POLITICAL BOUNDARIES
North Municipality of San Juan
South Municipality of Bauang
East Municipalities of Bagulin and Naguilian
West South China Sea
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND SUBDIVISIONS
Land Area 106.88 sq. km.
Climate Wet and Dry Season
Number of Barangays 59
DEMOGRAPHICS
Population 115,494 *
Growth Rate 2.27%
Population Density

1,081 persons/sq.km

Households 24,139 **
Major Dialects/Languages

Ilocano, Filipino and English

Religion

Predominantly Roman Catholic

Literacy Rate

97.77%

EMPLOYMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
Labor Force

29,937

Labor Force Participation Rate 54.22%
Employment Rate 94.73%
Poverty Incidence 14.60% ***
Classification

Class C Component City

Average Annual LGU Income P 253,154,737.43 
Number of Banks 31 (Rural Banks, Government and Universal Banks- including branches)
Number of Cooperatives 129

AGRICULTURE/FOOD SUFFICIENCY

Rice 29%
Fish 108%
Livestock 32%
Fruits 71%
Vegetables 97%
BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
Trading 44%
Services 53%
Manufacturing 3%
INDUSTRIES Commercial, Trading Center and Manufacturing
RESOURCES Marine
TRADITIONAL PRODUCTS Corn, rice, livestock, tobacco, vegetables, mango, marine and fresh water fish
INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITIES
Road Network 189.946 Kilometers ****
Bridges 39 bridges or 628.89 Lineal Meters ****
Airport 1 (Domestic)
Seaport 1 (International)
Power all barangays electrified
Water 97.03% households with potable water; 1 water district
Telecommunication 100% postal and telegraph coverage; 11,404 telephone connections
SOCIAL SERVICES
Number of Hospitals / Clinics 5 (Government and Private)
Number of Schools 32 (Public) & 55 (Private)
 
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Botanical Garden, Bacsil Bridge, Pindangan Ruins, Macho Temple, Heroes’ Hill, Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Poro Point Board Walk
CITY FIESTA January 28 to February 15
PATRONAL FIESTA February 10 (St. William the Hermit)
Note: * NSO Projection
** PPDO Projection
*** NCSB
****  National, Provincial, Municipal and Barangay
 
 
     
 
 
 

LOCATION

 
 
  • The transit point as well as origin-destination of buses plying the Manila-Laoag City route
  • Only 270 kilometers north of Metro Manila (5 to 6 hours of travel by land)
  • Only 60 kilometers, about an hour, away by car from Baguio City, the Summer Capital of the Philippines and transit point to the mountain vistas and rich cultural tourist destinations in the highlands of the Cordilleras
  • 136 kilometers, two (2) hours away by car from the Spanish-influenced attractions of Vigan (Ilocos Sur)
  • Three (3) hours to the old churches of Paoay
  • 221 kilometers, Six (6) hours to the white sand beaches of Pagudpud (Ilocos Norte)
  • 78 kilometers away from Urdaneta City
  • 73 kilometers away from Dagupan City
 
     
 

LOCAL ECONOMY

 
 

Agriculture remains the people’s main source of livelihood, with most of the arable lands planted to rice, legumes, leafy vegetables, root crops, fruit trees, corn and tobacco. Other means of existence of the people in the area is fishing especially those living along the coastline/seashore. The produce of these fishers are marketed within the locality and nearly towns and provinces.

Many manufacturing, construction utility (electric, gas and water), transportation and communication, retail and service firms have put up shop in the city. Most of the local businessmen are engaged in the wholesale and retail trade.

Tourism also invigorates economic activity. The city has several class A hotels and resorts, night spots and seminar/conference venues to suit the needs of businessmen and tourists.

 
     
     
 
 
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