Brief Profile

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTIC

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTIC

 

Quirino Province lies in the southeastern portion of Cagayan Valley (Region II), approximately between 121° 00’ to 122° 02’ N latitude and 15° 54.8’ to 16° 38.6’ W longitude. It is situated within the Upper Cagayan River Basin bounded by Isabela on the north, Aurora on the east and southeast and Nueva Vizcaya on the west and southwest. The Sierra Madre mountain range provides a natural barrier on the eastern and southeastern border and Mamparang range on the western part of the province.

Land:

Quirino occupies a total land area of 305,718 hectares more or less which is approximately 11.75% of the Total Regional Land Area or 1.02% of the Philippines’ Land Area.

 

Municipalities:

Municipality

No. of Barangays

Land Area in Has.

% to Province’s Land Area

Aglipay

25

24,084

7.9%

Cabarroguis

17

18,220

6.0%

Diffun

33

30,618

10.0%

Maddela

32

65,232

21.3%

Nagtipunan

16

160,740

52.6%

Saguday

9

6,824

2.2%

Total

132

305,718

100%

 

Land Classification:

The Alienable & Disposable Land (A&D) has a total of 70,258 hectares while its Forest Land is 235,460 hectares.

 

Land Use/Land Cover:

Land Use/Cover

Year 2006

Built Up Area

3,752

Agricultural Area

46,476

Brush Land

36,399

Open (grassland)

26,647

Plantation (Agro-Forestry)

11,807

Second Growth Forest

76,098

Sub-marginal Forest

22,935

Close Canopy Forest

78,232

Riverbody

3,372

Total

305,718

 

Topography:

The province is generally mountainous; about 80% of the total land area is covered by mountains and highlands. The major topographic features of the province are series of connecting mountains. The Sierra Madre Mountain range provides a natural barrier on the eastern and southwestern part of the province. Most of the levels to undulating areas of the province are located on the northern municipalities of Diffun, Saguday, Cabarroguis and Aglipay and parts of Maddela and Nagtipunan.

 

Minerals:

Gold & Copper

Manganese

Limestone

Marble

Guano

Sand & Gravel

 

DEMOGRAPHY & SOCIAL SERVICES:

Total Population – 163,610 (2007)

Annual Growth Rate – 1.34% (2007)

Population Density – 53.52 person/km2

Projected Population – 170,275 (2010)

Age Dependency Ratio 70.04

Labor Force – 96,000

Number of House Holds – 36,403

Average House Hold Size – 4.49 person

Literacy Rate – 91.51

Health Facilities (1 Provincial Hospital, 3 District Hospitals, 6 Rural Health Units & Barangay Health Stations )

Tertiary Education – 4 Colleges

INDUSTRY

INDUSTRY

 

MAJOR AGRICULTURAL CROPS:

Rice – 16,084 has, 55,675 Metric Tons Ave. Annual Yield

Corn – 25,786 has, 89,941 Metric Tons Ave. Annual Yield

HIGH VALUE COMMERCIAL CROPS:

Banana – 8,100 has, 52,177 MT Ave. Annual Yield

Mango – 3,986 MT Ave. Annual Yield

Other HVCC – (vegetables, citrus, pineapples, coffee, coconut, papaya, lanzones, rambutan, etc.)

FURNITURES AND GIFT & HOLIDAY DÉCOR:

Tables, Chairs & Fixture making

Fossilized Flower making, wood curving

Artificial Flower making

TOURISM:

Aglipay Caves & Campsite – 12,000 Ave. Annual Tourist Arrival

Maddela Falls – 3,500 Ave. Annual Tourist Arrival

BASIC SUPPORT SERVICES

BASIC SUPPORT SERVICES

 

INFRASTRUCTURE:

Roads Networks & Bridges (Roads Approximate length: Concrete –150 kms, Asphalt – 70 kms & Graveled – 265 kms.; Bridges with approximate length of 1.17 kms – various type)

Irrigation Facilities (NIA ARIP – 1,950 has. service area, NIA Magat – 2,834 has. service area & Communal Irrig. Systems – 395 systems with 4,033 has. service area)

TRANSPORTATION:

Buses (Air Conditioned & Non Aircon), Passenger Jeepneys, Passenger Vans & Motorized Tricycles

TELECOMMUNICATION:

Land Lines (Digitel); Cell Sites (Globe, Smart & Sun Cellular)

POWER:

QUIRELCO – 71% Household Electrification

HOTEL/ACCOMMODATION:

Capitol Bar Grill, Hotel & Restaurant (Cabarroguis, Quirino)

ABRASA Hotel, Cabarroguis

DICREDECO/DISADECO Hotel & Restaurant (Diffun, Quirino)

Diffun Lodge (Diffun,Quirino)

Saber Lodge (Aglipay, Quirino)

Villa Caridad Resort & Hotel (Maddela, Quirino)

BANKS:

Land Bank of the Philippines –Capitol Hills, Cabarroguis, Quirino

Producers Bank – Cabarroguis & Maddela Branches

PR Bank – Diffun,Quirino

Rural Bank of Bayombong Inc.-Diffun & Maddela Branches

Fico Bank – Maddela, Quirino

Rural Bank of Benito Soliven – Maddela, Quirino

Mallig Plains – Cabarroguis & Aglipay Branches

Banko Magsaysay – Saguday, Quirino

Rural Bank of Nueva Vizcaya – Maddela

Rural Bank of Maddela- Maddela