Palanan, Isabela

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Palanan
Municipality
Aerial view of Palanan after Super Typhoon Megi (PAGASA name:Juan)
Aerial view of Palanan after Super Typhoon Megi (PAGASA name:Juan)
Official seal of Palanan
Seal
Map of Isabela showing the location of Palanan
Map of Isabela showing the location of Palanan
Palanan is located in Philippines
Palanan
Palanan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°03′32″N 122°25′48″E / 17.0589°N 122.43°E / 17.0589; 122.43Coordinates: 17°03′32″N 122°25′48″E / 17.0589°N 122.43°E / 17.0589; 122.43
Country Philippines
Region Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Province Isabela
District 1st District of Isabela
Founded 1823
Barangays 17
Government[1]
 • Mayor Bernie Bernardo
 • Vice Mayor Rody Bernardo Jr.
 • Electorate 9,550 voters (2016 election)
Area[2]
 • Total 880.24 km2 (339.86 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 17,260
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3334
PSGC 023121000
IDD:area code +63 (0)78
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue ₱ 2,042,429.18 (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence 48.6 (2012)[5]
Website www.palanan-isabela.gov.ph

Palanan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,260 people.[3]

The town is one of the remote and isolated community of Isabela separated from the rest of the province by the Sierra Madre Mountains. It is also a suburb of Ilagan, the provincial capital. No roads connect the municipality to the rest of Isabela. It can only be reached by a plane or boat ride, or a multi-day hike from San Mariano town, also a suburb of Ilagan.[6]

It was in Palanan that one of the final chapters of the Philippine-American War was written on March 23, 1901, when Emilio Aguinaldo was captured by American forces led by Gen. Frederick Funston, who had gained access to Aguinaldo's camp by pretending to surrender to the Filipinos.

Barangays[edit]

Palanan is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.[2]

  • Alomanay
  • Bisag
  • Culasi
  • Dialaoyao
  • Dibewan
  • Dicadyuan
  • Dicotkotan
  • Diddadungan
  • Didyan
  • Dimalicu-licu
  • Dimasari
  • Dimatican
  • Ditambali
  • Maligaya
  • Marikit
  • Centro East (Poblacion)
  • Centro West (Poblacion)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Palanan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 1,080 —    
1918 2,410 +5.50%
1939 3,109 +1.22%
1948 4,045 +2.97%
1960 5,599 +2.75%
1970 7,518 +2.99%
1975 8,930 +3.51%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1980 10,295 +2.88%
1990 11,431 +1.05%
1995 13,220 +2.76%
2000 15,317 +3.21%
2007 16,254 +0.82%
2010 16,094 −0.36%
2015 17,260 +1.34%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, the population of Palanan, Isabela, was 17,260 people,[3] with a density of 20 inhabitants per square kilometre or 52 inhabitants per square mile.

Transportation[edit]

The most common forms of transportation in Palanan are by horses, motorcycles, tricycles, or an improvised motorcycles called kuligligs.[6][10]

Because of its isolation, Palanan can be reached quickest by a 23-30 minute flight in a six-seater, single-engine Cyclone Air Cessna commuter plane from Cauayan City. Palanan is served by the Palanan Municipal Airport.[6][10]

By water, a boat ride from the towns of Dingalan or Baler in Aurora province in the south takes about six to seven hours.[10]

By land, Palanan can also be reached by hiking over the Sierra Madres from San Mariano, Isabela, which could take about three to five days.[11]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Palanan, Isabela
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
29
(84)
28
(82)
27
(81)
25
(77)
26
(79)
27
(81)
31
(88)
29
(84)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27.5
(81.7)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
21
(70)
21
(70)
21.1
(70)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 162
(6.38)
156
(6.14)
90
(3.54)
60
(2.36)
144
(5.67)
201
(7.91)
159
(6.26)
108
(4.25)
111
(4.37)
237
(9.33)
276
(10.87)
171
(6.73)
1,875
(73.81)
Average rainy days 14 12 11 11 16 19 16 14 16 18 18 15 180
Source: World Weather Online[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Isabela". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Isabela : Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index". Makati City, Philippines: National Competitiveness Council (Philippines). Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c Christian (2011-06-13). "Palanan and Maconacon". Off the Beaten Track in the Philippines. Retrieved on 2014-09-28.
  7. ^ "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Province of Isabela". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  10. ^ a b c Jay (2013-01-09). "Palanan - Isabela's Best Kept Secrets". Lets Go Philippines. Retrieved on 2014-09-28.
  11. ^ "The Palanan Trails". Waypoint.PH. Retrieved on 2014-09-28.
  12. ^ "Palanan, Isabela: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

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