|Municipality of Kiangan|
Nagacadan Rice Terraces
Map of Ifugao with Kiangan highlighted
|Region||Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)|
|Barangays||14 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Joselito G. Guyguyon|
|• Electorate||10,544 voters (2016)|
|• Total||200.00 km2 (77.22 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||85/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)74|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||75,117,494.00 (2016)|
Kiangan is the oldest town in the province. It derives its name from Kiyyangan, an ancient village near the bank of the Ibulao River across the Lagawe valley. The name Kiyyangan is enshrined in Ifugao mythology and is believed to be the dwelling of Wigan and Bugan, the mythological ancestors of the Ifugao. It was the former capital of Ifugao until the topology was deemed unfit and moved to neighboring Lagawe.
The Nagacadan Rice Terraces are part of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras World Heritage Site.
|Population census of Kiangan|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Kiangan, Ifugao, was 17,048 people, with a density of 85 inhabitants per square kilometre or 220 inhabitants per square mile.
Agriculture and tourism are the main source of local economic activities which supports commerce and trade among townsfolk. Its terraced rice fields do not only provide produce for the farmers but attract tourists as well.
- Nagacadan Rice Terraces
The Nagacadan Rice Terraces is a UNESCO Heritage Site and one of the many rice terraces in the province of Ifugao. The rice terraces cluster manifest a distinct feature - the fields are in ascending rows of terraces bisected by a river.
- Kiangan Shrine
Located in Kiangan is the Kiangan Central School old home economics building, which marks the spot where the highest Commander of the Japanese Imperial Army, General Tomoyuki Yamashita (also known as the Tiger of Malaya), surrendered to the Filipino & American Forces on 2 September 1945.
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