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Encyclopedia > Quirino
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Quirino
Region: Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Founded: June 18, 1966
Population:
2000 census—148,575 (8th smallest)
Density—49 per km² (2nd lowest)
Area: 3,057.2 km² (45th largest)
Languages: Ilokano, Tagalog
Governor: Pedro L. Bacani (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_quirino.png

Quirino is a province of the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon. Its capital is Cabarroguis and was named after Elpidio Quirino, the sixth President of the Philippines. The province borders Aurora to the southeast, Nueva Vizcaya to the west, and Isabela to the north. Quirino used to be part of the province of Nueva Vizcaya, until it was separated in 1966. Image File history File links Ph_seal_quirino. ... 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. ... Cabarroguis is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quirino, Philippines. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... 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. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Ilokano (variants: Ilocano, Iluko, Iloco, and Iloko) is the third most-spoken language of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Ph_locator_map_quirino. ... 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. ... Cabarroguis is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quirino, Philippines. ... Elpidio Quirino Elpidio Quirino (November 16, 1890—February 29, 1956) was the sixth President of the Philippines. ... The President of the Philippines is the head of state and government of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Aurora is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. ... Nueva Vizcaya is a province of the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon. ... This is about the province of Isabela in the Philippines. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...

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Demographics

The population of the province as of the year 2000 census of population was 148,575, with a density of roughly 49 persons per square kilometer of land. The major language is Ilocano, which is widely spoken in the lowlands by 71.46 percent of the total populace. Ifugao is predominant in the uplands. Other languages are Bugkalot, Pangasinense, and Kankanai. Ilocano, also Iloko and Ilokano, refers to the language and culture associated with the Ilocano people, the third largest ethnic group in the Philippines. ... Ifugao or Batad is a language spoken in Ifugao Province. ... Pangasinán is one of the twelve major languages in the Philippines and is spoken exclusively in the province of Pangasinan, along with Ilocano. ... Kankanai, or Kankanaey, is a dialect widely used by Cordillerans particularly people from the Mountain Province and several from the Benguet province. ...


Economy

Agriculture is the main industry with rice and corn as major crops. These supply the demand of neighboring provinces and the metropolis. Banana as well as banana chips are major products sold in Metro Manila and Pampanga. Small scale industries like furniture making, basketry, rattan craft, and dried flower production are prevalent.


Geography

Political

Quirino is subdivided into 6 municipalities. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ...

Aglipay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quirino, Philippines. ... Cabarroguis is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quirino, Philippines. ... Diffun is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Quirino, Philippines. ... Maddela is a 1st class municipality in the province of Quirino, Philippines. ... Nagtipunan is a municipality in the province of Quirino, Philippines. ... Saguday is a municipality in the province of Quirino, Philippines. ...

Physical

The Sierra Madre mountain range provides a natural barrier on the eastern and southern border of the province and the Mamparang Range on the western part. The province is generally mountainous, with about 80 percent of the total land area covered by mountains and highlands. The Sierra Madre is a mountain range in the Philippines. ...


The province has a mean annual temperature of 26.6 degree Celsius. Warmest month is May and the least dry months are March to August while the rest of the year is neither too dry nor too wet. Rainy days occur from September to November.


History

Long before its formal creation as an independent province, the land that is now Quirino was the forest region of the province of Nueva Vizcaya, inhabited by tribal groups known as the Negritos. They roamed the hinterlands and built their huts at the heart of the jungle. Nueva Vizcaya is a province of the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon. ... The Negritos include the Ati, the Aeta and at least 4 other tribes of the Philippines, the Semang of the Malay peninsula, and 12 Andamanese tribes of the Andaman Islands. ...


Quirino, named after the late president Elpidio Quirino, was created as a sub-province of Nueva Vizcaya in 1966. It became a full province in 1971. Elpidio Quirino Elpidio Quirino (November 16, 1890—February 29, 1956) was the sixth President of the Philippines. ... Nueva Vizcaya is a province of the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon. ...


External links

  • Official Website of the Provincial Government of Quirino
  • WOW Philippines - Quirino
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