Ilocos Region (Region 1)

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

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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.

 

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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