FACTOID # 12: It's not the government they hate: Washington DC has the highest number of hate crimes per capita in the US.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Cagayan" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Cagayan
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Cagayan
Region: Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Founded: 1581
Population:
2000 census—993,580 (25th largest)
Density—110 per km² (16th lowest)
Area: 9,002 km² (3rd largest)
Languages: Ilokano, Ibanag, Itawis, others.
Governor: Edgar R. Lara (2004-2007)
For other uses, see Cagayan (disambiguation).

Cagayan is a province of the Philippines in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon. Its capital is Tuguegarao City and is located at the northeastern corner of the island of Luzon. Cagayan also includes the Babuyan Islands to the north. The province borders Ilocos Norte and Apayao to the west, and Kalinga and Isabela to the south. Cagayan province is distinct from the city in Mindanao named Cagayan de Oro, and is far away from Cagayan Islands of Palawan. Image File history File links Provincial seal of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Cagayan Valley (Lambak ng Cagayan in Filipino) is a region of the Philippines, also designated as Region II or Region 02. ... Tuguegarao City is a city in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... Type Lower house Houses House of Representatives House Speaker Jose De Venecia, Jr. ... Ilokano (variants: Ilocano, Iluko, Iloco, and Iloko) is the third most-spoken language of the Republic of the Philippines. ... The Ibanag language (also Ybanag or Ibanak) is spoken by up to 500,000 speakers in the Philippines, in the northeastern provinces of Isabela and Cagayan, especially in Tuguegarao City, Solana, Cabagan, and Ilagan and with overseas immigrants in countries located in the Middle East, UK and the U.S... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Cagayan. ... Cagayan refers to: Cagayan, a province in the Philippines Cagayan Valley, an administrative region in the Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Cagayan Valley (Lambak ng Cagayan in Filipino) is a region of the Philippines, also designated as Region II or Region 02. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Tuguegarao City is a city in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... The Babuyan Islands is an archipelago located in the Luzon Strait and north of Luzon island in the Philippines. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Ilocos Norte Region: Ilocos Region (Region I) Capital: Laoag City Founded: — Population: 2000 census—514,241 (48th largest) Density—151 per km² (27th lowest) Area: 3,399. ... Apayao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Kalinga is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... This is about the province of Isabela in the Philippines. ... Mindanao is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines. ... The City of Cagayan de Oro (abbreviated C.D.O. or C. de O. ; Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Cagayan de Oro) is the trade and services center of Mindanao & the premier city of Northern Mindanao. ... Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Mimaropa region. ...


Present day chroniclers say that the name was derived from the word “tagay,” a kind of plant that grows abundantly in the northern part of the province. Thus, “Catagayan” which means a place where the tagay grows abundantly was shortened to “Cagayan,” the present name of the province.

Contents

Demographics

The majority of people living in Cagayan are of Ilocano descent, mostly from migrants coming from the Ilocos Region. Originally, the more numerous group were the Ybanags, who were first sighted by the Spanish explorers and converted to Christianity by missionaries. This is why the Ibanag language spread throughout the area prior to the arrival of Ilocanos. The Ilocano or Ilokano people are the third largest Filipino ethnic group. ... Region 1 of the Philippines is located in the northwestern part of Luzon. ... The Ibanag (also Ybanag) language is spoken by about 500,000 speakers in Isabela and Cagayan,especially in Tuguegarao, Solana, Cabagan, and Ilagan. ... Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... The Ibanag language (also Ybanag or Ibanak) is spoken by up to 500,000 speakers in the Philippines, in the northeastern provinces of Isabela and Cagayan, especially in Tuguegarao City, Solana, Cabagan, and Ilagan and with overseas immigrants in countries located in the Middle East, UK and the U.S...


Aside from Ilocanos and Ybanags, Malauegs, Itawits, Gaddangs, groups of nomadic Aetas, as well as families of Ibatans who have assimilated into the Ybanag-Ilocano culture make Cagayan their home. More recently, a new group from the south, the Muslim Filipinos, have migrated to this province and have made a community for themselves. In addition to this, Tagalog-speaking people from the Southern Luzon have also settled in the area. Because of this influence from other majority groups like the Ilocano from the west and the Tagalog from the south, the smaller ethnic groups living in the valley could potentially go extinct.


Economy

Agricultural products are rice, corn, peanut, beans, and fruits. Livestock products include cattle, hogs, carabaos, and poultry. Fishing various species of fish from the coastal towns is also undertaken. Woodcraft furniture made of hardwood, rattan, bamboo, and other indigenous materials are also available in the province.


Geography

Political

Cagayan has 28 municipalities and one city divided into three congressional districts. It has 816 barangays. Tuguegarao City (as of December 18, 1999) is the provincial capital, regional seat, and center of business, trade, and education. It has a land area of 144.80 square kilometers and a population of 120,645 as of 2000. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... Tuguegarao City is a city in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... In the Gregorian calendar, December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years), with 13 days remaining until the end of the year. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


City

Tuguegarao City is a city in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ...

Municipalities

Abulug is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Alcala is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Allacapan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Amulung is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Map of Cagayan showing the location of Aparri Aparri is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Luzon, Philippines. ... Baggao is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Ballesteros is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Buguey is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Calayan is an island and 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Camalaniugan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Claveria is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Enrile is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Gattaran is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Gonzaga is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Iguig is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Lal-lo is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Lasam is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Pamplona is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Peñablanca is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Piat is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Rizal is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Sanchez-Mira is a municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Santa Ana is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Santa Praxedes is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Santa Teresita is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Santo Niño is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Solana is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Tuao is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ...

