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Geographic Location: Vigan Islands Philippines

City of Vigan, the capital of the province Ilocos Sur, is situated along the western coast of Northern Luzon. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Bantay, on the east by the Municipality of Santa and on the South by the Municipality of Caoayan, on the West by he Municipality of Sta. Catalina and on the Southwest by China Sea. It is 408 kilometers to the City of Manila; 80 kilometers from Laoag City and 139 kilometers from San Fernando, La Union. It has a total land area of 2,511 hectares or 25. 11 square kilometers. The poblacion barangays which consist of nine barangays have a total land area of 144. 75 has. The adjoining 30 barangays make up 23. 6625 has.

The heart of Vigan is located approximately between the meridian 120 23' 15" east longitude and the parallel 17 34' 30" north latitude. Vigan has 39 barangays including the nine barangays created under PD No. 86.

Main Dishes Philippine Cuisine

Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, sometimes both, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce. It can also be prepared "dry" by cooking out the liquid and concentrating the flavor. Bistek, also known as "Filipino beef steak," consists of thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and calamansi and then fried in a skillet that is typically served with onions.

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