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Palanan, officially the Municipality of Palanan, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,260 people.[3]

Palanan
Municipality of Palanan
Aerial view of Palanan after Super Typhoon Megi (PAGASA name:Juan)
Aerial view of Palanan after Super Typhoon Megi (PAGASA name:Juan)
Official seal of Palanan
Seal
Map of Isabela with Palanan highlighted
Map of Isabela with Palanan highlighted
Palanan is located in Philippines
Palanan
Palanan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°03′32″N 122°25′48″E / 17.0589°N 122.43°E / 17.0589; 122.43Coordinates: 17°03′32″N 122°25′48″E / 17.0589°N 122.43°E / 17.0589; 122.43
Country Philippines
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceIsabela
District2nd District of Isabela
Founded1823
Barangays17 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorElizabeth B. Ochoa
 • Vice MayorJimmy B. Gonzales
 • CongressmanEd Christopher S. Go
 • Electorate9,550 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total880.24 km2 (339.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total17,260
 • Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3334
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)78
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱)152.9 million  (2016)
Poverty incidence48.6 (2012)[4]
Native languagesParanan
Ibanag
Ilocano
Paranan Agta
Tagalog
Websitewww.palanan-isabela.gov.ph

Palanan is one of the four (4) remote and isolated coastal towns of Isabela facing the Philippine Sea on the east and separated from the rest of the province by the Sierra Madre Mountains. It is also a suburb of Ilagan City, the provincial capital. There are no roads that connects the town to the rest of province. It can only be reached by a plane or boat ride, or a multi-day hike from the town of San Mariano, also a suburb of Ilagan City.[5]

It was in Palanan that one of the final chapters of the Philippine-American War was written on March 23, 1901, when General Emilio Aguinaldo was captured by American forces led by Gen. Frederick Funston, who had gained access to Aguinaldo's camp by pretending to surrender to the Filipinos.

Contents

BarangaysEdit

Palanan is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.[2]

  • Alomanay
  • Bisag
  • Culasi
  • Dialaoyao
  • Dibewan
  • Dicadyuan
  • Dicotkotan
  • Diddadungan
  • Didyan
  • Dimalicu-licu
  • Dimasari
  • Dimatican
  • Ditambali
  • Maligaya
  • Marikit
  • Centro East (Poblacion)
  • Centro West (Poblacion)

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 1,080—    
1918 2,410+5.50%
1939 3,109+1.22%
1948 4,045+2.97%
1960 5,599+2.75%
1970 7,518+2.99%
1975 8,930+3.51%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 10,295+2.88%
1990 11,431+1.05%
1995 13,220+2.76%
2000 15,317+3.21%
2007 16,254+0.82%
2010 16,094−0.36%
2015 17,260+1.34%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Palanan, Isabela, was 17,260 people,[3] with a density of 20 inhabitants per square kilometre or 52 inhabitants per square mile.

TransportationEdit

The most common forms of transportation in Palanan are by horses, motorcycles, tricycles, or an improvised motorcycles called kuligligs.[5][9]

Because of its isolation, Palanan can be reached quickest by a 23-30 minute flight in a six-seater, single-engine Cyclone Air Cessna commuter plane from Cauayan City. Palanan is served by the Palanan Municipal Airport.[5][9]

By water, a boat ride from the neighboring town of Divilacan or in the towns of Dingalan and Baler in Aurora province in the south usually takes about two to three (2-3) hours and six to seven (6-7) hours, respectively.[9]

By land, Palanan can also be reached by hiking over the Sierra Madres from the neighboring town of San Mariano, which could take about three to five days.[10]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Palanan, Isabela
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
29
(84)
28
(82)
27
(81)
25
(77)
26
(79)
27
(81)
31
(88)
29
(84)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
21
(70)
21
(70)
21
(70)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 162
(6.4)
156
(6.1)
90
(3.5)
60
(2.4)
144
(5.7)
201
(7.9)
159
(6.3)
108
(4.3)
111
(4.4)
237
(9.3)
276
(10.9)
171
(6.7)
1,875
(73.9)
Average rainy days 14 12 11 11 16 19 16 14 16 18 18 15 180
Source: World Weather Online[11]

ReferencesEdit

  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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ a b c Christian (2011-06-13). "Palanan and Maconacon". Off the Beaten Track in the Philippines. Retrieved on 2014-09-28.
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Province of Isabela". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. ^ a b c Jay (2013-01-09). "Palanan - Isabela's Best Kept Secrets". Lets Go Philippines. Retrieved on 2014-09-28.
  10. ^ "The Palanan Trails". Waypoint.PH. Retrieved on 2014-09-28.
  11. ^ "Palanan, Isabela: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015.

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