San Nicolas, Pangasinan

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San Nicolas
Municipality
Municipality of San Nicolas
San Nicolas Town Hall
San Nicolas Town Hall
Official seal of San Nicolas
Seal
Map of Pangasinan with San Nicolas highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with San Nicolas highlighted
San Nicolas is located in Philippines
San Nicolas
San Nicolas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°04′12″N 120°45′55″E / 16.07°N 120.76528°E / 16.07; 120.76528Coordinates: 16°04′12″N 120°45′55″E / 16.07°N 120.76528°E / 16.07; 120.76528
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 6th district of Pangasinan
Founded 1610
Barangays 33 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Rebecca Mejica Saldivar
 • Vice Mayor Joel Luansin
 • Electorate 23,297 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 210.20 km2 (81.16 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 35,574
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 2447
PSGC 015536000
IDD:area code +63 (0)75
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 120,482,854.87 (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence 13.91 (2012)[5]

San Nicolas, officially the Municipality of San Nicolas, (Pangasinan: Baley na San Nicolas; Ilokano: Ili ti San Nicolas; Tagalog: Bayan ng San Nicolas), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 35,574 people.[3]

It is the only town that borders Nueva Vizcaya.

Soon the completion building and concreting of the Villa Verde Road will be a short cut to go to Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya and easier access to the upland barangays of Malico and Fianza.

Barangay[edit]

San Nicolas is located in north-eastern part of Pangasinan and is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.

  • Bensican
  • Cabitnongan
  • Caboloan
  • Cacabugaoan
  • Calanutian
  • Calaocan
  • Camanggaan/
  • Camindoroan/
  • Casaratan/
  • Dalumpinas/
  • Fianza/
  • Lungao/
  • Malico/
  • Malilion/
  • Nagkaysa/
  • Nining
  • Poblacion East/ the epicenter
  • Poblacion West/ the center
  • Salingcob
  • Salpad
  • San Felipe East
  • San Felipe West
  • San Isidro (Sta. Cruzan)
  • San Jose Del Rio
  • San Rafael Centro
  • San Rafael East
  • San Rafael West
  • San Roque
  • Santa Maria East
  • Santa Maria West
  • Santo Tomas
  • Siblot
  • Sobol

Places of interest[edit]

A waterfall cascading down several small ridges splitting one large fall into several smaller ones
Agpay falls

San Nicolas is a place with many waterfalls from the Caraballo Mountain Range and a number of rivers that serve as a picnic ground for vacationers during holidays and summertime.

Lipit falls are located in Barangay Sta. Maria East. It is an hour trail from the Red Arrow Monument along Cabalitian River. Best time to visit the place is during the summertime but it is also safe to go there during rainy seasons.

Agpay falls is in Barangay San Felipe East. During the '70s up to the '80s it was actually one of the best natural tourist spots in eastern Pangasinan.

Other waterfalls of interest include: Pinsal falls 1, 2 and 3, located in Sitio Nagsimbaoaan in Barangay Cacabugaoan; Mambolo falls, located at Brgy. Salpad and Pinsal Bensican in brgy. Bensican; and Baracbac falls are located in Barangay Fianza just north of Sitio Puyao.

Mejias Resort is located at town proper of San Nicolas. It has a wide space for picnic area and reception hall for kinds of parties and events.They are accepting decorating services and catering for all kinds of special events, including the concept and design, planning, day of coordination, and much more. They have also swimming pools for adults and children.

Krystala de Corazon is located at Barangay Calaocan, San Nicolas.

Esperanza's Garden is located at Barangay Cabitnongan, San Nicolas.

Cabalisian River - crystal clear water located at Brgy. Sta. Maria.

Demographics[edit]

Population Census of San Nicolas
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 9,780—    
1918 12,628+1.72%
1939 16,088+1.16%
1948 18,218+1.39%
1960 19,080+0.39%
1970 21,687+1.29%
1975 23,377+1.52%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 23,243−0.11%
1990 27,415+1.66%
1995 29,058+1.10%
2000 31,418+1.69%
2007 33,419+0.86%
2010 34,108+0.75%
2015 35,574+0.80%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for San Nicolas, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
34
(93)
35
(95)
34
(93)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
32
(90)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.6
(0.535)
10.4
(0.409)
18.2
(0.717)
15.7
(0.618)
178.4
(7.024)
227.9
(8.972)
368
(14.49)
306.6
(12.071)
310.6
(12.228)
215.7
(8.492)
70.3
(2.768)
31.1
(1.224)
1,766.5
(69.548)
Average rainy days 3 2 2 4 14 16 23 21 24 15 10 6 140
Source: World Weather Online[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Pangasinan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pangasinan : Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index". Makati City, Philippines: National Competitiveness Council (Philippines). Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "San Nicolas, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

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