Ivana, Batanes

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Facade of San Jose de Ivana Church
Official seal of Ivana
Map of Batanes showing the location of Ivana
Map of Batanes showing the location of Ivana
Ivana is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 20°22′N 121°55′E / 20.37°N 121.92°E / 20.37; 121.92Coordinates: 20°22′N 121°55′E / 20.37°N 121.92°E / 20.37; 121.92
Country Philippines
Region Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Province Batanes
District Lone District
Barangays 4
 • Mayor Leonardo V. Hostallero
 • Total 16.54 km2 (6.39 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 1,327
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3902
Dialing code +63 (0)78
Income class 6th class
Website www.ivana-batanes.gov.ph

Ivana is a sixth class municipality in the province of Batanes, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 1,327 people.[3]


Ivana is one of the three major pueblos of Batanes in the first half of the 19th century, alongside Basco and Marigatao.[4] A mission was opened in the late 18th century with evangelization described as successful mainly due to the baptism of seven of the nine principals of Ivana.[5]

In 1789, Don Joaquin del Castillo became the third governor of Batanes. Measures were put in place to ensure that all the natives including unbaptized ones respect and obey the law by means of obedience to the governor as king's representative. An uprising ensued led by a certain "evil and lawless man" named Chivunao of Ivana, who persuaded his chiefs to rebel against the government. His failed attempt prompted him to organize an uprising in Itbud where the Spaniards' cannons forced the rebels to surrender.[5]


Ivana is politically subdivided into 4 barangays.[2] San Vicente was elevated into a barrio in 1955.[6]

  • Radiwan
  • Salagao
  • San Vicente (Igang)
  • Tuhel (Pob.)


Population census of Ivana
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 1,190 —    
1995 1,024 −2.78%
2000 1,293 +5.13%
2007 1,181 −1.24%
2010 1,249 +2.06%
2015 1,327 +1.16%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7]

The population of Ivana, Batanes, in the 2015 census was 1,327 people,[3] with a density of 80 inhabitants per square kilometre or 210 inhabitants per square mile.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: BATANES". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region II (CAGAYAN VALLEY)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Mallat, J. (1846). "The Philippines: History, Geography, Customs, Agriculture, Industry and Commerce Colonies in Oceania" English Trans. Pura Santillan- Castrence. Manila: National Historical Institute
  5. ^ a b González Alonzo, Fr. Julio, O.P. (1966). "The Batanes Islands", in Acta Manilana, Manila: University of Santo Tomas Research Center
  6. ^ "An Act to Convert the Sitio of San Vicente in the Municipality of Ivana, Province of Batanes, into a Barrio to Be Known As the Barrio of San Vicente of Said Municipality". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  7. ^ "Region II (CAGAYAN VALLEY)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 

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