Peñablanca

Peñablanca, officially the Municipality of Peñablanca (Ibanag: Ili nat Peñablanca; Ilocano: Ili ti Peñablanca; Tagalog: Bayan ng Peñablanca), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 48,584 people.[3]

Peñablanca
Municipality of Peñablanca
Pinacanauan River (Penablanca, Cagayan).jpg
Map of Cagayan with Peñablanca highlighted
Map of Cagayan with Peñablanca highlighted
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Peñablanca is located in Philippines
Peñablanca
Peñablanca
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°38′N 121°47′E / 17.63°N 121.78°E / 17.63; 121.78Coordinates: 17°38′N 121°47′E / 17.63°N 121.78°E / 17.63; 121.78
CountryPhilippines
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceCagayan
District3rd District
Barangays24 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorWashington M. Taguinod
 • Vice MayorMarilyn J. Taguinod
 • CongressmanJoseph L. Lara
 • Electorate27,104 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total1,193.20 km2 (460.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total48,584
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Households
10,681
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence12.62% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱230,124,372.72 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3502
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)78
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesIbanag
Ilocano
Itawis language
Atta language
Tagalog
Websitewww.penablanca-cagayan.gov.ph

Situated east of the provincial capital Tuguegarao, the municipality is home to the Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape which contains the Callao Cave (part of the Callao Limestone Formation Paleolithic Archaeological Site), one of the province's well-known landmarks and tourist spots.

It is also home to the charcoal-drawn Peñablanca petrographs. Both the Peñablanca petrographs and the Callao Limestone Formation are included as tentative sites of the Philippines for future inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.[5] The Callao Limstone Formation has at least 93 archaeological sites that yielded stone tools of Paleolithic industry and bones and shells of animals still living in the vicinity.

The fifth chamber of the Callao Cave, part of the Callao Limestone Formation Paleolithic Archaeological Site

BarangaysEdit

Peñablanca is divided into 24 barangays.

  • Aggugaddan
  • Alimanao
  • Baliuag
  • Bical
  • Bugatay
  • Buyun
  • Cabasan
  • Cabbo
  • Callao
  • Camasi
  • Centro (Poblacion)
  • Dodan
  • Lapi
  • Malibabag
  • Mangga
  • Minanga
  • Nabbabalayan
  • Nanguilattan
  • Nannarian
  • Parabba
  • Patagueleg
  • Quibal
  • San Roque (Litto)
  • Sisim

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Peñablanca
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,969—    
1918 6,478+1.78%
1939 8,864+1.50%
1948 8,799−0.08%
1960 13,119+3.38%
1970 18,218+3.33%
1975 21,638+3.51%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 24,888+2.84%
1990 30,527+2.06%
1995 33,190+1.58%
2000 37,872+2.87%
2007 40,336+0.87%
2015 48,584+2.35%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Peñablanca, Cagayan, was 48,584 people,[3] with a density of 41 inhabitants per square kilometre or 110 inhabitants per square mile.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Peñablanca, Cagayan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25
(77)
26
(79)
28
(82)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
28
(82)
27
(81)
25
(77)
29
(83)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 155
(6.1)
113
(4.4)
89
(3.5)
58
(2.3)
127
(5.0)
131
(5.2)
154
(6.1)
184
(7.2)
151
(5.9)
247
(9.7)
221
(8.7)
292
(11.5)
1,922
(75.6)
Average rainy days 19.6 14.8 13.4 12.0 19.4 19.8 23.0 25.0 23.0 19.4 19.1 21.6 230.1
Source: Meteoblue [9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Cagayan". 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 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Petroglyphs and Petrographs of the Philippines". whc.unesco.org. UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  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 Cagayan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Peñablanca, Cagayan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 15 December 2018.

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