Dingalan

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Dingalan
Municipality of Dingalan
Municipal government grounds
Municipal government grounds
Nickname(s): 
Gateway to Southern Tagalog
Motto(s): 
Positibo, Agresibo, Progresibong Pagbabago
Map of Aurora with Dingalan highlighted
Map of Aurora with Dingalan highlighted
Dingalan is located in Philippines
Dingalan
Dingalan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°23′N 121°24′E / 15.38°N 121.4°E / 15.38; 121.4Coordinates: 15°23′N 121°24′E / 15.38°N 121.4°E / 15.38; 121.4
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceAurora
DistrictLone District
Founded1962
Barangays11 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorSherwin Taay
 • Electorate14,728 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total304.55 km2 (117.59 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total25,482
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3207
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)42
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)98,629,539.07 (2016)
Native languagesUmiray Dumaget language
Tagalog
Websitewww.dingalanlgu.gov.ph

Dingalan, officially the Municipality of Dingalan (Tagalog: Bayan ng Dingalan; Ilokano: Ili ti Dingalan), is a municipality in the province of Aurora, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 25,482 people.[3]

Dingalan has several caves, of which the Lamao Caves are the best known. The rough shoreline and very high waves of Dingalan makes it attractive to surfers.

History[edit]

Dingalan, formerly just a barrio, was created a municipal district within the municipality of Baler in 1956.[4] It was declared a town in 1962.[5]

From November 30 to December 3, 2004, the town was wiped out by the tropical storms Violeta, Winnie, and Yoyong. The town benefited by relief efforts from foreign traders, some Christian groups, La Salle Greenhills, and the Philippine National Red Cross.

Due to its proximity with Aurora's capital, Dingalan has been pushing to be included in Nueva Ecija instead since the 1990s as services from Palayan City is closer.

Geography[edit]

Dingalan is located at 15°23′N 121°24′E / 15.38°N 121.4°E / 15.38; 121.4.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 304.55 square kilometres (117.59 sq mi)[2] constituting 9.68% of the 3,147.32-square-kilometre- (1,215.19 sq mi) total area of Aurora.

Dingalan is situated approximately 183 kilometres (114 mi) north-east of Manila. It is bounded on the north by San Luis, west by Gabaldon and General Tinio (Nueva Ecija) and Doña Remedios Trinidad (Bulacan), south by General Nakar (Quezon), and east by the Benham Rise or Plateau and Philippine Sea.

It is a small town with one main cemented road with branching alleys. Further south of the town proper are the barangays of Aplaya, Butas na Bato, Matawe, Ibona, Dikapanikian and Umiray. The premier barangay north of the town is Paltic. All of the barangays are located on the seashore, except for Poblacion and two barangays located in the mountains. The whole town is mountainous due to the Sierra Madre Mountains. The Umiray River separates the town from Quezon Province.

Barangays[edit]

Dingalan is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.[6]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
037705001 Aplaya 7.1% 1,802 1,619 2.06%
037705002 Butas Na Bato 3.6% 909 813 2.15%
037705003 Matawe (Cabog) 13.2% 3,356 3,090 1.58%
037705004 Caragsacan 11.7% 2,992 2,729 1.77%
037705005 Davildavilan 4.1% 1,036 992 0.83%
037705006 Dikapanikian 1.6% 404 387 0.82%
037705007 Ibona 14.2% 3,624 3,185 2.49%
037705009 Paltic 19.9% 5,075 5,029 0.17%
037705010 Poblacion 4.3% 1,084 1,091 −0.12%
037705011 Tanawan 3.2% 820 656 4.34%
037705013 Umiray (Malamig) 17.2% 4,380 3,963 1.92%
Total 25,482 23,554 1.51%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Dingalan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 3,368—    
1970 6,616+6.98%
1975 7,591+2.80%
1980 8,702+2.77%
1990 14,475+5.22%
1995 19,325+5.56%
2000 20,157+0.91%
2007 21,992+1.21%
2010 23,554+2.53%
2015 25,482+1.51%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, Dingalan had a population of 25,482.[3] The population density was 84 inhabitants per square kilometre (220/sq mi).

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Dingalan, Aurora
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26
(79)
27
(81)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
27
(81)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 21
(0.8)
18
(0.7)
16
(0.6)
18
(0.7)
65
(2.6)
102
(4.0)
112
(4.4)
95
(3.7)
91
(3.6)
99
(3.9)
58
(2.3)
49
(1.9)
744
(29.2)
Average rainy days 6.8 5.2 6.1 7.1 16.1 20.2 22.6 21.6 20.9 16.0 9.0 9.3 160.9
Source: Meteoblue [10]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Aurora". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Republic Act No. 1536; An Act Creating the Municipal District of Dingalan in the Municipality of Baler, Subprovince of Aurora, Province of Quezon". The Corpus Juris. 16 June 1956. Archived from the original on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 3490; An Act to Convert the Municipal District of Dingalan, Subprovince of Aurora, Province of Quezon, into a Municipality". The Corpus Juris. 16 June 1962. Archived from the original on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Municipal: Dingalan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Aurora". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Dingalan, Aurora: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 27 December 2018.

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