Catanduanes is the 12th largest island in the Philippines.
Located east of Camarines Sur, it is accesible
by air or sea transportation. Ferry services are available in crossing the Lagonoy Gulf that separates the Port of Virac
from the Port of Tabaco in Tabaco City in the province of Albay.
Topography consists mostly of hills and low lying mountains. In fact, the highest peak is only 803 meters.
It has Type II climate which is characterized by no dry season with a very
pronounced maximum rainfall from November to January.
Catanduanes Provincial Capitol
Economic Profile, Products, and Industries
Agriculture is the main economic activity in the province. Farm and fishery production in 2007 are as follows
(figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Catanduanes in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
Cottage industries include handicraft,
There were 7 banks serving the province in 2007 with deposits of over 1.5 billion pesos. Poverty incidence stood at
49.9 % in 2006, very high compared to the national average of 32.9%.