The city of Candon is strategically located midway along the northwestern coast of Luzon Island within the province
of Ilocos Sur. It is bounded on the north by the town of Banayoyo, on the east by Galimuyod, on the south by Sta. Lucia,
and on the west by Luzon Sea which is part of South China Sea. It is located 348 kilometers north of Manila and
62 kilometers south of Vigan City, the provincial capital. It is accessible by land transportation using the Maharlika Highway.
From the city, there is a road going to the interior part of Ilocos Sur.
Candon Civic Center
Candon has a total land area of 103.2 square kilometers subdivided into 42 barangays. In terms of population,
Candon has one of the smallest number of residents among the cities in the country (see Comparison).
Ilocano is the common language spoken but Filipino and English are widely used. Most of the residents are Christians, majority of them belong to
the Roman Catholic Church.
The economy of the city is based mainly on agriculture and the retail of consumer goods. Main farm products
are rice, tobacco, coconut, rootcrops, vegetables, livestock, and poultry. Those in the coastal areas are mostly subsistence
fishermen. Manufacturing industries are still being developed. There are 2 tobacco processing plant, a small feed mill, and a government-operated
construction board plant. Small enterprises are engaged in food processing such as production of calamay, cornick, ice-cream, dried or
salted fish, and other native delicacies. Other cottage industries produce handicrafts, salt, and metalworks.
Production of high value crops and the processing thereof are highly recommended.
The establishment of small to medium scale manufacturing is viable considering the strategic location of the city and the availablity of road network.
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Candon City
- Church of Saint John of Sahagun
- Darapidap Beach
Church of Saint John Sahagun
Candon Downtown along the National Highway
Modern Public market
St. Joseph Institute
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