Isabela, Philippines

Isabela Province, Philippines
Ilagan, Isabela, Philippines is the capital municipality of Isabela.

Home to the Yogads and Gaddangs, the province is divided into three physiographic areas. The eastern area, straddled by the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, is rugged and thickly forested. Substantial portion is uncharted and unexplored hinterlands and home to a rich variety of flora and fauna while some are government reservations. The western area is a sprawling fertile valley hemmed by the Central Cordillera and is criss-crossed by the mighty Cagayan, Siffu and Magat Rivers. Its mountains rise to a peak of about 6,000 feet and is home to one of the world’s largest remaining low-altitude rainforests with numerous unknown endemic species of flora and fauna and exceptional biological diversity. The area is popularly known as the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP).

Isabela is the second largest province of the Philippines next to Palawan.

People of Isabela, Philippines

Major dialects in Isabela are Ilocano followed by Ibanag, Yogad and Gaddang. People especially in the capital and commercial centers speak and understand English and Pilipino.

  • Population of Isabela province as of 2020 census: 1,697,050
  • Population (as of 2015) = 1,593,566
  • Population (as of May 1, 2010): 1,489,645
    • Registered Voters (2010): 705,673
  • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 1,401,495

Location of Isabela, Philippines

  • 16.6667° N, 122.3500° E – Isabela, Coordinates

Isabela is located within Region II in the north-eastern part of the island of luzon.

The province is located in the northeastern part of Luzon. It is bounded on the north by the Province of Cagayan, on the south by Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Aurora, on the west by the Provinces of the Cordillera Administrative Region and on the east by the Pacific Ocean.

Featured News of the Philippines

Updated: November 1, 2022

Over 65K people in Central Visayas affected by Paeng.
DUMAGUETE CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 7 (DSWD-7) has reported that Tropical Storm Paeng affected 65,461 people or 3,561 families in 220 barangays in the four Central Visayas provinces. A report from the DSWD-7 obtained by the Philippine News Agency on Tuesday showed that as of Oct. 31, more than PHP759,000 in assistance was also handed out by the agency through their local counterparts in the aftermath of the storm. The assistance includes food packs, hot meals, modular tents, and hygiene kits, among others.


Paeng damage to W. Visayas agri sector now at P363-M
BACOLOD CITY – The onslaught of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng left an estimated damage of PHP362.934 million to crops in Western Visayas as of Tuesday. A progress report of the Department of Agriculture Region 6 (DA-6) cited by the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Emergency Operations Center showed the affected crops include rice, corn, and other high value-crops with a total volume of 14,002 metric tons (MT), of which more than 10,000 MT is for rice alone.

Source: “PNA.GOV.PH

Last Updated on December 5, 2021

Last Updated on December 5, 2021

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