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Structure: Vigan City Islands Philippines

Folding and faulting apparently are absent in Vigan-Bantay Plain except in the eastern and southern margin of the plain. In the eastern margin, a north-south trending fault occurs transecting the Pre-Quarternary rocks. The fault line runs from Sinait down to Bantay and Santa, while the southern extension of the plain is bounded by another structural line that trends northwest and southeast occurring from Santa down to Narvacan and Santa Maria.

Topography and Soil Type: Vigan City Islands Philippines

The land area of Vigan is generally flat. Slopes of 20 are found at Brgy. V, Tamag, and Paoa. There are no forest reserves in the city in terms of potential and raw materials. Bamboo is the only minor forest product in Vigan.

The soil type of the city is classified into five (5). First is the Bantay Loam, which is located at the southern portion of Raois and is good as pastureland has a land area of 36.67 hectares. The second is Umingan sandy which is good for upland rice and vegetables and has a land area of 1191.57 hectares. The third is San Manuel clay loam, which is best for bananas, cotton and vegetables has an area of 1244.57 hectares. The fourth is Bantog clay - considered as the most significant type for soil, which is best clay material for making pots, jars and all earthenwares has a land area of 31.65 hectares. The fifth is the beach sand, which has a land area of 7.28 hectares, is generally found in the shoreline of all the beaches of Vigan and is best for coconut plantation.

Philippines Cuisine Characteristics

The traditional way of eating is with the hands, especially dry dishes such as inihaw or prito. The diner will take a bite of the main dish, then eat rice pressed together with his fingers.

This practice, known as kamayan, is rarely seen in urbanized areas. However, Filipinos tend to feel the spirit of kamayan when eating amidst nature during out of town trips, beach vacations, and town fiestas.

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