Provinces

Ifugao Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Ifugao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Lagawe. Ifugao culture is found among the Ifugao people. They have their own language, culture, belief system as well as complete survival technique. They are most peaceful people and living around the nature, therefore in modern civilization they are considered as Animist.

LOCATION

Coordinates: 16°50′N 121°10′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Ifugao
Location:
16°50′N 121°10′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1966
Capital:
Lagawe
Area:
2,628.21 km2 (1,014.76 sq mi)
Population:
207,500
Density:
77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
11 Towns (Municipalities)
Demonym(s):
Igorot
Elevation:
(Mount Pulag) 2,926 m (9,600 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
3600–3610
Area code:
+63 -(074)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Fourth Class
Religion(s):
The Ifugao people have an indigenous religion unique to their traditional culture but Roman Catholicism has grown in the province with approximately 60% of the population being converted by missionaries.
Language(s):
Ifugao, Tuwali, Kalanguya, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Major Industries:
Agriculture (rice), Tourism
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
June to July, August to September, October to November
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
None
Seaport(s):
None
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON
Website:
None

CLIMATE

The rainy season in Ifugao begins in July and runs through January. The weather remains cool from November to February.

June to July is a good time to see green rice terraces. August to September is the best time to see the rice terraces at its greenest. October to November is the best time to see the rice terraces in its golden color.

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Ifugao Province Map

The Ifugao provinceis divided into 11 Municipalities:

  • Aguinaldo
  • Alfonso Lista
  • Asipulo
  • Banaue
  • Hingyon
  • Hungduan
  • Kiangan
  • Lagawe
  • Lamut
  • Mayoyao
  • Tinoc
 

ISLANDS

None

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Ifugao province:

  • Bacung Spider Web Rice Terraces
  • Banaue Museum
  • Banaue Rice Terraces
  • Batad Rice Terraces
  • Bintakan Cave
  • Bogyah Hot Spring
  • Buyukan Falls
  • Chapah Waterfalls
  • Guihob Natural Pool
  • Hapao Rice Terraces
  • Hungduan Rice Terraces
  • Ifugao Museum
  • Lumauig Stone
  • Mayoyao Rice Terraces
  • Million Dollar Hill
  • Nah-toban Cave
  • Nungulunan Rice Terraces
  • O’ Phaw Mahencha Falls
  • Philippine War Memorial Shrine
  • Tam-an Village

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Ifugao throughout the year:

  • Imbayah (April) – Banaue

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Ifugao province.

Where in the Philippines is Ifugao located?
Ifugao is located on northern central section of Luzon.

Is Ifugao a city or province?
Ifugao is a province.

What is the Capital of Ifugao?
The capital of Ifugao is Lagawe.

What is Ifugao famous or known for?
Ifugao is famous or known for Banaue Rice Terraces

How do I get to Ifugao?
There are several ways to get to Ifugao, the most common being from Manila:

  • Bus | 9 hours | $9-$10
  • Drive | 5 hours | $26-$40
  • You can fly to an alternate airport (Baguio, Cauayan or Tuguegarao, however the time will be approximately the same, but the cost will be significantly more.

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How many islands are in Ifugao?
There are NO islands in Ifugao province. The province is landlocked.

What does Ifugao mean?
Ifugao is derived from the term “i-pugo”. “i” means people and “pugo” means hill which translates to “people of the hill”.

How Safe is Traveling in Ifugao?
Ifugao is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Ifugao is relatively cool and wet throughout the year.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below …

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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