Palauig

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Palauig
Municipality
Magalawa Island
Magalawa Island
Flag of Palauig
Flag
Official seal of Palauig
Seal
Nickname(s): Home of the High Peak
Map of Zambales showing the location of Palauig
Map of Zambales showing the location of Palauig
Palauig is located in Philippines
Palauig
Palauig
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°26′N 120°03′E / 15.43°N 120.05°E / 15.43; 120.05Coordinates: 15°26′N 120°03′E / 15.43°N 120.05°E / 15.43; 120.05
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Zambales
District 2nd district of Zambales
Founded 1870
Barangays 19
Government[1]
 • Mayor Generoso F. Amog
Area[2]
 • Total 310.00 km2 (119.69 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 34,947
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2210
IDD:area code +63 (0)47
Income class 3rd class

Palauig is a third class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 34,947 people.[3]

The municipality of Palauig is the nearest mainland to the Philippine-claimed EEZ Panatag Shoal, or Scarborough Shoal, and by virtue of proximity, the latter is a designated part of the municipality.

At present, Palauig is headed by Mayor Generoso F. Amog, with the Municipal Council called Sangguniang Bayan with 8 members, particularly 7 regular Councilors and the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) President Elenita Reyes del Fierro.

Barangays[edit]

Palauig is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.[2]

  • Alwa
  • Bato
  • Bulawen
  • Cauyan
  • East Poblacion
  • Garreta
  • Libaba
  • Liozon
  • Lipay
  • Locloc
  • Macarang
  • Magalawa
  • Pangolingan
  • Salaza
  • San Juan
  • Santo Niño
  • Santo Tomas
  • San Vicente
  • West Poblacion

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Palauig
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 3,363 —    
1918 4,406 +1.82%
1939 6,026 +1.50%
1948 8,386 +3.74%
1960 10,392 +1.80%
1970 14,546 +3.42%
1975 16,359 +2.38%
1980 17,176 +0.98%
1990 21,577 +2.31%
1995 26,794 +4.14%
2000 29,983 +2.44%
2007 30,747 +0.35%
2010 33,286 +2.93%
2015 34,947 +0.93%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]


In the 2015 census, the population of Palauig was 34,947 people,[3] with a density of 110 inhabitants per square kilometre or 280 inhabitants per square mile.

Language[edit]

Most of the local populations in the town proper, known locally as 'Poblacion' speak Sambal followed by Ilocano and Tagalog. But most of the present generation are speaking and more fluent in using the Filipino (Tagalog) the country's national language. The barangays of Alwa, Bato, Salaza, San Vicente and Pangolingan were known to be a majority Ilocano speakers except the rest of the barangays were majority of sambal speakers with minority of Tagalog to most of the barangays.

Tourism[edit]

Palauig is home to the mountain climbing resort of Mount Tapulao. Because of cold climate on its summit similar to Baguio City, it has become an attraction to many local and foreign mountaineering groups and tourists. The Municipal Tourism Authority of the Palauig Municipal Government also promotes the Magalawa Island Resort and Famous Beach Resorts along the coastal Barangay of Locloc.

Due to the municipal government's aggressive tourism campaign, local and foreign tourist arrivals in the municipality is on the rise and bringing Palauig as another Tourist destination in Zambales Province.

Special Administrative Zone[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Zambales". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Zambales". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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