|Municipality of Nagtipunan|
Map of Quirino with Nagtipunan highlighted
|Region||Cagayan Valley (Region II)|
|Founded||February 25, 1983|
|Barangays||16 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Nieverose C. Meneses|
|• Electorate||12,732 voters (2016)|
|• Total||607.40 km2 (234.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||39/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)78|
|Climate type||Tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||311,146,829.83 (2016)|
As the largest municipality in the province, it occupies a land area of 1,607.40 square kilometers, nearly half of the province itself.
The municipality is known for its natural environment, and is dubbed as the tourism capital of the province of Quirino.
Nagtipunan is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.
- Guino (Giayan)
- La Conwap (Guingin)
- Ponggo (Urban)
- San Dionisio II
- San Pugo
- San Ramos
The Municipality of Nagtipunan was formerly a part of Maddela. It was created on February 25, 1983, by virtue of Batas Pambansa No. 345 and approved in a plebiscite held on September 24, 1983.
The town’s name was derived from the native word meaning “convergence point,” in reference to several major tributaries of the Cagayan River in Aurora, Nueva Vizcaya and Qurino meeting at points within this area.
|Population census of Nagtipunan|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Natural attractions include:
- The Cagayan River, one of the cleanest bodies of water in the Philippines, which flows from Brgy. San Pugo down to Brgy. Ponggo where Tatimbang, Apang, Aguk, Bimmapor and Puctad are found.
- The 50 metres (160 ft) high Mactol Falls, in Brgy. San Pugo, is the Cagayan River headwater. It is located 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Pongo (a 2.5-hr. drive) and has a 22 metres (72 ft) deep basin surrounded by rock formations and a forest. It used for swimming and picnicking.
- Victoria Falls, in Brgy. Sangbay, is believed to be a source of the Cagayan River which bisects the valley and ends at the Aparri Delta.
- Also found in Nagtipunan is the “Bimmapor,” a rock formation similar to a sunken ship, of which only the upper decks are protruding from the ground.
- The Pusuac cave and watershed in Brgy. Ponggo.
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