Sual, Pangasinan

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Sual
Municipality
Municipality of Sual
Sual Pangasinan 2.JPG
Official seal of Sual
Seal
Map of Pangasinan with Sual highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with Sual highlighted
Sual is located in Philippines
Sual
Sual
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°04′N 120°06′E / 16.07°N 120.1°E / 16.07; 120.1Coordinates: 16°04′N 120°06′E / 16.07°N 120.1°E / 16.07; 120.1
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 1st district of Pangasinan
Founded May 20, 1805
Barangays 19 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Roberto Llamas Arcinue
 • Vice Mayor Dionisio Caburao Jr.
 • Electorate 23,911 voters (2016)
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 UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 2403
PSGC 015542000
IDD:area code +63 (0)75
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 216,238,426.90 (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence 11.80 (2012)[5]

Sual, officially the Municipality of Sual, (Pangasinan: Baley na Sual; Ilokano: Ili ti Sual; Tagalog: Bayan ng 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 19 barangays.

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

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Sual
YearPop.±% 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[edit]

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
(88)
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)
23
(73)
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. ^ "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. ^ Inquirer.net, Bolinao to sue barge owners for coal spill Archived 2009-03-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Sual, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

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