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Encyclopedia > Ilocos Sur
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Ilocos Sur
Region: Ilocos Region (Region I)
Capital: Vigan City
Founded: 1572
Population:
2000 census—594,206 (41st largest)
Density—230 per km² (34th highest)
Area: 2,579.6 km² (27th smallest)
Languages: Ilocano
Governor: Deogracias Victor B. Savellano (Lakas-CMD) (2007-2010)

Ilocos Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. Its capital is Vigan City and borders Ilocos Norte and Abra to the north, Mountain Province to the east, and La Union and Benguet to the south. To the west of Ilocos Sur is the South China Sea. Provincial seal of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Region 1 of the Philippines is located in the northwestern part of Luzon. ... The City of Vigan is a 5th class city in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... January 16 - Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. ... 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. ... LAKAS is the ruling political party of the Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the location of Ilocos Sur. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Region 1 of the Philippines is located in the northwestern part of Luzon. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... The City of Vigan is a 5th class city in the province of Ilocos Sur, 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. ... Abra is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Mountain Province is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... La Union is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Benguet Region: Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Capital: La Trinidad, Benguet Founded: — Population: 2000 census—330,129 (43rd largest) Density—219 per km² (36th highest) Area: 2,599. ... Filipino name Tagalog: Luzon Sea Portuguese name Portuguese: Mar da China Meridional Vietnamese name Vietnamese: The South China Sea is a marginal sea south of China. ...

Contents

Geography

Political

Ilocos Sur is subdivided into 32 municipalities and 2 cities. 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...


Cities

The City of Vigan is a 5th class city in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Candon City is a 5th class city in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ...

Municipalities

Alilem is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Banayoyo is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Bantay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Burgos is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Cabugao is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Caoayan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Cervantes is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Galimuyod is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Gregorio Del Pilar is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Lidlidda is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Magsingal is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Nagbukel is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Narvacan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Quirino is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Salcedo is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... San Emilio is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... San Esteban is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... San Ildefonso is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... San Juan, formerly Lapog, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... San Vicente is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santa is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santa Catalina is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santa Cruz is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santa Lucia is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santa Maria is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santiago is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santo Domingo is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Sigay is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Sinait is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Sugpon is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Suyo is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Tagudin is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ...

Physical

Ilocos Sur is located along the western coast of Northern Luzon. It is bounded by Ilocos Norte on the north, Abra on the northeast, Mountain Province on the east, Benguet on the southeast, La Union on the south, and the China Sea on the west. Its area of 2,579.58 square kilometers occupies about 20.11% of the total land area of Region 1.


The topography of Ilocos Sur is undulating to rolling with elevations ranging from 10 to 1,700 meters above sea level.


History

Ilocos Sur was founded by the Spanish conquistador, Juan de Salcedo in 1572. It was formed when the north (now Ilocos Norte) split from the south (Ilocos Sur). Conquistadors (Spanish: []) (English: Conqueror) were Spanish soldiers, explorers and adventurers who invaded and conquered much of the Americas and Asia Pacific, bringing them under Spanish colonial rule between the 15th and 17th centuries, starting with the 1492 settlement by Christopher Columbus in what is now the Bahamas // Hernán Cort... Juan de Salcedo (b. ... January 16 - Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. ... 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. ...


Tourist Spots

- Heritage City of Vigan - inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, because it houses the most intact example of a Spanish colonial town in Asia. Other spots include pottery making and other forms of cottage industries. It also has hotels built in the "bahay na bato" ("stone house") style. Also located in the city is the residence of Father Jose Burgos, which is open to the public; and the Syquia Mansion, which is the Vigan residence of former President Elpidio Quirino. Vigan is the capital city of the province of Ilocos Sur in the Philippines. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... José Apolonio Burgos was a Spanish-Filipino priest, part of the Gomburza trio, who were falsely accused of mutiny by the Spanish colonial authorities in the Philippines in the 19th century. ... Elpidio Rivera Quirino (November 16, 1890 – February 29, 1956) was the sixth President of the Philippines. ...


- Beaches - most notable Ilocos Sur beaches include those in Cabangtalan (in Sinait, also known as Imelda's Cove), Pug-os (in Cabugao); and the towns of Santa, Santa Maria, Santiago, San Esteban, and Candon.


- Churches - most notable of these churches include the Vigan Cathedral (which is the seat of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia, and where the remains of the Ilocano poet Leona Florentino is interred), Santa Maria Church (which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list), and Sinait Church (which houses the miraculous Statue of the Black Nazarene). Leona Florentino (April 19, 1849-October 4, 1884) was a celebrated Filipino poet in the Spanish and Ilocano languages. ...


- Nature Spots - Scenic spots include the Banaoang River in Bantay (an extension of the Abra River), Pinsal Falls in Santa Maria, and Pikkang Falls in San Juan.


External links

  • Pasyalang Ilocos Sur
  • Philippine Business Directory

Coordinates: 17°20′N, 120°35′E 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. ... Alilem is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Banayoyo is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Bantay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Burgos is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Cabugao is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Candon City is a 5th class city in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Caoayan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Cervantes is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Galimuyod is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Gregorio Del Pilar is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Lidlidda is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Magsingal is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Nagbukel is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Narvacan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Quirino is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Salcedo is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... San Emilio is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... San Esteban is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... San Ildefonso is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... San Juan, formerly Lapog, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... San Vicente is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santa is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santa Catalina is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santa Cruz is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santa Lucia is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santa Maria is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santiago is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Santo Domingo is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Sigay is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Sinait is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Sugpon is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Suyo is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Tagudin is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... The City of Vigan is a 5th class city in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... This is a list of current and former national capital cities in the Philippines, which includes during the time of the Spanish colonization, the First Philippine Republic, the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the Second Republic of the Philippines (Japanese-Sponsored Republic), the Third Republic of the Philippines, the Fourth Republic... 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Ilocos Sur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (202 words)
Its capital is Vigan City and borders Ilocos Norte and Abra to the north, Mountain Province to the east, and La Union and Benguet to the south.
To the west of Ilocos Sur is the South China Sea.
It is bounded by Ilocos Norte on the north, Abra on the northeast, Mountain Province on the east, Benguet on the southeast, La Union on the south, and the China Sea on the west.
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