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.

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Last Updated on December 5, 2021

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