|Municipality of Aritao|
Map of Nueva Vizcaya with Aritao highlighted
|Region||Cagayan Valley (Region II)|
|Barangays||22 see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Lucing L. Tan|
|• Electorate||20,707 voters (2016)|
|• Total||265.60 km2 (102.55 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)78|
|Climate type||tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||2nd municipal income class|
The ethnic minority called Isinai (the same term for the local spoken dialect) were the original residents of this town. The name Aritao came from the Isinai phrase Ari Tau "which stands for "Our King" (ari=king & tau=our) which refers to the legendary Isinai Chieftain Mengal, a fierce and brave king who resisted Spanish conquest of the Isinai territories around Ajanas and Ynordenan (the areas comprising what is now most of Aritao).
Aritao is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.
- Bone North
- Bone South
- Santa Clara
- Latar-Nocnoc-San Francisco
In 1942, Japanese troops entered Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya.
A monument to the gallantry of the Japanese and Filipino soldiers during World War II, located at Barangay Kirang, municipality of Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya. Built in 1978 by the Rakunsankai Society of Japan, it was recently rebuilt using a black glazed stone, and a memorial was engraved in the tablet in Japanese and English. Also offers a scenic view of reforested mountains and hills.
|Population census of Aritao|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
- Aritao National High School
- Immaculate Conception Academy
- Saint Teresita's Academy
- Nueva Vizcaya Institute
- Santa Clara High School
Aritao also has a lot of schools for primary (elementary education).
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