Ilocos Region (Region 1)

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


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.


Southern Philippine Cuisine

In Mindanao, the southern part of Palawan island, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, dishes are richly flavored with the spices common to Southeast Asia: turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, and chillies — ingredients not commonly used in the rest of Filipino cooking. Being free from Hispanicization, the cuisine of the indigenous Moro and Lumad peoples of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago has much in common with the rich and spicy Malay cuisines of Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Indonesian and Thai cuisines.

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