Physical

The province is bounded by the Pacific Ocean on the east; on the south by Isabela province; on the west by the Cordillera Mountains; and on the north by the Balintang Channel and the Babuyan Group of Islands. About two kilometers from the northeastern tip of the province is the island of Palaui; a few kilometers to the west is Fuga Island. The Babuyan Group of Islands, which includes Calayan, Dalupiri, Camiguin, and Babuyan Claro, is about 60 nautical miles north of Luzon mainland. Isabela is a province of the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon. ... The Cordillera Central is a massive mountain range situated in the northern central part of the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. ... The Balintang Channel is the small waterway that seperates the Batanes and Babuyan Islands in the Luzon Strait, both of whom belong to the Philippines. ... The Babuyan Islands is an archipelago located in the Luzon Strait and north of Luzon island in the Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ...


The province comprises an aggregate land area of 9,002.70 square kilometers, which constitutes three percent of the total land area of the country, making it the second largest province in the region.


History

In 1581, Captain Juan Pablo Careon came to Cagayan with one hundred fully-equipped soldiers with their families by order of Gonzalo Ronquillo de Peñaloza, the fourth Spanish Governor-General of the Philippines, to explore the Cagayan Valley and to force the conversion of the natives to Catholicism as well as to establish ecclesiastical missions and towns throughout the valley. This was the first batch of Spanish settlers in the Cagayan Valley who introduced Spanish culture and Latin civilization, raping primitive culture, customs, and tradition. Gonzalo Ronquillo de Peñaloza (died 10 April 1583) was the fourth Spanish governor of the Philippines, from April 1580 until his death. ... Governor-General of the Philippines was the title of the chief political executive during two pre-independence phases in the history of the Philippines, under Spanish and U.S. rule. ... Cagayan Valley (Lambak ng Cagayan in Filipino) is a region of the Philippines, also designated as Region II or Region 02. ...


On June 29, 1583, Juan de Salcedo traced the northern coastline of Luzon and set foot on the Massi (Pamplona), Tular, and Aparri areas. The Spanish friars soon established mission posts in Camalaniugan and Lal-lo, which became the seat of Nueva Segovia established on August 14, 1595. The Spanish influence can still be seen in the massive churches and other buildings that the Spaniards built for the spiritual and social welfare of the people. June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1583 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Juan de Salcedo (b. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Camalaniugan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... Lal-lo is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... Events January 30 - William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is performed for the first time. ...


With the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1898, ending the Spanish-American War, America took over the Philippines and enriched the culture, most notably in agriculture and education as well as in public works and communications. At the close of the 18th century, there were 29 municipalities in the province of Cagayan. When the Philippines came under American sovereignty in 1902, 35 municipalities have been founded. Since then, however, on account of the tendency at centralization and shifting of population as a result of the opening of roads and public agricultural lands, only 29 municipalities now remain. The Treaty of Paris of 1898, signed on December 10, 1898, ended the Spanish-American War. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants United States Republic of Cuba Philippine Republic Spain Commanders Nelson A. Miles William R. Shafter George Dewey Máximo Gómez Emilio Aguinaldo Patricio Montojo Pascual Cervera Casualties 3,289 U.S. dead (only 432 from combat); considerably higher although undetermined Cuban and Filipino casualties Unknown[1] The Spanish...


External links

  • Official Website of the Provincial Government of Cagayan
  • WOW Philippines - Cagayan
Philippines
v  d  e
Capital Manila | National Capital Region
Provinces Abra | Agusan del Norte | Agusan del Sur | Aklan | Albay | Antique | Apayao | Aurora | Basilan | Bataan | Batanes | Batangas | Benguet | Biliran | Bohol | Bukidnon | Bulacan | Cagayan | Camarines Norte | Camarines Sur | Camiguin | Capiz | Catanduanes | Cavite | Cebu | Compostela Valley | Cotabato | Davao del Norte | Davao del Sur | Davao Oriental | Dinagat Islands | Eastern Samar | Guimaras | Ifugao | Ilocos Norte | Ilocos Sur | Iloilo | Isabela | Kalinga | La Union | Laguna | Lanao del Norte | Lanao del Sur | Leyte | Maguindanao | Marinduque | Masbate | Misamis Occidental | Misamis Oriental | Mountain Province | Negros Occidental | Negros Oriental | Northern Samar | Nueva Ecija | Nueva Vizcaya | Occidental Mindoro | Oriental Mindoro | Palawan | Pampanga | Pangasinan | Quezon | Quirino | Rizal | Romblon | Samar | Sarangani | Shariff Kabunsuan | Siquijor | Sorsogon | South Cotabato | Southern Leyte | Sultan Kudarat | Sulu | Surigao del Norte | Surigao del Sur | Tarlac | Tawi-Tawi | Zambales | Zamboanga del Norte | Zamboanga del Sur | Zamboanga Sibugay
Other subdivisions Island groups | Regions | Cities | Municipalities | Barangays | Legislative districts
Territorial
disputes
Sabah | Scarborough Shoal | Spratly Islands

  Results from FactBites:
 
WOW Philippines :: Explore Philippines :: Description (437 words)
Cagayan is the Regional Seat of the Cagayan Valley Region.
The province is bounded by the Pacific Ocean on the east, on the south is Isabela province, on the west is the Cordillera Mountain, and on the north by the Balintang Channel and the Babuyan Group of Islands.
Cagayan has a total population of 993,580 as of the year 2000 census of population, or 110.36 persons per square kilometer.
Cagayan River Summary (307 words)
The Cagayan River is the longest and largest river in the Philippines.
The Cagayan Valley in Luzon is covered by the deep alluvium deposited by the river and its various tributaries, the main ones being the Chico, Ilagan, and Magat Rivers.
Both the Cagayan River and all its tributaries are subject to extensive flooding during the heavy rainfall that occurs during the monsoon and also the typhoon seasons.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m