Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Cordillera Administrative Region
Typeregion
Island groupLuzon
Provinces6
Cities2
Municipalities75
Barangays1,176
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Population (2015)1,722,006

The Cordillera Administrative Region, officially designated as CAR, is an administrative region in the Philippines occupying the northern-central section of Luzon. It covers 6 provinces, namely, Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province, as well as 1 highly urbanized city. The regional center is the City of Baguio.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,722,006. This represented 3.00% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 1.71% of the entire population of the Philippines.

Map

Cordillera Administrative Region is bordered on the East by the Cagayan Valley, and West by the Ilocos Region.

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Map of Cordillera Administrative RegionMap of the Cordillera Administrative Region highlighting its regional center, component provinces and their capitals, and nearby major citiesAbraApayaoBenguetIfugaoKalingaMountain ProvinceBaguio, a highly urbanized city and the regional center

Local government units

Cordillera Administrative Region has 6 provinces, 75 municipalities, and 2 cities (1 of which is a highly urbanized city administered independently from any province). The total number of barangays in the region is 1,176.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)City countMun countBrgy count
Abraprovince241,160234,7330.52%4,165.25 km2 (1,608.21 sq mi)58 / km2 (150 / sq mi)027303
Benguetprovince444,224403,9441.83%2,826.59 km2 (1,091.35 sq mi)157 / km2 (407 / sq mi)013140
Baguiocity (HUC), regional center345,366318,6761.54%57.51 km2 (22.20 sq mi)6,005 / km2 (15,557 / sq mi)129
Ifugaoprovince202,802191,0781.14%2,628.21 km2 (1,014.76 sq mi)77 / km2 (200 / sq mi)011175
Kalingaprovince212,680201,6131.02%3,231.25 km2 (1,247.59 sq mi)66 / km2 (170 / sq mi)17152
Mountain Provinceprovince154,590154,1870.05%2,157.38 km2 (832.97 sq mi)72 / km2 (186 / sq mi)010144
Apayaoprovince119,184112,6361.08%4,413.35 km2 (1,704.00 sq mi)27 / km2 (70 / sq mi)07133
Cordillera Administrative Region Total1,722,0061,616,8671.21%no datano data2751,176

Historical population

The population of Cordillera Administrative Region grew from 551,032 in 1960 to 1,722,006 in 2015, an increase of 1,170,974 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.21%, or an increase of 105,139 people, from the previous population of 1,616,867 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
145,186
267,0413.92%
384,6541.84%
364,720-0.54%
551,0323.70%
730,9062.80%
811,1032.11%
914,4322.43%
1,146,1912.29%
1,254,8381.71%
1,365,2201.82%
1,520,8471.50%
1,616,8672.25%
1,722,0061.21%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,722,006, ranked 17 out of 17
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.21%, ranked 14 out of 17

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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