Sual, Pangasinan

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Sual
Municipality
Sual Pangasinan 2.JPG
Official seal of Sual
Seal
Location in Pangasinan
Location in Pangasinan
Sual is located in Philippines
Sual
Sual
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°04′N 120°06′E / 16.067°N 120.100°E / 16.067; 120.100Coordinates: 16°04′N 120°06′E / 16.067°N 120.100°E / 16.067; 120.100
Country Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 1st district of Pangasinan
Barangays 19
Government[1]
 • Mayor Roberto Llamas Arcinue
 • Vice Mayor Dionisio Caburao Jr.
 • Electorate 23,911 voters (2016 election)
Area[2]
 • Total 130.16 km2 (50.26 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 34,149
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2403
PSGC 015542000
Dialing code +63 (0)75
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue ₱ 311,093,559.73 (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence 11.80 (2012)[5]

Sual (Pangasinan: Baley na Sual, Ilocano: Ili ti Sual) is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 34,149 people.[3]

The Philippines largest coal power plant, the 1200 megawatt Sual Power Station, is located in this municipality. It used to be owned by Mirant Services LLC.

Sual is one of the towns where the Spanish galleon brought their goods to trade.

Barangays[edit]

Sual is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.[2]

  • Baquioen
  • Baybay Norte
  • Baybay Sur
  • Bolaoen
  • Cabalitian
  • Calumbuyan
  • Camagsingalan
  • Caoayan
  • Capantolan
  • Macaycayawan
  • Pagasa
  • Paitan East
  • Paitan West
  • Pangascasan
  • Poblacion
  • Santo Domingo
  • Seselangen
  • Sioasio East
  • Sioasio West
  • Victoria

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Sual
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 2,986 —    
1918 4,286 +2.44%
1939 6,396 +1.92%
1948 7,458 +1.72%
1960 9,412 +1.96%
1970 12,528 +2.90%
1975 14,367 +2.78%
1980 15,796 +1.91%
1990 19,594 +2.18%
1995 20,929 +1.24%
2000 25,832 +4.62%
2007 29,925 +2.05%
2010 31,216 +1.55%
2015 34,149 +1.72%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

Government[edit]

Mayor

The mayor is Roberto Llamas Arcinue, businessman and founder of RLAC which helped build the Sual Power Plant. He is the husband of historian Arabela V. Arcinue. He succeeded his son John Rodney V. Arcinue, who served for three terms.

Maritime issues[edit]

On January, 2008, Bolinao Mayor Alfonso Celeste said the local government will file damage suit against Indonesian owners of the barge APOL 3003. The University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UPMSI) stated that the environmental damage was PHP54.9 million. The barge towed by a tug boat from Indonesia to the power plant in Sual on November 27 when Typhoon Mina destroyed its anchor and rope, then hurled it to Ilog Malino reef, spilling 95% of its coal cargo. The hard coal spill spread to 33 hectares (82 acres) of coral and sea grass areas.[9]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Sual, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31.1
(88.1)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22.8
(72.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5.1
(0.201)
11.6
(0.457)
21.1
(0.831)
27.7
(1.091)
232.9
(9.169)
350.8
(13.811)
679.8
(26.764)
733.1
(28.862)
505
(19.88)
176.6
(6.953)
67.2
(2.646)
17.7
(0.697)
2,828.6
(111.362)
Average rainy days 3 3 3 4 14 18 23 25 22 15 8 4 142
Source: World Weather Online[10]

Tourism[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "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. ^ Inquirer.net, Bolinao to sue barge owners for coal spill
  10. ^ "Sual, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

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