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Nagtipunan, officially the Municipality of Nagtipunan, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Quirino, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,484 people.[3]

Municipality of Nagtipunan
Official seal of Nagtipunan
Map of Quirino with Nagtipunan highlighted
Map of Quirino with Nagtipunan highlighted
Nagtipunan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°13′N 121°36′E / 16.22°N 121.6°E / 16.22; 121.6Coordinates: 16°13′N 121°36′E / 16.22°N 121.6°E / 16.22; 121.6
Country Philippines
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
DistrictLone District
FoundedFebruary 25, 1983
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorNieverose C. Meneses
 • Vice MayorArnel R. Fiesta
 • CongressmanJunie E. Cua
 • Electorate12,732 voters (2016)
 • Total607.40 km2 (234.52 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total23,484
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)78
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱)311.1 million  (2016)
Native languagesIlocano
Nagtipunan Agta

As the largest municipality in the province, it occupies a land area of 1,607.40 square kilometers, nearly half of the province itself.

The municipality is known for its natural environment, and is dubbed as the tourism capital of the province of Quirino.[citation needed]



Nagtipunan is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.

  • 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.


YearPop.±% 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: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]


Natural attractions include:

  • The Cagayan River, one of the cleanest bodies of water in the Philippines,[citation needed] which flows from Brgy. San Pugo down to Brgy. Ponggo where Tatimbang, Apang, Aguk, Bimmapor and Puctad are found.
  • The 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 forest. It used for swimming and picnicking.[citation needed]
  • 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. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Quirino". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region II (Cagayan Valley)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Quirino". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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