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Santa Ana

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Things to do: beaches, nature
Santa Ana is a second-class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 30,458 people. The municipality is on the north-easternmost point of Luzon and includes Palaui Island as well.Santa Ana is the home of the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and the Naval Base Camilo Osias (Naval Operating Base San Vicente) in Barangay San Vicente.BarangaysSanta Ana is politically subdivided into 16 barangays, listed here with the 2010 population. Casagan (Rural) = 587 Casambalangan (Port Irene; rural) = 5418 Centro (Poblacion; urban) = 4637 Diora-Zinungan (Rural) = 1163 Dungeg (Rural) = 721 Kapanikian (Rural) = 633 Marede (Rural) = 1334 Palawig (Rural) = 2461 Parada-Batu (Rural) = 849 Patunungan (Rural) = 1067 Rapuli (Rural) = 2622 San Vicente (Rural) = 4201 Santa Clara (Rural) = 1074 Santa Cruz (Rural) = 883 Visitacion (Rural) = 895 Tangatan (Rural) = 1913HistoryThe first inhabitants were the Negritos and "hacheros" under Don Julián Astigarraga of Aparri. Some fishermen from Minanga came and settled in Palawig. In 1891, Felipe Agarpao with some settlers organized a "gimong" called "Inanama." The purpose of the organisation was to acquire and occupy lands around the place. That same year, Briccio Campañano of Lapog, Ilocos Sur together with some others from Ilocos came to Palawig to apply for homesteads in the sitio of Marede. These settlers organized another "gimong" called "Dagupan."
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