Kiangan, Ifugao

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Municipality of Kiangan
Nagacadan Rice Terraces
Nagacadan Rice Terraces
Map of Ifugao with Kiangan highlighted
Map of Ifugao with Kiangan highlighted
Kiangan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°47′N 121°05′E / 16.78°N 121.08°E / 16.78; 121.08Coordinates: 16°47′N 121°05′E / 16.78°N 121.08°E / 16.78; 121.08
Country  Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Ifugao
District Lone District
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)[3]
 • Total 17,048
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3604
PSGC 142703000
IDD:area code +63 (0)74
Climate Am
Income class 4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 75,117,494.00 (2016)

Kiangan, officially the Municipality of Kiangan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ifugao, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,048 people.[3]

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.


Kiangan is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Ambabag
  • Baguinge
  • Bolog
  • Bokiawan
  • Dalligan
  • Duit
  • Hucab
  • Julongan
  • Lingay
  • Mungayang
  • Nagacadan
  • Pindongan
  • Poblacion
  • Tuplac


Population census of Kiangan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 37,161—    
1939 16,146−3.89%
1948 10,534−4.63%
1960 12,689+1.56%
1970 15,123+1.77%
1975 15,935+1.05%
1980 17,481+1.87%
1990 21,329+2.01%
1995 13,514−8.20%
2000 14,099+0.91%
2007 15,448+1.27%
2010 15,837+0.91%
2015 17,048+1.41%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Kiangan, Ifugao, was 17,048 people,[3] with a density of 85 inhabitants per square kilometre or 220 inhabitants per square mile.

Locally spoken languages include Tuwali, Ayangan, Ilocano, Tagalog, and English.


War Memorial Shrine

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.


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Ifugao". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  6. ^ "Province of Ifugao". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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