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Official seal of Nagtipunan
Map of Quirino showing the location of Nagtipunan
Map of Quirino showing the location of Nagtipunan
Nagtipunan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°13′N 121°36′E / 16.217°N 121.600°E / 16.217; 121.600Coordinates: 16°13′N 121°36′E / 16.217°N 121.600°E / 16.217; 121.600
Country Philippines
Region Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Province Quirino
District Lone District
Established February 25, 1983
Barangays 16
 • Mayor Rosario K. Camma
 • Total 1,607.40 km2 (620.62 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 22,473
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3405
IDD:area code +63 (0)78
Income class first class

The Municipality of Nagtipunan is a first class municipality in the province of Quirino, Philippines. Nagtipunan is the youngest town in the province yet the fastest in terms of population growth and development. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 22,473 people.[3]

As the largest municipality in the province, it occupies a land area of 1607.40 square kilometers, nearly half of the province itself.

The municipality is known for its natural beauty, thus, it's dubbed as the tourism capital of the province of Quirino.


Nagtipunan is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

  • Anak
  • Dipantan
  • Dissimungal
  • Guino (Giayan)
  • Keat
  • La Conwap (Guingin)
  • Landingan
  • Mataddi
  • Matmad
  • Ponggo (Urban)
  • San Dionisio II
  • San Pugo
  • San Ramos
  • Sangbay
  • Wasid
  • Asaklat


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
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 9,460 —    
1995 12,509 +5.37%
2000 17,027 +6.83%
2007 20,443 +2.55%
2010 22,473 +3.51%
2015 23,484 +0.84%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


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 refreshing, 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 lush forest. It suited 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.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: QUIRINO". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  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 19 December 2013. 

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