|TANUDAN QUICK FACTS|
|Mayor:||JAEDICKE RHOSS P. DAGADAG|
|Vice Mayor:||JOSEPH B. COSIDON
|Land Area (in Hectares):||30,755|
|No. of Registered Voters**:||7,092|
|Income Class:||4TH CLASS|
|No. of Barangays:||15|
History and Government
Tanudan became a municipality in 1932 during the Commonwealth regime of President Manuel L. Quezon by virtue of Executive Order No. 42.
The municipality is composed of sixteen barangays, namely: Poblacion, Anggacan, Anggacan Sur, Babbanoy, Dacalan, Dupligan, Gaang, Lay-asan, Lower Lubo, Lower Mangali, Lower Taloctoc, Mabaca, Mangali Centro, Pangol, Upper Lubo and Upper Taloctoc.
* - 2010 NSO Census of Population
Tanudan is bounded on the north by the municipality of Tabuk, on the south by Mt. Province, on the west by the municipalities of Tinglayan and Lubuagan and on the east by a part of Paracelis, Mt. Province.
The hinterland has a total land area of 34,910 has. It is the fourth largest municipality in the province of Kalinga, almost equal in size with the combined area of the municipalities of Pasil, Rizal and Lubuagan. From the total land area, 18.64% is devoted to agriculture, 43.46% for permanent crops, 24.12% is an arable land and 28.30% is being used as pasture and permanent meadows. Forest growth is only 0.81% and 0.31% is intended for other uses.
Tanudan is mostly mountainous and hilly with a wide range of timberlands. Flora and fauna abound in the place.
The prevailing climate of the municipality is categorized under Type III classification of the Weather Bureau. Relative dry season occurs from the month of February to May while the rest of the year is generally wet. Heaviest rainfall occurs in September. Typhoons usually strikes during July to December.
The municipality is inhabited by tall, dark and handsome people, believed to be descendants of the wave of Indonesians who sought refuge in mountain ranges by following streams and rivers. Until today, the area is still dominantly populated by Kalingas.
As of September 1, 1995, the total population was 11,164 with a population density of twenty six persons per square kilometer. Only three barangays reached the thousand mark.
Rice is the principal crop while coffee, beans, mango, tobacco and bananas are produced in abundance. The total land area devoted to rice production is 1,036 hectares. 765 hectares are irrigated and 65 hectares are rainfed while 206 hectares are upland.
Most of the lands are using the communal type of irrigation and two percent are using pump for irrigation.
The livestock population for the year 1997 is as follows: 1,390 carabaos, 928 cattles, 4,095 hogs, 12,090 chicken, and 645 ducks.
Tourist Attractions and Places of Interest
- Rice Terraces that is as beautiful as those in Banawe in Upper Tanudan
- The Silent Mountain (Mt. Binaratan)
- Clustered Underground Houses
- Stone Lumber File
By: DILG-CAR, Copyright 1999
Vol. I - Local Government Unit