Tuguegarao History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

Tuguegarao City is the capital of Cagayan Province.

Tuguegarao Seal
Tuguegarao Seal *Photo Credit: Facebook Page

Profile of Tuguegarao City (Geography)
Location –> Within Cagayan Province in Northern Luzon, Philippines (See map below)
*Distance from Manila –> 482.7 Kilometers
Neighboring Towns –> Iguig, Penablanca, Enrile, and Solana
Area –> 144.80 km2 (55.91 sq mi)
Population –> 153,502 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 49
Terrain –> Flat with some hills in the east
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocano, Ibanag, Tagalog, English
Mayor –> Jefferson P. Soriano
Vice Mayor –> Bienvenido de Guzman II
Representative (3rd District) –> Jojo Pulsar Lara

History

Tuguegarao was founded on May 9, 1604. In 1909, the first provincial capitol was erected. It was made the regional center of Cagayan Valley Region in 1975. On December 18, 1999, its cityhood was approved with Randolph Sera Ting becoming the first mayor of the new city.

Economy, Business and Investment

Aside from being the main provincial government center, it is also the chief commercial center, being the largest urban area in the province. There are several malls and hotels in the city as well as office buildings and apartments.

Tuguegarao Skyline

Although many residents are still engaged in agriculture producing rice, vegetables, root crops and fish, majority of the people are now gainfully employed as office workers or having businesses such as trading, furniture and automotive shops, hollow block making, bakeries, rice mills, dressmaking, and food processing.

Tourist Spots

1. Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul- a centuries-old structure
2. Cagayan Provincial Museum
3. Buntun Bridge on Cagayan River – main exit to Enrile Town
4. Rizal Park in front of Arzobispado Na Tuguegarao
5. Cagayan Sports Complex
6. City Demonstration Farm
7. San Jacinto Church
8. Carig Heritage Site

Festival

Pavvurulun Afi Festival held every year on the 10th to 17th of August

RELATED: Profile of Tabuk City
See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province

Tuguegarao City Hall

Map of City


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