Facts & Figures
Tuguegarao City is a peninsula nestled in the verdant Cagayan Valley. It is protected by the Sierra Madres in the east, the Cordilleras in the west and by the far-off Caraballo Mountain in the south. It grew on the banks of the mighty Cagayan River and swift Pinacanauan River.
Of its 11,395 hectares, Tuguegarao uses 1,320 as residential areas for its 120,645 population in 22,311 households (2000 Census). Some 170 hectares are utilized for institutions, less than 160 for utilities, 120 for commercial activities, 30 for industries and 4,520 hectares for agriculture. About 80 hectares for light industries and 6 hectares for agro-industry are reserved in the 3,980 hectares of development-opportunity lands.
The City of Tuguegarao is a second class city in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. It is the capital city of Cagayan & the regional capital of Region 2. It is located on the Cagayan River, near the southern border of the province, at 17'°37'N, 121'°43'E.Number of Brangays
This city is politically subdivided into 49 barangays.Population
Languages commonly spoken are Ytawes, Ybanag and Ilokano.Climate
Seasons in the province are not very pronounced. Relatively dry season occurs during the months of March to June and rainy season from July to October, although it is relatively cold during the months of November to February.
Founded on May 9, 1604, the 4 century-old center is now the hub of socio-economic growth in Region 02 and the oldest major trade, education and government center in Northeast Luzon. Tuguegarao City is the capital of the Province of Cagayan and the Regional Center of the Cagayan Valley Region.
As a Primary Growth Center of the Region, Tuguegarao's capabilities include higher-level facilities, services, and amenities. It is an emerging metropolis, the Regional Trading Center, and the Regional support Service Center for Tourism and Industrial Development and Agricultural Modernization. It is also a backbone support to the Cauayan Regional Agro-Industrial Center in Isabela and the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Free Port in Santa Ana, Cagayan.
Public and private investments collaborate and induce massive and rapid modernization in Tuguegarao, making it a responsive service center for the vast production areas and a support center to the secondary and tertiary growth centers of the Region. Tuguegarao's service area includes the Provinces of Kalinga and Apayao of the Cordilleras.
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