Cagayan Valley Region is strategically located on the northeastern part of mainland Luzon. Its proximity to the East Asian countries is a given endowment that makes it not only a natural gateway for trade and investments but also a virtual link to other growth corridors.

 

The region abounds with natural resources and development potentials that consist of rich agriculture areas, forest lands and grass lands, minerals and marine resources. It is the fourth (4th) largest region of the country accounting for about 9% of national land area.

 

REGIONAL VISION (2001-2025)

“A Region of world class, empowered and productive citizenry with competitive agri - industrial economy, modern infrastructure, responsive basic services and well-managed eco-system in peaceful and orderly communities at one with God, among themselves and with the rest of the world.”

 

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ROLE

“Open growth area and international trade and industrial partner of the East Asian Global Economy.”

 

QUICK FACTS

 

Provinces       

The Province of Batanes

The Province of Cagayan

The Province of Isabela

The Province of Nueva Vizcaya

The Province of Quirino

 

Land Area        

2,683,758 hectares

 

City/ Towns/ Barangays

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

Cauayan City, Isabela

Santiago City, Isabela

90 Municipalities

2,317 Barangays

 

Population (Census 2007)

3,051,487

 

Population Density (Census 2007)

114/sq. km.

 

Labor Force

1,429,000

 

Employment Rate          

93.7%

 

Literacy Rate

92.54%

 

Language/ Dialect         

English, Filipino, Ilocano,  Ybanag, Itawes, Malaweg,  Gaddang, Isinay, Ivatan,  Visaya

 

Consumer Price Index (Ave. 2011)

 172.00

 

Inflation Rate (Ave. 2011)

5.26