Etymology

The original name of the barangay is Hungduan. However, since the place was the center of the town during the American regime, the name was changed to Poblacion and Hungduan was used to name the municipality.

Political History

Ifugao was separated out from Mountain Province in 1918. It was then comprised of three municipalities, one of which is Kiangan where Hungduan presently known as Poblacion was one of its barangays. In 1921, Hungduan was separated from Kiangan to become the 5th municipality of Ifugao through Executive Order No. 6 series of 1921. When Hungduan became a municipal district through E.O. No. 33 s. 1923, it had the following barangays: Abatan, Ahin, Ap-apid, Bangbang, Binablayan, Danggo, Eheb, Gumhang, Impugong, Luhong, Maggok, Poblacion, Tinoc, Tucucan and Wangwang. On 1982, under Batas Pambansa Bilang 184, eleven barangays of Hungduan were separated to create the Municipality of Tinoc. Poblacion was retained.

Geographical Location

Barangay Poblacion is located at the foot of the high Mountain Ranges. It is bounded on the west by Mount Napulawan, on the east by barangay Bangbang, on the north by barangay Hapao, on the south by barangay Abatan and on the south east by barangay Maggok.

Based on the NAMRIA Map, the total land area is 2,386 hectares divided into sixty Seven (67) sitios and clustered into seven (7) purok.

Sitios of Barangay Poblacion

Bacung Gabgab Hilltop Cuplo Lamhitan Lacdagen
Baguinge Gahilang Ligligan Libhung Magalo Tamangan
Bulhi Ki-adduwe Ludping Logab Makihiklig Tuplak
Butag Nabongyawan Nabalahbahan Maduntug Motwa-en Bactad
Dotal Ti-iwan Namugong Pangunuhan Mukgo Duntugna
Tabuggi Wangwang Numballokbok Pilpil Ambayak Gumangan
Ubud Tao Punlabayan Pulag Cunacon Hulungna
Wa-el Tude Awatan Ang-angen Dakkitan Kitapik
Bilong Balliyong Bokoh Habangan Dumiwag Lamagan
Dayyucung Cecap Buhong Hallagan Gulla Nalhong
Duntugna Hikot Compa Halong Kaligayan Nallingban
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