Santa Maria, Pangasinan

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Santa Maria
Municipality
Skyline of Santa Maria
Official seal of Santa Maria
Seal
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Santa Maria
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Santa Maria
Santa Maria is located in Philippines
Santa Maria
Santa Maria
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°58′51″N 120°42′01″E / 15.98083°N 120.70028°E / 15.98083; 120.70028Coordinates: 15°58′51″N 120°42′01″E / 15.98083°N 120.70028°E / 15.98083; 120.70028
Country Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 6th district of Pangasinan
Barangays 23
Government[1]
 • Mayor Teodoro Ramos
 • Vice Mayor Condring Ignacio
 • Electorate 19,187 voters (2016 election)
Area[2]
 • Total 69.50 km2 (26.83 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 33,038
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2440
PSGC 015539000
IDD:area code +63 (0)75
Income class 4th municipal income class
Revenue ₱ 7,213,889.73 (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence 16.57 (2012)[5]
Website www.santamaria.gov.ph

Santa Maria is a 4th class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 33,038 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Santa Maria is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.

  • Bal-loy
  • Bantog
  • Caboluan
  • Cal-litang
  • Capandanan
  • Cauplasan
  • Dalayap
  • Libsong
  • Namagbagan
  • Paitan
  • Pataquid
  • Pilar
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion West
  • Pugot
  • Samon
  • San Alejandro
  • San Mariano
  • San Pablo
  • San Patricio
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Rosa

History[edit]

Sta. Maria was formerly a barrio of the municipality of Tayug.

Sta. Maria was founded on January 10, 1855 and was governed by a Captain until 1863. In 1864 Sta. Maria was incorporated into the municipality of Tayug due to Sta. Maria's inability to maintain its financial stability. In 1877 the inhabitants of Sta. Maria applied for separation, as a distinct municipality, from the municipality of Tayug. The application was granted and Sta. Maria, again became a town under the governance of Captain Eugenio Vinluan.

In 1903, the Americans arrived in Sta. Maria and their rule began. In 1901 there was an election for the president of Sta. Maria. This was during the United States military government of the islands. The President was given a two years term, due to his good administration.

Again, in 1903, Sta. Maria was incorporated into the town of Tayug. for financial reasons, as before, but in 1907 a special election was held for the purpose of returning all small municipalities that had incorporated with bigger towns. Don Alejandro Gonzales was then elected president and served until 1910 when he was succeeded by Don Mariano de Guzman who served to 1912. From this date, to the present, the different successions of presidents, alcaldes and mayors had occurred all over the islands.

For many years, during the Spanish Regime, religion was the basis of educating the masses. From time to time missionaries of different orders were sent out to Sta. Maria to carry out religious services as required of them. It was during the routine visit of a certain priest from the town of Asingan, which was then the most eastern town of the province of Pangasinan, who had extended his mission farther into the east and came to a village. The village was located on a plain in which the Agno River ran and which with a little effort could be irrigated. The missionary believed that the village could be developed into a prosperous community. Finding the residents to be hospitable, he chatted with them and, in the course of conversation, he thought of giving the place a name. Since it was the Virgin Mary's Day, he called the people of the village to him and with a simple but impressive solemnity proclaimed this place as Sta. Maria on this, the Virgin Mary's day.

In the course of time prominent people improved the locality and transferred the town site from Namagbagan, which is now a barrio of the municipality, to its present site near a clay promontory where it formed an impregnable defense against the yearly erosion of the Agno, thus annexing "De Pila" to the original name and making Sta. Maria de Pila its final name, a name which is known beyond the confines of the province of Pangasinan.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Santa Maria
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 7,628 —    
1918 7,362 −0.24%
1939 10,295 +1.61%
1948 12,802 +2.45%
1960 14,230 +0.89%
1970 16,296 +1.36%
1975 18,766 +2.87%
1980 19,018 +0.27%
1990 23,793 +2.27%
1995 25,278 +1.14%
2000 27,860 +2.11%
2007 30,721 +1.36%
2010 31,091 +0.44%
2015 33,038 +1.16%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Santa Maria, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
31.4
(88.4)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
22.7
(72.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 127.5
(5.02)
115.8
(4.559)
129.7
(5.106)
141.1
(5.555)
248.2
(9.772)
165
(6.5)
185.3
(7.295)
161.9
(6.374)
221.4
(8.717)
299.5
(11.791)
199
(7.83)
188.7
(7.429)
2,183.1
(85.948)
Average rainy days 17 17 17 15 20 19 19 20 21 20 17 19 221
Source: World Weather Online[9]

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Province: PANGASINAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pangasinan : Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index". Makati City, Philippines: National Competitiveness Council (Philippines). Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Santa Maria, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

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