  • Municipal Hall
  • Bolo River(locally known Caramuangen River)
  • Bangui Bay View Building
  • Bangui's woodcraft windmills souvenir stores
  • Bangui Public Market

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Ilocos Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bangui, Philippines: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  7. ^ "Province of Ilocos Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 

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