Benguet

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Benguet
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
CapitalLa Trinidad
Total local government units
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities0
Municipalities13
Barangays [note]269
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007) [note]2,769.08 km2
(1,069.15 sq. mi)
Population (2015) [note]444,224
Density (2015) [note]160 per km2
(415 per sq. mi)
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[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Benguet is a province in the Philippines situated in the Cordillera Administrative Region occupying the northern-central section of Luzon. Its capital is the Municipality of La Trinidad.

The province has a land area of 2,769.08 square kilometers or 1,069.15 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 444,224 representing 25.80% of the total population of the Cordillera Administrative Region, 0.77% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.44% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 160 inhabitants per square kilometer or 415 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Benguet is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Mountain Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Pangasinan, La Union, and Ilocos Sur.

Map of the Philippines with Benguet highlighted in redMap of Benguet showing its cities and component municipalitiesAtokBaguioBakunBokodBuguiasItogonKabayanKapanganKibunganLa TrinidadMankayanSablanTubaTublay
Local government units

Benguet has 13 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 269. The City of Baguio is commonly grouped with the province, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Atokmun19,668
(4.43%)
19,2420.42%214.99 km2
(83.01 sq mi)
91 per km2
(237 per sq mi)
8
Baguiocity (HUC), regional center345,366
(–)
318,6761.54%57.51 km2
(22.20 sq mi)
6,005 per km2
(15,557 per sq mi)
129
Bakunmun15,357
(3.46%)
13,5872.36%286.91 km2
(110.78 sq mi)
54 per km2
(139 per sq mi)
7
Bokodmun13,756
(3.10%)
12,6481.61%274.96 km2
(106.16 sq mi)
50 per km2
(130 per sq mi)
10
Buguiasmun43,627
(9.82%)
39,2712.02%175.88 km2
(67.91 sq mi)
248 per km2
(642 per sq mi)
14
Itogonmun59,820
(13.47%)
55,9601.28%449.73 km2
(173.64 sq mi)
133 per km2
(345 per sq mi)
9
Kabayanmun15,260
(3.44%)
13,5882.23%242.69 km2
(93.70 sq mi)
63 per km2
(163 per sq mi)
13
Kapanganmun19,361
(4.36%)
20,084-0.70%164.39 km2
(63.47 sq mi)
118 per km2
(305 per sq mi)
15
Kibunganmun17,292
(3.89%)
16,8500.49%254.86 km2
(98.40 sq mi)
68 per km2
(176 per sq mi)
7
La Trinidadmun, capital129,133
(29.07%)
107,1883.61%70.04 km2
(27.04 sq mi)
1,844 per km2
(4,776 per sq mi)
16
Mankayanmun35,953
(8.09%)
35,5860.20%130.48 km2
(50.38 sq mi)
276 per km2
(714 per sq mi)
12
Sablanmun11,457
(2.58%)
10,5111.65%105.63 km2
(40.78 sq mi)
108 per km2
(281 per sq mi)
8
Tubamun47,648
(10.73%)
42,8742.03%295.97 km2
(114.27 sq mi)
161 per km2
(417 per sq mi)
13
Tublaymun17,892
(4.03%)
16,5551.49%102.55 km2
(39.59 sq mi)
174 per km2
(452 per sq mi)
8
Benguet Total [1]444,224403,9441.83%2,769.08 km2
(1,069.15 sq mi)
160 per km2
(415 per sq mi)
269
  1. [1]Totals exclude the highly urbanized city of Baguio
Historical population

The population of Benguet grew from 133,221 in 1960 to 446,224 in 2015, an increase of 313,003 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.91%, or an increase of 42,280 people, from the previous population of 403,944 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 221,208
1918 Dec 3138,1373.78%
1939 Jan 198,0874.84%
1948 Oct 180,819-1.97%
1960 Feb 15133,2214.49%
1970 May 6179,0122.93%
1975 May 1204,6162.72%
1980 May 1235,7422.87%
1990 May 1302,7152.53%
1995 Sep 1313,8330.68%
2000 May 1330,1291.09%
2007 Aug 1372,5331.68%
2010 May 1403,9442.99%
2015 Aug 1446,2241.91%

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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