About the Seal
The seal, represents the industriousness, cohesiveness, cooperation, peace of mind and reverence of its people in their determined march for progress
Shield, derived from the provincial seal of the Ilocos Norte
Yellow circle at the center, represents the continuing cooperation of the people to improve the quality of life
Port, stands for the sturdy and famous Currimao Port
Fishes, represents one of the town’s main industries
Rice stalk, Sugarcane, Tobacco and Corn, stand for farming industries
Seven stars, stand for the first seven barangays when the town was created in 1920
Yellow, depicts the glowing ray of the sun that lights and shine on Currimao as its marches towards progress; Red, stands for braveness; White, for purity of mind and heart of the people and their reverence to the Almighty God; Blue, for tranquility and peace
Curimmao is located in the southwestern portion of Ilocos Norte facing the China Sea; bounded on the north of Paoay; on the south by Pinili and Badoc; and on the west by the China Sea. A landlocked municipality with flat, rolling and mountains terrain, it is considered as one of the smallest town of the province, with a total land area of 33.08 square kilometers. It has a population of 10,133 in 1995.
This town was formerly a barrio of Paoay. It was made a municipality by virtue of an Executive Order issued by Governor General Francis Burton Harrison on December 28, 1920, and officially inaugurated as a municipality on January 21, 1921.
Several rivers, like the Tipcal or Gang River, Manglaoi Norte River, Maglaoi Sur River and the Poblacion River, serve as outlets for water during the rainy days. At the Palacapac Spring, Barangay Pias Sur, a water reservoir was built ten years ago. It still supplies the adjacent Barangay with portable water. Since the spring cannot supply the residents with enough water the whole year round, the people also resort to the used of open wells.
Farming is the primary source of livelihood. Most of the agricultural lands are devoted to rice while other corps like corn, garlic, sugar cane tobacco and vegetables is also grown. The farmers practice crop rotation and diversification wherein crops are planted utilizing the same area. The farmers sell their products direct to customers. Still other practice the barter system especially during good fishing season when the fishermen may exchange their catch for agricultural crops like rice. Fishing is also a good means of livelihood. The catch usually consists of tuna, mackerel, tangigi, lapu-lapu, talakitok, maya-maya, and others. Other marine’s products are seaweeds like pukpuklo, kulot and aragon-ilik. The fresh waters yield mudfish, catfish, tilapia and gurami.
The town has no minerals resources or deposits of commercial value because it has no big mountain ranges. However, it has abundant supplies of bamboo, cogon, and fire wood and sea sand. Bamboo and fire wood are of great commercial value. Upland grasses grow tall and teeming on the hill sides and in the fields which yield excellent feed for cows, carabaos, horses, goats and other livestock.
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