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Tuguegarao is a city in Cagayan Province of Northeastern Philippines. Tuguegarao is the capital and largest city of Cagayan Province in Philippines. The highest temperature recorded in Philippines was in Tuguegarao, where it hit 42 degrees celsius in May 11,1969.

Lungsod ng Tuguegarao
City of Tuguegarao
From top, clockwise: Central Business District along Bonifacio Street; Bagumbayan horno (kiln) ruins; St. Peter Metropolitan Cathedral; Buntun Bridge, the country's longest river bridge; Ermita de Piedra de San Jacinto (Stone Chapel of St. Hyacinth)
Premier Ibanag City
FoundedMay 9, 1604
CityhoodDecember 18, 1999

History[change | change source]

The city was founded in May 9, 1604, and it's cityhood was founded in December 18, 1999. In 1720, Father Antonio Lobato, O.P developed a street network together with the construction of Tuguegarao Cathedral. In 1839, Tuguegarao was transfered from Lal-o as the Manila-Tuguegarao road was opened, which had socio-economic progress. American troops invaded Tuguegarao in December 12, 1899. Some improvements in the city was discerned over the course of provincial administrations. The 1st provincial capitol was built in 1909. The Cagayan Valley College of Arts and Trades was founded by an American named Claude Andrews. During World War II, Tuguegarao and Tuguegarao Airfield was captured by the Japanese Imperial Army on December 12, 1941, as part of Appari. The General Headquarters of the 11th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL was activated on 1942 to 1946 and stationed in Tuguegarao. Sitio Capatan was elevated in a barangay of Tuguegarao in April 3, 1959. In 1975, Tuguegarao became the capital and seat of the regional government of Cagayan Valley.

Geography[change | change source]

Tuguegarao is in Southern part of Cagayan Province of Northeastern Philippines. The city is bordered by Iguig to the north; to the west by the Cagayan River and Solana; Peñablanca to the east; and to the south by Enrile and San Pablo, Isabela. Tuguegarao is in 17.37N, 121.43E. Tuguegarao is 483 kilometers (380 mi) north of Manila, 77 kilometres (48 mi) from Ilagan, 127 kilometres (79 mi) from Santiago City, 164 kilometres (102 mi) from Cabarroguis, 188 kilometres (117 mi) from Bayombong and 318 kilometres (198 mi) from Basco.

Current population[change | change source]

At present, Tuguegarao has over 170,000 people. As of 2020, the city has 166,334 people.

Religion[change | change source]

The dominant religion of Tuguegarao and all the rest of the Philippines is Catholic Christianity, due to the invasion of Spanish people in 1521.

Gallery[change | change source]

Central Business District Tuguegarao Bonifacio.jpeg

Tuguegarao buildings.

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Church of San Jacinto in Tuguegarao.

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The ruins of Horno in Tuguegarao.

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Buntun bridge at nautical twilight.

Allan Jay Quesada - Tuguegarao Cathedral Exterior DSC 0472.jpg

Tuguegarao Cathedral, the most popular church in Tuguegarao.