Vigan

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Ilocos Sur
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Vigan can be found 120 23’ 15’’ east longitude and 17 34’ 30’’ north latitude. It is situated in the northern part of Luzon, the Philippines’ largest island. It serves as the capital of Ilocos Sur and has been a major political and trading center since before the Spanish colonizers arrived in the Philippines. Its favorable geographical features and location continues to make it a very accessible center. It is 407 kilometres (253 mi) away from Manila, 82 kilometres (51 mi) away from Laoag City, and 138 kilometres (86 mi) away from San Fernando, La Union, the regional capital of Ilocos Region. Horticulture is a noteworthy industry in the region. An estimated land region of 1,300 hectares or 47.44 percent is dedicated to horticulture. Vegetable generation incorporates eggplant, tomato, cabbage, cauliflower, sweet pepper, ampalaya, upo, squash and mongo. It secured 16, 10, 32.89, 17, 3.75, 10, 2.65 and 30 hectares, individually. Root crops created in Vigan are onion, shelled nut, cassava, yam, sweet potato and singkamas. It secured 196.30, 42.65, 11.56, 6, 20 and 21.21 hectares, individually. Different yields created in the metropolitan are mango, melon, water melon, calamansi and guava. Angling is a minor industry; subsequently it can't meet the fish prerequisites of the district. A portion of the marine item sold in the business sector originates from neigboring regions, for example, Caoayan, Santa, Sta. Catalina, San Vicente and to the extent Dagupan City and Malabon. For the most part, anglers get fish in the untamed ocean, inland waters and fishponds. Domesticated animals and poultry of the majority of the families are done at terrace level. It is being supported by the administration through dispersal of enhanced types of steers and swine. In the year 1994, the Municipal Agriculture Office has disseminated/re-scattered 4 heads of cows and a goat while in 1995 they have had conveyed/re-scattered 5 heads of steers and 5 heads of swine.