Alcala, Cagayan

Alcala, officially the Municipality of Alcala, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 41,295 people. [3]

Alcala
Municipality of Alcala
Official seal of Alcala
Map of Cagayan with Alcala highlighted
Map of Cagayan with Alcala highlighted
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Alcala is located in Philippines
Alcala
Alcala
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°54′11″N 121°39′32″E / 17.903142°N 121.658961°E / 17.903142; 121.658961Coordinates: 17°54′11″N 121°39′32″E / 17.903142°N 121.658961°E / 17.903142; 121.658961
CountryPhilippines
RegionCagayan Valley
ProvinceCagayan
District 1st district
Barangays25 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorCristina Antonio
 • Vice MayorJoy C. Duruin
 • RepresentativeRamon C. Nolasco Jr.
 • Electorate24,507 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total187.20 km2 (72.28 sq mi)
Elevation
36 m (118 ft)
Highest elevation
219 m (719 ft)
Lowest elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total41,295
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
 • Households
9,163
Economy
 • Income class3rd municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence13.58% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱185,294,033.29 (2020)
 • Assets₱406,261,382.59 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱133,936,220.28 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱73,282,818.50 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityCagayan 1 Electric Cooperative (CAGELCO 1)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3507
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)78
Native languagesIbanag
Ilocano
Tagalog

Alcala is home to the Saint Philomene Church, regarded as the widest church in the Cagayan Valley.

Alcala is the birthplace of Senator Melecio Arranz of 1st Senatorial District of the Philippines.

BarangaysEdit

Alcala is politically subdivided into 25 barangays.

  • Abbeg
  • Afusing Bato
  • Afusing Daga
  • Agani
  • Baculod
  • Baybayog
  • Cabuluan
  • Calantac
  • Carallangan
  • Centro Norte (Poblacion)
  • Centro Sur (Poblacion)
  • Dalaoig
  • Damurog
  • Jurisdiction
  • Malalatan
  • Maraburab
  • Masin
  • Pagbangkeruan
  • Pared
  • Piggatan
  • Pinopoc
  • Pussian
  • San Esteban
  • Tamban
  • Tupang

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Alcala, Cagayan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24
(75)
25
(77)
28
(82)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
26
(79)
24
(75)
28
(82)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
21
(70)
23
(72)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 150
(5.9)
106
(4.2)
84
(3.3)
48
(1.9)
103
(4.1)
115
(4.5)
134
(5.3)
156
(6.1)
136
(5.4)
240
(9.4)
246
(9.7)
300
(11.8)
1,818
(71.6)
Average rainy days 19 14.3 12.8 10.8 17.7 18.9 21.5 23.3 22.1 20.4 20.3 22.2 223.3
Source: Meteoblue [5]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Alcala
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 7,308—    
1918 9,808+1.98%
1939 12,480+1.15%
1948 13,214+0.64%
1960 17,723+2.48%
1970 21,328+1.87%
1975 22,568+1.14%
1980 24,505+1.66%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1990 29,161+1.76%
1995 32,035+1.78%
2000 33,997+1.28%
2007 35,694+0.67%
2010 37,773+2.08%
2015 38,883+0.55%
2020 41,295+1.19%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[6][7][8][9]

In the 2020 census, the population of Alcala, Cagayan, was 41,295 people, [3] with a density of 220 inhabitants per square kilometre or 570 inhabitants per square mile.

EconomyEdit

Alcala Milk Candy is a famous product of this municipality.

Local governmentEdit

Congressman: Ramon Nolasco Jr.

Governor: Manuel Mamba

Vice Governor: Melvin Vargas Jr.

Board Member, 1st District:

Jean Alphonse Ponce

Christopher Barcena

Narciso Pascual

Mayor: Cristina Antonio

Vice Mayor: Joy Duruin

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Alcala | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2020). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ "Alcala, Cagayan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  6. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  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. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Cagayan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  11. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.

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