Cabatuan is a fourth class municipality located at the southwestern part of the province of Isabela. It is bounded by the Municipality of Luna in the east, City of Cauayan in the south, Municipality of San Mateo in the west and the Municipality of Aurora in the north. The land terrain is generally broad and level plain covering 8,077 hectares with the following rivers and streams: Magat, Macañao, Ubbog, Pacarcar, Diamantina, Gaddanan, Marabullig and Balaobao. Official census undertaken in the year 2000 revealed a population count of 31,659 densely scattered among the twenty-two barangays. The mother tongue is Ilocano with 94% while 4% speak Tagalog and the remaining other minor dialects. Cabatuan is considered as one of the rice granary of the region having the following giant ricemills: Apollo Ricemill, Cabatuan Ricemill, Farmer’s Grain Ricemill, Fortune Ricemill, Four Season’s Ricemill, Golden Harvest Ricemill, Jimmy’s Ricemill, Mapalad Ricemill, Valiant Ricemill and Victory Ricemill. Numerous rice dealers are scattered within the municipality.

Cabatuan is the site of the Magat Bridge, considered one of the longest bridge in the country. It is also the crossroad of two major highways, the Daang Maharlika and the STR (Santiago-Tuguegarao Road). Cabatuan is also the home of the luscious Kankanen Festival, a showcase of native delicacies made of glutinous rice worth mentioning is the moriecos. Mayor Alma Dayrit and the Rural Improvement Club started this annual tradition in 2003 and done on the Foundation Day rites of every year. Cabatuan’s official folk dance is the Sinilyasi which was launched in 2008. Saint Andrew the Apostle is the patron and his feast day is celebrated by the Roman Catholic and Aglipayan Church (Independent Church of Filipino Christians) every 30th of November.

Cabatuan, with the official tagline “Land of the Golden Grains”, is one of the melting pots of the region where travelers, merchants and migrants from Ilocos, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac and provinces from the Tagalog region came to settle in the town upon learning of the fertile land and hospitality of the Cabatuanenses.