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—  Municipality  —
Map of Isabela showing the location of Cabagan.
Cabagan is located in Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°26′N 121°46′E / 17.433°N 121.767°E / 17.433; 121.767Coordinates: 17°26′N 121°46′E / 17.433°N 121.767°E / 17.433; 121.767
Country  Philippines
Region Cagayan Valley (Region II)
Province Isabela
District 1st District, Isabela
Barangays 26
 - Mayor Christopher A. Mamauag
 - Total 430.40 km2 (166.2 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 43,562
 - Density 101.2/km2 (262.1/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3328
Income class 2nd class; rural
Population Census of Cabagan
Census Pop. Rate
1995 35,054
2000 41,536 3.71%
2007 43,562 0.66%

Cabagan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Isabela. According to the latest census, it has a population of 43,562 people in 7,250 households.

Cabagan had been the business center of three nearby towns (Santa Maria, San Pablo and Santo Tomas) before they had their own market. It is locally famous for its pancit Cabagan. Its people are called Ybanag. Nowadays, Ybanags are well educated and the source of the province's top politicians, professionals and a world class athlete.

During Christmas, the Cabagan Square Park could be seen flashing brightly with many Christmas lights and lanterns. Cabagan's top schools are Cabagan Science Elementary School and Isabela State University Science and Technology High School.

The Malasi lake is a sanctuary for migratory birds located in barangay San Antonio and has been hailed by the DENR. The Taguinod Cattle Ranch in Sitio Carumay is an ecofriendly farm where you can find different crops,the world famous Carabao mango and also a place to find pure breed American Brahman cattles. The biggest Gymnasium in Isabela and in the whole Region 2 is located in this town and the beautiful century-old Well that was built by the Spaniards, located at St. Ferdinand College, Cabagan Campus.

Alex Pagulayan, the 2004 world champion in billiards hails from San Juan, a remote barrio of Cabagan. Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay's mother is a Cabaguena. New York's Grace Gollayan Baldisseri,a poet, published author and stage director, one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States (2007) is a beloved daughter of Cabagan.


Cabagan is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.

  • Aggub
  • Anao
  • Angancasilian
  • Balasig
  • Cansan
  • Casibarag Norte
  • Casibarag Sur
  • Catabayungan
  • Cubag
  • Garita
  • Luquilu
  • Mabangug
  • Magassi
  • Ngarag
  • Pilig Abajo
  • Pilig Alto
  • Centro (Pob.)
  • San Bernardo
  • San Juan
  • Saui
  • Tallag
  • Ugad
  • Union
  • Masipi East
  • Masipi West
  • San Antonio

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