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Municipality of Sudipen
Sudipen town center
Sudipen town center
Official seal of Sudipen
Map of La Union with Sudipen highlighted
Map of La Union with Sudipen highlighted
Sudipen is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°54′N 120°28′E / 16.9°N 120.47°E / 16.9; 120.47Coordinates: 16°54′N 120°28′E / 16.9°N 120.47°E / 16.9; 120.47
Country Philippines
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceLa Union
District1st district of La Union
Barangays17 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorWendy Joy D. Buquing
 • Electorate11,994 voters (2016)
 • Total97.59 km2 (37.68 sq mi)
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total17,056
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)72
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)157,871,556.36 (2016)
Native languagesKankanaey language

Sudipen (Southern Ilocano pronunciation: [sudipɯn]), officially the Municipality of Sudipen, is a 4th class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,056 people.[3]


Sudipen is located 312 kilometres (194 mi) north-north-west of the Philippine capital, Manila, and 43 kilometres (27 mi) away from the provincial capital of San Fernando, La Union. It is bounded on the west by the municipalities of Bangar and Balaoan; on the east and north by the Amburayan River and the province of Ilocos Sur; and in the south by Santol.

Sudipen has a total land area of 97 square kilometers, making it the fifth largest municipality by land area in the province.[2] Barangay Bulalaan is the largest barangay with a land area of 8,988 hectares (22,210 acres), while Barangay Poblacion is the smallest with only 82 hectares (200 acres).


Sudipen is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.[2]

  • Bigbiga
  • Bulalaan
  • Castro
  • Duplas
  • Ilocano
  • Ipet
  • Maliclico
  • Namaltugan
  • Old Central ('Nagpanaoan)
  • Poblacion
  • Porporiket
  • San Francisco Norte
  • San Francisco Sur
  • San Jose
  • Sengngat
  • Turod
  • Up-uplas


Population census of Sudipen
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 3,569—    
1939 6,039+2.54%
1948 6,922+1.53%
1960 7,926+1.13%
1970 9,785+2.13%
1975 10,430+1.29%
1980 10,796+0.69%
1990 13,043+1.91%
1995 14,075+1.44%
2000 15,099+1.52%
2007 15,949+0.76%
2010 16,531+1.31%
2015 17,056+0.60%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Sudipen was 17,056 people,[3] with a density of 170 inhabitants per square kilometre or 440 inhabitants per square mile.

Local government[edit]

  • Mayor: Wendy Joy D. Buquing
  • Vice Mayor:
  • Sangguniang Bayan Members (Municipal Councilors):
    • Thelma R. Peña
    • Mandy L. Adviento
    • Jhobet L. Dee
    • Tita D. Mostoles
    • Melvin G. Macusi
    • Donnie Rey M. Piaoan
    • Marcelina P. Leonen
    • Edwin M. Belisoa, Jr. (appointed to fill-up the resultant vacancy)
    • Edwin O. Oribio - President of the Liga ng mga Barangay
    • Noli C. Cong-o - Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative



  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Province: La Union". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Province of La Union". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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