|Nickname(s): Home of the High Peak|
Map of Zambales showing the location of Palauig
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|District||2nd district of Zambales|
|• Mayor||Generoso F. Amog|
|• Total||310.00 km2 (119.69 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)47|
|Income class||3rd class|
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.
- East Poblacion
- San Juan
- Santo Niño
- Santo Tomas
- San Vicente
- West Poblacion
|Population census of Palauig|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Palauig was 34,947 people, with a density of 110 inhabitants per square kilometre or 280 inhabitants per square mile.
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.
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
- Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal)
- Palauig Point (Parola)(Lighthouse)
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