Cagayan straddles the top northeastern portion of the Philippine archipelago. Sea waters bound its northern side (Babuyan Channel) and eastern flank (Pacific Ocean). To its south lies Isabela province, continuing its flat profile. On the west are the Cordillera mountains and the provinces of Kalinga and Apayao. Cagayan  has the longest coastline in the country with 12 of its 29 municipalities located along the coast.

 

Cagayan province is the “Institutional, Trade and Industrial Center” in the region in view of its proximity to the Southeast Asia and being seat of industry, trade and commerce, government and educational institutions.

 

SALIENT FEATURES

  • Endowed with rich natural resources in which 384,788 hectares of its land area are alienable and disposable lands, 515,482 has.  are forestlands. The province is crisscrossed by creeks and rivers and has the longest coastline in the country.
  • It has nationally proclaimed protected areas that include landscape, seascape, watershed, game refuge and bird sanctuaries.
  • Convergence point for commerce, education, and services in Northern Philippines
  • Home to the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport.
  • Presence of complete facilities - communication, accommodation, banking, education, healthcare, transportation, water, electricity, roads and bridges.

 

QUICK FACTS

 

Capital-  Tuguegarao City

 

City/ Towns -  1 City  (Tuguegarao City)

                         28 Municipalities

 

Barangays - 822 Barangays

 

Classification - 1st Class

 

Land Area - 900,270 has.

 

Climate - Relatively dry from March to June

                  Rainy from July to October

                  Relatively cold from November to February

 

Population (Census 2007 ) - 1,072,571 (Provincial)

                                                    129,539 (Tuguegarao City)

 

Population Density (Census 2007) - 119 per sq. km.

 

Labor Force - 493,500

 

Employment Rate - 97%

 

Literacy Rate - 86.72%

 

Language/Dialect - English, Filipino, Ilocano, Ybanag, Itawes

 

PRIORITY INVESTMENT AREAS

A. Agri-Aqua-Marine Based Industries

         Aqua-culture

         Grains and Cereal Production and Processing

         Mushroom Production

         Vegetable Production

         Citrus Production and Processing

         Mango Production and Processing

         Banana Production and Processing

         Feeds Manufacturing

         Dairy Industry

         Livestock Production

 

B. Forest-Based Industries

          Wood Processing (Furniture & Furnishings)

          Bamboocraft

          Rattancraft

 

C. Eco-Adventure Tourism Facilities and Services

          Development of Resorts/ Hotels and Convention Centers

          Callao Caves Resort Development

          Seaside Resorts Development in Coastal Municipalities

 

D. Development of Infrastructure Utilities

          Establishment of mini-hydro power plant

          Upgrading and expansion of water utilities

          Establishment of Geothermal power plant

 

E. Development of Transport Facilites and Services

          Aparri Port Development

          Development of Fishports and landings

          RORO (Calayan, Sta. Ana and Aurora)

          Establishment of International Airport at Lallo

 

F. Mining

          Guano Extraction

          Quarrying

          Magnetite Extraction

          Gold and Copper Production

 

G. IT-BPO Industry

          Development of IT Building/Park

          Development of ICT Facilities

          Establishment of IT-BPO Centers (Contact Center, Animation, Software Development, Medical Transcription)