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 / 20.367°N 121.917°E / 20.367; 121.917Coordinates: 20°22′N 121°55′E / 20.367°N 121.917°E / 20.367; 121.917
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 (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,249
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3902
Dialing code 78
Income class 6th class

Ivana is a sixth class municipality in the province of Batanes, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 1,249 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%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


  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 "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  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. 

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