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Agno, Pangasinan

Agno, Pangasinan
Full nameAgno
Native name langfil
Settlement typeMunicipality
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
District1st District, Pangasinan
MayorJose N. Pajeta Jr. (Lakas Kampi CMD)
Vice MayorWilson N. Rosete (Lakas Kampi CMD)
Total Area65.5 sq mi (169.75 km2)
Total Population27027 (2007)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code2408
Income class4th class; rural

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Agno is a 4th class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 26,023 people in 5,493 households.

The town is characterized by beautiful rolling terrain and rainfed rice fields which one traverses on the way to the town proper. As one nears the poblacion, or town plaza, the road passes along the beautiful Mabini river, which in turn meets with the South China Sea further west. The town shares borders with the town of Bani to the north, the town of Mabini and Alaminos City to the East and with Burgos to the South.

It is a quaint little town whose main livelihood is fishing and agriculture, although a number of her sons and daughters work as doctors, nurses, engineers and accountants in numerous countries around the globe. The town plaza is home to a centuries old Roman Catholic church, as well as one of the first congregations of the Philippine Independent Church.

The town boasts of natural attractions such as the Mabini river, the Umbrella Rocks in Sabangan, as well as several beaches - Agno Beach being the longest and most popular. There are several other beaches hidden along the coast such as the Macaboboni cove (which features a small cave) as well as a white beach in Brgy. Gayusan. To the southern end of Agno Beach, the brave of heart can dive from a two story high rock amidst crashing waves and end up in a beautiful coral garden below. Also, a Japanese gunboat is said to have sunk a few hundred meters away from Agno's shores, awaiting discovery by curious divers. The summer months of April and May are a good time to go as the town's market abounds with fruit such as mangoes and duhat, as well as fresh catch such as tuna, flying fish, grouper, lobsters and other treasures of the sea.

Arthur Cabantac was the mayor of Agno from 2007 until he was shot while playing Mahjong.

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Manila Bulletin--Meanwhile, a river cruise of decorated bancas called “Banca Parada” along the -Agno- River to be highlighted by the giving of Pakar Awards to the cleanest ... - Date : Sun, 25 Apr 2010 08:40:24 GMT+00:00
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Philippine Information Agency--On the days that follow, there will be a "Banca Parada' staring at the Limahong channel in Lingayen, cruise along -Agno- river and will end in Bugallon town, ... - Date : Fri, 23 Apr 2010 10:48:35 GMT+00:00

Component local government units of Pangasinan

Municipalities: Agno * Aguilar * Alcala * Anda * Asingan * Balungao * Bani * Basista * Bautista * Bayambang * Binalonan * Binmaley * Bolinao * Bugallon * Burgos * Calasiao * Dasol * Infanta * Labrador * Laoac * Lingayen * Mabini * Malasiqui * Manaoag * Mangaldan * Mangatarem * Mapandan * Natividad * Pozorrubio * Rosales * San Fabian * San Jacinto * San Manuel * San Nicolas * San Quintin * Santa Barbara * Santa Maria * Santo Tomas * Sison * Sual * Tayug * Umingan * Urbiztondo * Villasis
Component cities: Alaminos City * San Carlos City * Urdaneta City ----
Independent component city: Dagupan City
(Administratively independent from the province, but grouped under Pangasinan by the [ National Statistics Office])

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