Candon City History, Tourist Spots, Festival, Officials

Candon is a component City of Ilocos Sur Province in Region 1 located in Northern Luzon, Philippines.

Candon Civic Center
Candon Civic Center

Profile of Candon City (Geography)
Location –> Southern part of Ilocos Sur (See map below)
*Distance from Manila –> 342 Kilometers North
Neighboring Towns –> Banayoyo, Galimuyod, and Sta. Lucia
Area –> 103.28 sq km (39.88 sq mi)
Population –> 60,623 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 42
Terrain –> Flat with Rolling hills
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Tobaco, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
Special Product –> kalamay – a sweet and sticky snack made from sticky rice
People/Language –> Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Revenue (2016) –> 747,578,009.40

City Officials
Go here to see the elected government officials of Candon City.


The name Candon was derived from the tree “Kandong”. Founded as a municipality in 1780, it was converted into a component city of Ilocos Sur on March 28, 2001 by virtue of Republic Act No. 9018.

Famous People from Candon
Isabelo Abaya

Economy, Business and Investment

The economy of the city is based mainly on agriculture and the retail of consumer goods. Main farm products are rice, tobacco, coconut, root crops, vegetables, livestock, and poultry. Those in the coastal areas are mostly subsistence fishermen.

Manufacturing industries are still being developed. There are 2 tobacco processing plant, a small feed mill, and a government-operated construction board plant. Small enterprises are engaged in food processing such as production of Kalamay, cornick, ice-cream, dried or salted fish, and other native delicacies. Other cottage industries produce handicrafts, salt, and metalworks.

Tourist Spots

Darapidap Beach
Church of Saint John of Sahagun
Isabelo Abaya Monument
CariƱo House


1. Tobacco Festival – Celebrated every month of March
2. Feast of Sta. Barbara every December 4

RELATED: Vigan City History and Economy
See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province

Map of City

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