Pagudpud

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Pagudpud
Municipality
From top to bottom right: Welcome arch passing through Pan-Philippine Highway, Dos Hermanos islands, Bantay Abot cave, Patapat Viaduct overlooking Pasaleng Bay, and Blue Lagoon
From top to bottom right: Welcome arch passing through Pan-Philippine Highway, Dos Hermanos islands, Bantay Abot cave, Patapat Viaduct overlooking Pasaleng Bay, and Blue Lagoon
Official seal of Pagudpud
Seal
Map of Ilocos Norte showing the location of Pagudpud
Map of Ilocos Norte showing the location of Pagudpud
Pagudpud is located in Philippines
Pagudpud
Pagudpud
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°33′30″N 120°47′05″E / 18.55833°N 120.78472°E / 18.55833; 120.78472Coordinates: 18°33′30″N 120°47′05″E / 18.55833°N 120.78472°E / 18.55833; 120.78472
Country Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Ilocos Norte
District 1st District
Founded July 5, 1954
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Marlon Ferdinand Torres Sales (LP)
Area[2]
 • Total 194.90 km2 (75.25 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 23,770
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pagudpudeños / Pagudpudanians
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2919
IDD:area code +63 (0)77
Income class 4th class
Language(s) Iloko, Tagalog, English
Website www.pagudpud.gov.ph

Pagudpud is a fourth class municipality and a coastal resort town of Ilocos Norte province, in the northern Ilocos Region of the Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,770 people.[3]

It is the northernmost settlement on Luzon Island and a popular tourist destination because of its resorts and beaches.

Pagudpud was made a municipality on July 5, 1954. Unlike Laoag City, the province's only autonomous city, Pagudpud derives its authority from the provincial government. It had previously been a part of the neighboring town of Bangui.

Geography[edit]

Pagudpud is bordered to the south by the town of Bangui and to the east by the Cordillera Mountain Range, the town of Adams and the province of Cagayan. The South China Sea lies to the west and north. The town rolls over mountains, hills, valleys and flat coastal land. It lies 74 kilometres (46 mi) north of Laoag City, the provincial capital, and 561 kilometres (349 mi) north of Manila. They reside in 5,290 homes that are spread across 83 square miles (210 km2). Most make their living through farming, fishing and subsistence retailing. Tourism is a growing part of the economy. Recently, many windmills erected in Barangay Caparispisan .Maira-ira Beach is the northernmost tip of Luzon Main Island located 18°39′4.44″N 120°50′46.68″E.

Barangays[edit]

Pagudpud is politically divided in 16 barangays:

Urban

Names of Barangay Brgy.No.
Poblacion 1 1
Poblacion 2 2

Rural

Names of Barangay Brgy.No.
Saud 12
Caparispisan 16
Subec 6
Aggasi
Saguigui
Baduang 7
Burayoc 3
Dampig
Tarrag
Ligaya 14
Caunayan 5
Balaoi
Pancian
Pasaleng 4

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Pagudpud, 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)
32.6
(90.7)
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)
22.4
(72.3)
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 Pagudpud
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1960 8,702 —    
1970 11,283 +2.63%
1975 12,388 +1.89%
1980 13,675 +2.00%
1990 16,558 +1.93%
1995 17,168 +0.68%
2000 19,315 +2.56%
2007 20,385 +0.75%
2010 21,877 +2.60%
2015 23,770 +1.59%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Pagudpud was 23,770 people,[3] with a density of 120 inhabitants per square kilometre or 310 inhabitants per square mile.

Religion[edit]

Catholic is the major religion in Pagudpud. Yet, there's also increasing numbers of members of other Christian Denomination just like Jehovah's Witnesses, having two congregations in Pagudpud and there's also Iglesia ni Cristo. Islam, brought by Muslim immigrants, is also practiced in Pagudpud.

Local government[edit]

As of the term 2013-2016, these are the officials of Pagudpud:[1]

  • Mayor: Marlon T. Sales
  • Vice Mayor: Matilde K. Henson-Sales
  • Councilors:
    • Ferdinand R. Garvida
    • Efren B. Cimatu
    • Emilen G. Sales
    • Rafael Ralph L. Benemerito II
    • Shella L. Calvan
    • Joseph P. Caliw-Caliw
    • Arthur V. Malapit
    • Pastor A. Aringay

Government seal[edit]

Pagudpud Ilocos Norte.png

Blue, Red, Yellow, and White, reflection of the colors of the Philippines 1954, the year Pagudpud was founded

Coconut Tree and Ricefield, represents as farming as one of the economic resources of the town, with coconut, palay and vegetables as its major products

Waterfall, represents Mabogobog falls, which is the source of a Mini Hydro Power Plant.

Mountain, Tree and Logs, represents the forestry resources of the town

Fish and Shrimps, represents its marine resoureces

Shell with Pearl, symbolizes the tourism potential of the town which is famous for its white beaches

North Star, stands for the location of the town of Pagudpud, which is in the northern tip of the Province.

Transportation[edit]

By land, Pagudpud is approximately a 90-minute bus ride from Laoag City. Several bus lines serve the Manila-Laoag route, namely Partas, Florida, Farinas, and Maria de Leon among others.Some bus lines serve also the pan-Philippine highway, the Asian Highway ends here for Taiwan the 27th Nation, dropping by in Pagudpud,namely Chona Patrick,GMW,St.Joseph,Gabriel,and the pan-Philippine highway route buses of Maria de Leon and Florida.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "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. ^ "Pagudpud, 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. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Province of Ilocos Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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