Quirino province is blessed with diverse natural resources, such as awesome caves, rivers, breathtaking waterfalls, mountains and valleys, forests, plantations and minerals. It is tagged as “where adventure begins.”


Capital Town: Cabarroguis

Population: 176,786 (per 2010 census)

Average Annual Population Growth Rate 2000 – 2010: 1.75

Estimated Average Life Expectancy: 65.31 for male & 68.80 for female

Quirino Province lies in the southeastern portion of Cagayan Valley (Region II), approximately between 15° 54.8’ to 16° 38.6’ N latitude and 121° 00’ to 122° 02’ E longitude. It is situated within the Upper Cagayan River Basin bounded by Isabela on the north, Aurora on the east and southeast and Nueva Vizcaya on the west and southwest. The Sierra Madre mountain range provides a natural barrier on the eastern and southeastern border and Mamparang range on the western part of the province. Quirino is six and half hours from Manila, by land via the national road from Cordon town in Isabela. It can be reached faster by air via the Cauayan and Tuguegarao Airports.


Physical Features:

Its topography is dominated by the rugged and thickly forested Sierra Madre Mountain. A small patch of flat lands which is actually an extension of the Isabela plain is found in the northern side of the province.  Quirino has a total land area of 305,718 hectares.  Of this, only 70,258 hectares (23%) are alienable and disposable lands while 77% or 235,460 hectares are classified as forest lands.


Seasons are not very pronounced; the province is relatively fry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.

Administrative Profile:

The province has six municipalities namely Aglipay, Cabarroguis, Diffun, Maddela, Nagtipunan and Saguday with a total of 132 barangays.

People The majority speaks Ilokano while other use Tagalog, Ifugao, Ilongot, Panggasinense, Kankanai and twenty three other dialects common to the region.


Major Dialects: Ilocano, Tagalog, Ifugao, Ibaloi, Gaddang and Kankanai

Literacy Rate: 95.8%

Employment Rate: 87.5% (2003)

Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Iglesia Ni Cristo


Buses like Florida, Fiestar, Dagupan Bus Travel from Manila to Quirino & Vice-Versa Daily. There are also lot of air-conditioned buses that ply the Manila – Cagayan Valley Route daily. Mini-Buses, Jeepneys and Vans are the main transportation in the province routed inter-municipal and inter-provincial, tricycle is the main mass transportation in the localities.

Major Products:

Quirino is a major surplus producer of rice and corn, coffee and peanuts in Region 02, Fruits and vegetables are also produced in a large scale production.