Map of CANDON CITY, Ilocos Sur
is a 4th class city in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 56,270 people in 10,257 households. Dubbed as the "Tobacco Capital of the Philippines" the city is the country's largest producer of Virginia-type tobacco. As the district center of southern Ilocos Sur, the city plays a vital role in the development of adjacent municipalities.
This once small resort town is known for making the heaviest and largest calamay, a sweet and sticky snack made from sticky rice, coconut milk and sugar, in the world. This City also has a rich historical background. In its legends, the name of the city is derived from the legendary "kandong" tree which is now but extinct in the area. Its patron saint is John of Sahagun and his feast day is celebrated every June 12.
Candon City is the center of the 2nd district of Ilocos Sur. Government District offices are all located in the city. The city plays an important part in the growth and development of the 2nd district of Ilocos Sur. The city supports more than 100,000 citizens in terms of commercial and industrial services.
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