Quirino’s varied and extensive territory, which lies in the headwater region of Cagayan Valley is virtually untapped and unexplored.

 

Located within the Sierra Madre Mountains with croplands suitable for industrial crops , Quirino is hailed as the region’s “ Industrial Crops Producer and Agri-Tourism Destination”.

 

SALIENT FEATURES

  • The province protects 116,938 hectares of timber land and confines forest resource extraction to 50,900 hectares
  • Available forest-based raw materials
  • Leading producer of banana in Region 02
  • Total of 14,782 hectares is utilized for rice production
  •  21,335 hectares is devoted to corn production
  • Rich in Mineral resources

 

BASIC FACTS

 

Capital - Cabarroguis

 

Towns - 6 Municipalities

 

Barangays - 132 Barangays

 

Classification - 3rd Class

 

Land Area - 305,720 hectares

 

Climate - Relatively dry from January to  April

                  Relatively wet from May to December.

 

Population (Census 2007) - 163,610

 

Population Density (Census 2007) - 54  per sq. km.

 

Labor Force - 48,600

 

Employment Rate - 93.17%

 

Literacy Rate - 91.51%

 

Language/Dialect - Ilocanos, Tagalog, Ifugaos, Ibaloi, Kankanai, Aklanos, Bontoc and Bicol, Pangasinense, Bugkalot

 

 

PRIORITY INVESTMENTS AREAS

 

A. Agri-based Industry

  • Rice and Corn Production and Processing
  • Fruit and Vegetable Production, Processing and Trading
  • Food Production, Processing and Trading
  • Wine and Juice Production
  • Corn Flour/ Starch Production
  • Tobacco Production, Processing and Trading
  • Cereal Production, Processing and Trading
  • Legumes Production, Processing and Trading
  • Livestock Production, Processing and Trading
  • Dairy Industry
  • Fishery-related Industry

B. Forestry-based & GHD

  • Tree Plantation
  • Seeds and Seedling Production
  • Lumber Production and Trading
  • Furniture Making (Wood and Rattan Products)
  • Plywood/Fiberboard/Wood Tiles Production/Trading
  • Charcoal Briquette Production and Trading
  • Gifts and House Decors
  • Fossilized Flower Making
  • Native Beads Production

C. Tourism Industry

  • Recreation Amenities (Hotels, Resorts & Sports Facilities)
  • Pasalubong Centers/ Souvenir Shops
  • Sports and Amusement Center

D. Infrastructure and Utilities

  • Feed Mill
  • Corn and Cassava Starch Mill
  • Mini Dam/ Mini Hydro Power Plant
  • Cold Storage
  • Potable Water System
  • Telecommunications

E. Mining Industry

  • Sand and Gravel Quarrying
  • Gold, Copper, Lime and other Minerals (Extraction and Processing)
  • Coal