Kiangan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ifugao, Cordillera Region, Philippines.
Profile of Kiangan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> 345 kilometers north of Manila, specifically north of Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Hingyon and Hungduan (north), Lagawe (east), Lamut (south), and Tinoc and Asipulo (west)
Area –> 200.00 km2 (77.22 sq mi)
Population –> 17,048 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism, Cottage
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Corn, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ifugao, English, Ilocano, Tagalog
Revenue (2016) –> 75,117,494.00
Legislative District –> Lone
History of Kiangan
The town of Kiangan, originally spelled as Kiyyangan, is the oldest municipality in the province of Ifugao. It is also a historic town being the place where the highest Commander of the Japanese Imperial Army, General Tomoyuki Yamashita (also known as the Tiger of Malaya), surrendered to the combined Filipino and American Forces on 2 September 1945.
Economy of Kiangan
Kiangan is an agricultural town where rice, vegetables, hogs, chicken and eggs are produced. Cottage industries include wood carving, furniture and handicraft-making. The town center is home to the public market and other small shops.
The local government is pushing for the development of tourism as an additional source of income and employment.
Tourist Spot in Kiangan
Nagacadan Rice Terraces
Shrine of Yamashita and Ifugao Museum
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Festivals in Kiangan
Gotad ad Kiangan
Feast of St. Joseph