Paoay

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Paoay
Municipality
Municipality of Paoay
Paoay Church
Paoay Church
Official seal of Paoay
Seal
Map of Ilocos Norte with Paoay highlighted
Map of Ilocos Norte with Paoay highlighted
Paoay is located in Philippines
Paoay
Paoay
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°03′19″N 120°30′58″E / 18.05528°N 120.51611°E / 18.05528; 120.51611Coordinates: 18°03′19″N 120°30′58″E / 18.05528°N 120.51611°E / 18.05528; 120.51611
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Province Ilocos Norte
District 2nd District
Barangays 31 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Jessie Galano
 • Electorate 15,847 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 76.24 km2 (29.44 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 24,866
 • Density 330/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 2902
PSGC 012816000
IDD:area code +63 (0)77
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 84,744,705.95 (2016)
Website www.paoay.gov.ph

Paoay, officially the Municipality of Paoay, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 24,866 people.[3]

The town is home to the Paoay Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Barangays[edit]

Paoay is politically subdivided into 31 barangays.[2]

  • Bacsil
  • Cabagoan
  • Cabangaran
  • Callaguip
  • Cayubog
  • Dolores
  • Laoa
  • Masintoc
  • Monte
  • Mumulaan
  • Nagbacalan
  • Nalasin
  • Nanguyudan
  • Oaig-Upay-Abulao
  • Pambaran
  • Pannaratan (Poblacion)
  • Paratong
  • Pasil
  • Salbang (Poblacion)
  • San Agustin
  • San Blas (Poblacion)
  • San Juan
  • San Pedro
  • San Roque (Poblacion)
  • Sangladan Pob. (Nalbuan)
  • Santa Rita (Poblacion)
  • Sideg
  • Suba
  • Sungadan
  • Surgui
  • Veronica

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Paoay
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 12,743—    
1918 16,639+1.79%
1939 11,867−1.60%
1948 11,257−0.58%
1960 13,189+1.33%
1970 15,218+1.44%
1975 15,994+1.00%
1980 17,016+1.25%
1990 20,680+1.97%
1995 21,253+0.51%
2000 21,745+0.49%
2007 23,117+0.85%
2010 23,956+1.31%
2015 24,866+0.71%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Paoay was 24,866 people,[3] with a density of 330 inhabitants per square kilometre or 850 inhabitants per square mile.

Paoay Lake[edit]

Another prominent feature of the municipality is Paoay Lake. Legend has it that it was the site of a prosperous barangay called San Juan de Sahagún (Saint John of Sahagún) that sank following an earthquake.[7]

On the shores of the lake lies a mansion once used by the Marcoses called Malacañang of the North; it is now a museum. Adjacent to the mansion is the Paoay Golf Course.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Paoay, 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)
33
(91)
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
(72)
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)
3
(0.12)
1,986.4
(78.206)
Average rainy days 3 2 2 2 12 15 20 20 17 10 6 3 112
Source: World Weather Online[8]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "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. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  6. ^ "Province of Ilocos Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  7. ^ Hargrove, Thomas R. (1991). "The Mysteries of Taal: A Philippine volcano and lake, her sea life and lost towns", p.135. Bookmark, Manila. ISBN 971-569-046-7.
  8. ^ "Paoay, Philippines: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 

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