Paoay, officially the Municipality of Paoay (Ilocano: Ili ti Paoay; Filipino: Bayan ng Paoay), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 24,866 people. The town is home to the Paoay Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Paoay is politically subdivided into 31 barangays.
In the 2015 census, the population of Paoay was 24,866 people, with a density of 330 inhabitants per square kilometre or 850 inhabitants per square mile.
Another prominent feature of the municipality is Paoay Lake. Legend has it that it was the site of a prosperous barangay called San Juan de Sahagún (Saint John of Sahagún) that sank following an earthquake.On the shores of the lake lies a mansion once used by the Marcoses called Malacañang of the North; it is now a museum. Adjacent to the mansion is the Paoay Golf Course.
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