Ilocos Sur

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Ilocos Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. Its capital is Vigan City and borders Ilocos Norte and Abra to the north, Mountain Province to the east, and La Union and Benguet to the south. To the west of Ilocos Sur is the South China Sea.

Province of Ilocos Sur
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Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Governor Luis Chavit C. Singson
Barangays 768
Physical characteristics
Area 2,579.6 km²
(27th smallest)
Total (2000) 594,206
(41st largest)
Density 230/km²
(34th highest)


People and culture




Ilocos Sur is subdivided into 32 municipalities and 2 cities.




Ilocos Sur is located along the western coast of Northern Luzon. It is bounded by Ilocos Norte on the north, Abra on the northeast, Mountain Province on the east, Benguet on the southeast, La Union on the south, and the China Sea on the west. Its area of 2,579.58 square kilometers occupies about 20.11% of the total land area of Region 1.

The topography of Ilocos Sur is undulating to rolling with elevations ranging from 10 to 1,700 meters above sea level.


Ilocos Sur was founded by the Spanish conquistador, Juan de Salcedo in 1572.

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