Santiago is situated in the province of Isabela some 79 kilometers south of Ilagan (provincial capital town) and about 326 kilometers North from Metro Manila. The city sits on a vast area of predominantly flat and fertile land in the Cagayan Valley, which is surrounded by mountain ranges that include the Caraballo Mountains in the south, the Great Sierra Madre in the east and the Cordillera Mountain Range in the west. In Terms of absolute geographic location, the city lies between 16º35’00” to 16º47’30” north latitude and 121º25’00” to 121º37’00” east longitude.

Although Santiago is located in the southern periphery of Isabela, its economic importance is very much linked to its geographic centrality in the context of the regional space economy. In other words, the growth potential of the city is tremendous given the role that it presently performs in the surrounding area as a bridge in Region 2’s provincial network.

 

 

Facts and Figures

 

Basic Profile

 

 

LGU Type

:

City

Income class

:

1st

Population

:

126,244

Total Land area in hectares

:

17,910.0

No. of Barangays

:

37

No. of Households

:

27,538

Financial Profile

 

 

IRA share

:

PhP    872,115,816.00

Local-Sourced Revenues

:

PhP    132,233,708.76

Other Revenues

:

PhP        3,190,997.15

Total LGU Income

:

PhP 1,007,540,521.91

Ecosystems

 

Agricultural Ecosystem

Economic Activity

 

Agricultural

 

 

Commercial and Service Center

 

 

Fishery

 

 

Industrial

Government Officials

   

Mayor

:

Hon. Joseph S. Tan

Vice Mayor

:

Hon. Alvin Abaya

Sources: http://www.blgs.gov.ph , PENRO-Isabela