Ilocos Region (Region 1)

Rihiyon na Sagor na Baybay na Luzon (Region at the Northwest Coast of Luzon)

ILOCOS SUR ISLAND PHILIPPINES - ILOCOS SUR PROFILES AND TRAVEL GUIDES

Ilocos Sur Islands Philippines
Location & Land Area of Ilocos Sur


The province of Ilocos Sur is located along the western coast of Northern Luzon. It is bounded by Ilocos Norte in the north, Abra in the northeast, Mt. Province in the east, Benguet in the southeast, La Union in the south and Luzon Sea and Lingayen Gulf in the west. The province falls within latitudes 16° 40’ to 17° 54’ north and longitudes 120° 20’ to 120° 56’ east. Vigan, the provincial capital is approximately 408 kilometers by road from Manila, 128 kilometers north of San Fernando City, and 80 kilometers south of Laoag City.

Ilocos Sur has an area of 2579.6 square kilometers occupying about 20.1 percent of the total land area of the Ilocos Region. Among the municipalities, Quirino and Cervantes have the largest area covering about 18.3 percent of the total provincial area, while Sta. Catalina and San Vicente occupy the smallest area of only 28.6 sq. km. or 1.1 percent of the total provincial area.

Source: ilocossur.com.ph



Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines

Dishes range from the very simple, like a meal of fried salted fish and rice, to the elaborate paellas and cocidos created for fiestas, of Spanish origin. Popular dishes include: lechón (whole roasted pig), longganisa (Philippine sausage), tapa (cured beef), torta (omelette), adobo (chicken and/or pork braised in garlic, vinegar, oil and soy sauce, or cooked until dry), kaldereta (meat in tomato sauce stew), mechado (larded beef in soy and tomato sauce). More details at Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines



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