|Municipality of Pagudpud|
Map of Ilocos Norte with Pagudpud highlighted
|Region||Ilocos Region (Region I)|
|Founded||July 5, 1954|
|Barangays||16 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Rafael Ralph L. Benemerito II|
|• Vice Mayor||Matilde H. Sales|
|• SP Board member||Ria Christina G. Fariñas|
|• Electorate||16,668 voters (2019)|
|• Total||194.90 km2 (75.25 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)77|
|Climate type||tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||135,416,657.97 (2016)|
It is the northernmost settlement on Luzon Island and a popular tourist destination because of its resorts and beaches. In addition to tourism, people also make their living through farming, fishing and subsistence retailing. Recently, many windmills erected in Barangay Caparispisan.
Pagudpud was made a municipality on 5 July 1954 through the leadership of Constante Benemerito. It was Rafael "Totoy" Benemerito, son of Constante, who spearheaded the establishment of the first municipal hall, municipal health center, public plaza, and public market. It had previously been a part of the neighboring town of Bangui.
Pagudpud lies 74 kilometres (46 mi) north of Laoag City, the provincial capital, and 561 kilometres (349 mi) north of Manila. Maira-ira Beach is the northernmost tip of Luzon Island, located at on the Luzon Strait.
The town's topography includes mountains, hills, valleys and flat coastal land.
Pagudpud is politically divided in 16 barangays:
|Names of Barangay||Brgy.No.|
|Names of Barangay||Brgy.No.|
|Climate data for Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte|
|Average high °C (°F)||31
|Average low °C (°F)||19
|Average rainfall mm (inches)||6.2
|Average rainy days||3||2||2||2||12||15||20||20||17||10||6||3||112|
|Source: World Weather Online|
|Population census of Pagudpud|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Pagudpud was 23,770 people, with a density of 120 inhabitants per square kilometre or 310 inhabitants per square mile.
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.
As of the term 2013-2016, these are the officials of Pagudpud:
- Mayor: Marlon T. Sales
- Vice Mayor: Rex C. Benemerito
- 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
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.
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.
The Patapat Viaduct
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