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APAYAO QUICK FACTS
Governor: ELEANOR B. BEGTANG
Vice Governor: REMY N. ALBANO
   
Land Area (sq. Km.) 4,120.6
Population*: 112,636
No. of Registered Voters**: 39,221
No. of Municipalities: 7
No. of Barangays: 133
Income Class: 4TH CLASS
Legal Basis of Creation: RA 7878
Official Website: www.apayao.gov.ph

 

Location

 

Apayao is located at the northernmost tip of the Luzon mainland. It is bounded on the east by the province of Cagayan, on the west by Ilocos Norte and Abra, and on the south by Kalinga.

 

Creation

 

Apayao was formerly a part of the old province of Kalinga-Apayao. However, on February 14, 1995, Republic Act No. 7878 authored by Congressman Elias K. Bulut of the lone district of Kalinga-Apayao, was passed converting the province of Kalinga-Apayao into two separate and regular provinces: Kalinga and Apayao.

 

Physical Profile

 

The province is almost equally mountainous/hilly (Upper Apayao) and flat (Lower Apayao) with intermittent patches of valleys and plateaus. The municipalities of Calanasan, Conner and Kabugao are in Upper Apayao while the municipalities of Flora, Luna, Pudtol and Sta. Marcela are located in Lower Apayao. The prevailing climate in the province falls under Corona's Type III Classification. It is characterized by not very pronounced dry and wet seasons, relatively dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year. Heaviest rain occurs during December to February while the month of May is the warmest.

 

Tourist Attractions

 

With the province's beautiful and untapped resources, Apayao boasts of a lot of natural as well as man-made places of interests. Among them are the following: Porag, Banna-ang and Banselan Caves and Porag Falls in Conner; Dacao Dam in Flora; Madarang Memorial Shrine in Kabugao; Mt. Ziniladdun in Luna; the old Spanish Church, the Pudtol Dam and the Nagan River in Pudtol; and the Sta. Marcela Dam.

 

The Province of Apayao is composed of Seven (7) Municipalities, namely: 

Calanasan, Conner, Flora, Kabugao, Luna, Pudtol and Sta. Marcela.

 

 MUNICIPALITY

LAND AREA

(sq.Km.)

INCOME

CLASS

NO. OF

BRGYS

POPULATION* NO. OF REG. VOTERS** OFFICIAL WEBSITE
1 CALANASAN (Bayag)  874.54 1st  18  11,568 6,834  
2 CONNER  694.30 2nd  21  24,811 13,462  
3 FLORA  324.40 3rd 16  16,743 7,560  
4 KABUGAO  839.00 1st  21  16,170 9,424  
5 LUNA  849.15 2nd  22  18,029 10,052  
6 PUDTOL  111.59 4th  22  13,305 6,738  
7 STA. MARCELA  70.00 4th  13  12,010 6,211  

References:

* - 2010 NSO Census of Population

** - 2010 Partial Data from COMELEC