Santo Tomas, Isabela

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Santo Tomas
Municipality
Municipality of Santo Tomas
Official seal of Santo Tomas
Seal
Map of Isabela with Santo Tomas highlighted
Map of Isabela with Santo Tomas highlighted
Santo Tomas is located in Philippines
Santo Tomas
Santo Tomas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°24′N 121°46′E / 17.4°N 121.77°E / 17.4; 121.77Coordinates: 17°24′N 121°46′E / 17.4°N 121.77°E / 17.4; 121.77
Country  Philippines
Region Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Province Isabela
District 1st District of Isabela
Founded 1855
Barangays 27 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Antonio Talaue
 • Vice Mayor Leandro Antonio P. Talaue
 • Electorate 14,475 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 60.70 km2 (23.44 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 23,005
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3327
PSGC 023136000
IDD:area code +63 (0)78
Climate type tropical rainforest climate
Income class 4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 1,476,625.98 (2016)
Poverty incidence 23.38 (2012)[4]

Santo Tomas, officially the Municipality of Santo Tomas, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,005 people.[3]

In 1952, Santo Tomas lost 2 barrios when the barrios of Abut and Minagbag were transferred to the newly created town of Mallig.[5] In 1961, those barrios were transferred to the newly created municipality of Quezon[6]

Barangays[edit]

Santo Tomas is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.[2]

  • Ammugauan
  • Antagan
  • Bagabag
  • Bagutari
  • Balelleng
  • Barumbong
  • Biga Occidental
  • Biga Oriental
  • Bubug
  • Bolinao-Culalabo
  • Calanigan Norte
  • Calanigan Sur
  • Calinaoan Centro
  • Calinaoan Malasin
  • Calinaoan Norte
  • Cañogan Abajo Norte
  • Cañogan Abajo Sur
  • Cañogan Alto
  • Centro
  • Colunguan
  • Malapagay
  • San Rafael Abajo
  • San Rafael Alto
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Uauang-Tuliao
  • Uauang-Galicia

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Santo Tomas
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 3,678 —    
1960 11,460 +2.01%
1970 13,575 +1.71%
1975 14,239 +0.96%
1980 15,915 +2.25%
1990 18,063 +1.27%
1995 20,089 +2.01%
2000 21,380 +1.34%
2007 22,172 +0.50%
2010 21,688 −0.80%
2015 23,005 +1.13%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, the population of Santo Tomas, Isabela, was 23,005 people,[3] with a density of 380 inhabitants per square kilometre or 980 inhabitants per square mile.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Santo Tomas, Isabela
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
35
(95)
35
(95)
35
(95)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
28
(82)
32
(89.6)
Average low °C (°F) 19
(66)
20
(68)
21
(70)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
20
(68)
21.8
(71.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.2
(1.228)
23
(0.91)
27.7
(1.091)
28.1
(1.106)
113.5
(4.469)
141.4
(5.567)
176.4
(6.945)
236.6
(9.315)
224.9
(8.854)
247.7
(9.752)
222.9
(8.776)
178
(7.01)
1,651.4
(65.023)
Average rainy days 10 6 5 5 13 12 15 15 15 17 16 15 144
Source: World Weather Online[10]

Economy[edit]

Farming is its primary source of income. The most widespread plantations were rice, corn and tobacco farms. Locals also raise livestock for extra income.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Isabela". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Mallig in the Province of Isabela". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  6. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipality of Quezon in the Province of Isabela". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2014-12-06. 
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Province of Isabela". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Santo Tomas, Isabela: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

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