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PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTIC

Quirino Province lies in the southeastern portion of Cagayan Valley (Region II), approximately between 15° 54.8’ to 16° 38.6’ W latitude and 121° 00’ to 122° 02’ N 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 Area

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 2015

Built Up Area

3,274.94

Annual Crop Area

68,093.66

Brush/Shrubs Land

42,432.96

Open/Barren

1,001.85

Perennial Crop

25,134.63

Grass Land

14,086.87

Open Forest

42,692.40

Closed Forest

105,587.22

Inland Water

3,369.87

Fishpond

39.68

Source: CFFQI, 2015 Land Cover Map

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 - 188,991 (Census 2015)
  • Annual Growth Rate - 1.28% (2010-2015)
  • Population Density – 62 person/km2
  • Projected Population -     201,400 (2020)
  • Age Dependency Ratio - 58 dep. per 100 workforce
  • Labor Force – 127,778
  • Number of House Holds – 43,506
  • Average HouseHold Size – 4.3 person
  • Simple Literacy Rate – 98.08%
  • Health Facilities (1 Quirino Provincial Hospital, 3 District Hospitals, 6 Rural Health Units)
  • Tertiary Education – 1 University (with 3 campuses)

INDUSTRY

MAJOR AGRICULTURAL CROPS

  • Rice – 12,650 has, 3.9 Metric Tons Ave. Annual Yield/Ha
  • Corn – 20,537 has, 4.2 Metric Tons Ave. Annual Yield/Ha

HIGH VALUE COMMERCIAL CROPS

  • Banana – 7,202 has, 8.7 MT/Ha Ave. Annual Yield
  • Mango – 99,274 trees, 12.7  MT/tree Ave. Annual Yield
  • Coffee – 93,275 trees,  0.5 kg/Tree Ave. Annual Yield
  • Other HVCC – (vegetables, citrus, pineapples, coconut, papaya, lanzones, rambutan, etc.)

FURNITURE AND GIFT & HOLIDAY DÉCOR

  • Tables, Chairs & Fixture Making
  • Fossilized Flower making, wood curving, Artificial Flower making

TOURISM (Top Destinations)

  • Governor’s Rapids (River Cruise, Tubing, Spelunking, Cliff Jumping, Trailing, Forest Walk) – Maddela
  • Quirino Water Sports Complex – (Wake Boarding, Event Venue, Fine Dine, Accommodation) - Cabarroguis
  • Aglipay Caves & Campsite – (Spelunking, Camping, Forest Walk) - Aglipay
  • Ganano Falls (Trekking, Swimming, Forest Bathing) - Diffun
  • Landingan View Point (360 degree Jaw-Dropping Landscape) –Nagtipunan
  • Siitan River & Nature Park (River Cruise, Tubing, Cliff Jumping) - Nagtipunan

BASIC SUPPORT SERVICES

INFRASTRUCTURE:

  • Roads Networks: National Rd Concrete = 184.15 km, Asphalt = 48.962 km, Gravel = 18.75 km; Provincial Rd Concrete = 239.61 km, Asphalt = 4.66 km, Gravel = 108.20 km; Municipal Rd Concrete = 38.13 km, Asphalt = 4.66 km, Gravel = 30.47 km, Earth 8.71 km; Barangay Rd Concrete = 171.03 km, Asphalt = 3.02 km, Gravel = 1,165.46 km, Earth = 388.407 km
  • Irrigation Facilities Service Area: NIA ADRIS – 2,360 ha, NIA Magat  - 2,772 ha & NIA CIS – 5,628; Other Gov’t Agencies 407 ha.

TRANSPORTATION:

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

TELECOMMUNICATION:

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

POWER:

  • QUIRELCO – 100% Barangay Energized; 99% House Connections

HEALTH FACILITIES:

  • Quirino Province Medical Center (QPMC), Diffun District Hospital, Maddela District Hospital

HOTEL/ACCOMMODATION: 36 Facilities; 231 Rooms; 585 Beds

  • Plaza Hotel & Restaurant (Cabarroguis, Quirino)
  • Quirino Water Sports Complex
  • Sam’s Rock Resort & Hotel
  • Aglipay Caves & Campsite Cottages (Aglipay, Quirino)
  • CFFQI Dorm, Capitol, Cabarroguis, Quirino
  • MPC ABRASA Hotel, Cabarroguis
  • DISADECO Hotel & Restaurant (Diffun, Quirino)
  • Diffun Lodge (Diffun, Quirino)
  • Saber Lodge (Aglipay, Quirino)
  • Villa Caridad Resort & Hotel (Maddela, Quirino)
  • Nineteen (19) Homestays

BANKS:

  • Land Bank of the Philippines –Capitol Hills, Cabarroguis, Quirino
  • Producers Bank – Cabarroguis & Maddela Branches
  • Rural Bank of Cauayan – Cabarroguis, 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

 

A Perfect Combination & Genuine Partnership towards the Progressive Transformation of Quirino

HON. DAKILA CARLO E. CUA

Provincial Governor, Quirino

HON. JUNIE E. CUA

Congressman, Quirino Province

Capitol Hills, Cabarroguis, Quirino 3400 - Philippines