Mapandan, Pangasinan

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Mapandan
Municipality
Poblacion and Municipal Hall
Poblacion and Municipal Hall
Official seal of Mapandan
Seal
Nickname(s): Town of the Happy Faces
Motto: "aligwas Mapandan!" (Improving Mapandan!)
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Mapandan
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Mapandan
Mapandan is located in Philippines
Mapandan
Mapandan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°01′N 120°27′E / 16.017°N 120.450°E / 16.017; 120.450Coordinates: 16°01′N 120°27′E / 16.017°N 120.450°E / 16.017; 120.450
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 3rd district of Pangasinan
Barangays 15
Government[1]
 • Mayor Gerald Glenn Tambaoan
 • Mayor Asuncion Calimlim
 • Electorate 20,694 voters (2016 election)
Area[2]
 • Total 30.00 km2 (11.58 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 37,059
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2429
PSGC 015528000
Dialing code +63 (0)75
Income class 3rd municipal income class
Revenue ₱ 10,100,270.42 (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence 12.89 (2012)[5]
Public Market

Mapandan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 37,059 people.[3]

Mapandan is a Hall of Famer for having the Pangasinan's cleanest, safest and greenest municipality (Category B). Mapandan was also awarded the Pangasinan's Healthiest Municipality for having the least number of malnourished children.[citation needed]

Mapandan is known for its yearly Pandan Festival.

Etymology[edit]

The municipality was formerly a barrio of Mangaldan. It was conceived into a municipality in 1909. Mapandan (meaning plenty of pandan) got its name from “pandan”, a native palm which grew in abundance in the place at that time. The leaves of the pandan add aroma to the cooked rice if cooked with it. The leaves are also stripped and woven into mats.

Geography[edit]

Mapandan is located in Eastern-Central part of Pangasinan.Bordered by Mangaldan to the north, Manaoag to the east, and Sta. Barbara to the west and southern part.

Mapandan is landlocked, however, it is not too far from nearby coastal areas of Dagupan City, Binmaley and Mangaldan.

Mapandan is located in central hilly area,having several mountains nearby.

It has a little part of Bued river in northern part and an irrigation project also known as Payas irrigation project, which aims for a standard irrigation for farming areas in the municipality.

History[edit]

Mapandan was a former mere Barrio. That was former part of Municipality of Mangaldan.

It is composed of farming areas and cattle ranch farms.

Mapandan is practically rural in terms of its area.

Barangays[edit]

Mapandan is politically subdivided into 15 barangays:[2]

  • Amanoaoac
  • Apaya
  • Aserda
  • Baloling
  • Coral
  • Golden
  • Jimenez
  • Lambayan
  • Luyan
  • Nilombot
  • Pias
  • Poblacion
  • Primicias
  • Santa Maria
  • Torres

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Mapandan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 4,198 —    
1918 6,049 +2.47%
1939 7,286 +0.89%
1948 9,836 +3.39%
1960 13,065 +2.39%
1970 16,653 +2.45%
1975 18,143 +1.73%
1980 20,094 +2.06%
1990 25,622 +2.46%
1995 27,439 +1.29%
2000 30,775 +2.49%
2007 32,905 +0.93%
2010 34,439 +1.67%
2015 37,059 +1.41%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

Dialects[edit]

Pangasinan and Ilocano are the main dialects in the town, second is the Kapampangan dialect. Filipino-Tagalog based is also spoken in the town.

Religions[edit]

Major religions are in the town.With different branches of churches within.

  • Iglesia ni Cristo (Nilombot)
  • The Grand Mosque (Luyan)
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Nilombot)
  • Kingdom hall of Jehovas Witnesses (Coral)
  • Roman Catholicism (Poblacion and Luyan)
  • Good news to the Nations Outreach (Poblacion)
  • Born Again Christianity (Poblacion)

Roman Catholicism is the major Religion in Mapandan,annexed by different religions around.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mapandan, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
31.4
(88.4)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
22.6
(72.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 127.5
(5.02)
115.8
(4.559)
129.7
(5.106)
141.1
(5.555)
248.2
(9.772)
165
(6.5)
185.3
(7.295)
161.9
(6.374)
221.4
(8.717)
299.5
(11.791)
199
(7.83)
188.7
(7.429)
2,183.1
(85.948)
Average rainy days 17 17 17 15 20 19 19 20 21 20 17 19 221
Source: World Weather Online[9]

Partner Cities[edit]

These are cities Mapandan are associated with:

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). 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. 
  6. ^ "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Mapandan, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 

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