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


Philippines Cuisine Characteristics

Vinegar is a common ingredient. Adobo is popular not solely for its simplicity and ease of preparation, but also for its ability to be stored for days without spoiling, and even improve in flavor with a day or two of storage.

Tinapa is a smoke-cured fish while tuyo, daing, and dangit are corned, sun-dried fish popular because they can last for weeks without spoiling, even without refrigeration.

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