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Tagkawayan is the last town of Quezon Province going south to the
Bicol Region. It comprises 45 barangays and 64 sitios.
It is an agricultural and
fishing community but going first class as a municipality.
Tagkawayan was said to have
been derived from the phrase "taga kawayan" which during the early
Spanish period the name was given to the people living in Tagkawayan
a place where there were plenty of bamboos called "cauaian".
The name was thus given by
the Spaniards to the locality which is now Tagkawayan.
Extending on the left side
border of the Ragay Gulf, towards the south from the mouth of
Kabibihan River, the municipality of Tagkawayan is bounded on the
North, by the Municipality of Calauag, Quezon Province and Labo,
Camarines Norte on the east, by the Municipality of Del Gallego,
Camarines Sur, on the South and West by Ragay Gulf and the Kabibihan
River from its watershed on the Gumihan Creek.
Tagkawayan has a total land area of 64,100 hectares comprising of
forty-five (45) barangays. Like the region on the southeast of
Luzon, the place has two principal climatic seasons, namely the dry
season during the months of January to June and the wet season
commencing July to early December of every year. Along the seaside
is a level strip of land and on the north and Northeast are
mountains abundant with plateaus conducive to farming.
During the early Spanish period, the place was predominantly
inhabited by the aborigines called Aetas which roamed about the
Cadig mountain ranges which form part of the Sierra Madre mountain
ranges extending from the north to the south east part of Quezon
province. However people from Ambos Camarines (Norte and Sur) as
well from Ragay, Camarines Sur and from the Bondoc Peninsula
migrated to the place, which was densely forested.
During the turn of the century up to the period it was created
Tagkawayan thrives on lumber and minerals so that it becomes the
melting pot of almost all group of people like the Tagalogs,
Bicolanos, Ilocanos, Pampangueños and even Visayans.
Roman Catholicism is the principal religion of the people. There are
Iglesia ni Cristo, Protestants and Seventh Day Adventists in town.