Santa Maria, Pangasinan

Santa Maria, officially the Municipality of Santa Maria (Pangasinan: Baley na Santa Maria; Ilocano: Ili ti Santa Maria; Tagalog: Bayan ng Santa Maria), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 33,038 people. [3]

Santa Maria
Municipality of Santa Maria
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Official seal of Santa Maria
Seal
Map of Pangasinan with Santa Maria highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with Santa Maria highlighted
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Santa Maria is located in Philippines
Santa Maria
Santa Maria
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°58′51″N 120°42′01″E / 15.98083°N 120.70028°E / 15.98083; 120.70028Coordinates: 15°58′51″N 120°42′01″E / 15.98083°N 120.70028°E / 15.98083; 120.70028
Country Philippines
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvincePangasinan
District6th district
Barangays23 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJulius C. Ramos
 • Vice MayorTeodoro A. Ramos
 • CongressmanTyrone D. Agabas
 • Electorate21,777 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total69.50 km2 (26.83 sq mi)
Elevation
45 m (148 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total33,038
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Households
7,371
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence11.77% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱83,358,047.58 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2440
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)75
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesPangasinan
Ilocano
Tagalog
Websitewww.santamaria.gov.ph

BarangaysEdit

Santa Maria is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.

  • Bal-loy
  • Bantog
  • Caboluan
  • Cal-litang
  • Capandanan
  • Cauplasan
  • Dalayap
  • Libsong
  • Namagbagan
  • Paitan
  • Pataquid
  • Pilar
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion West
  • Pugot
  • Samon
  • San Alejandro
  • San Mariano
  • San Pablo
  • San Patricio
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Rosa

HistoryEdit

Santa Maria was formerly a barrio of the municipality of Tayug.

Santa Maria was founded on January 10, 1855 and was governed by a Captain until 1863. In 1864 Santa Maria was incorporated into the municipality of Tayug due to Santa Maria's inability to maintain its financial stability. In 1877 the inhabitants of Santa Maria applied for separation, as a distinct municipality, from the municipality of Tayug. The application was granted and Santa Maria, again became a town under the governance of Captain Eugenio Vinluan.

In 1903, the Americans arrived in Santa Maria and their rule began. In 1901 there was an election for the president of Santa Maria. This was during the United States military government of the islands. The President was given a two years term, due to his good administration.

Again, in 1903, Santa Maria was incorporated into the town of Tayug. for financial reasons, as before, but in 1907 a special election was held for the purpose of returning all small municipalities that had incorporated with bigger towns. Don Alejandro Gonzales was then elected president and served until 1910 when he was succeeded by Don Mariano de Guzman who served to 1912. From this date, to the present, the different successions of presidents, alcaldes and mayors had occurred all over the islands.

For many years, during the Spanish Regime, religion was the basis of educating the masses. From time to time missionaries of different orders were sent out to Santa Maria to carry out religious services as required of them. It was during the routine visit of a certain priest from the town of Asingan, which was then the most eastern town of the province of Pangasinan, who had extended his mission farther into the east and came to a village. The village was located on a plain in which the Agno River ran and which with a little effort could be irrigated. The missionary believed that the village could be developed into a prosperous community. Finding the residents to be hospitable, he chatted with them and, in the course of conversation, he thought of giving the place a name. Since it was the Virgin Mary's Day, he called the people of the village to him and with a simple but impressive solemnity proclaimed this place as Santa Maria on this, the Virgin Mary's day.

In the course of time prominent people improved the locality and transferred the town site from Namagbagan, which is now a barrio of the municipality, to its present site near a clay promontory where it formed an impregnable defense against the yearly erosion of the Agno, thus annexing "De Pila" to the original name and making Santa Maria de Pila its final name, a name which is known beyond the confines of the province of Pangasinan.

The town much progressive due to close proximity to Rosales and Tayug.

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Santa Maria
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 7,628—    
1918 7,362−0.24%
1939 10,295+1.61%
1948 12,802+2.45%
1960 14,230+0.89%
1970 16,296+1.36%
1975 18,766+2.87%
1980 19,018+0.27%
1990 23,793+2.27%
1995 25,278+1.14%
2000 27,860+2.11%
2007 30,721+1.36%
2010 31,091+0.44%
2015 33,038+1.16%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Santa Maria, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 127.5
(5.02)
115.8
(4.56)
129.7
(5.11)
141.1
(5.56)
248.2
(9.77)
165
(6.5)
185.3
(7.30)
161.9
(6.37)
221.4
(8.72)
299.5
(11.79)
199
(7.8)
188.7
(7.43)
2,183.1
(85.93)
Average rainy days 17 17 17 15 20 19 19 20 21 20 17 19 221
Source: World Weather Online[8]

Image galleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Santa Maria | (DILG)
  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. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Santa Maria, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015.

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