Benguet

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Benguet
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities0
Municipalities13
Barangays [note]140
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 / km2 (415 / sq mi)
[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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 444,224. This represented 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 these 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.

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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 140. The City of Baguio is commonly grouped with the province, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Atokmunicipality19,66819,2420.42%214.99 km2 (83.01 sq mi)91 / km2 (237 / sq mi)8
Bakunmunicipality15,35713,5872.36%286.91 km2 (110.78 sq mi)54 / km2 (139 / sq mi)7
Bokodmunicipality13,75612,6481.61%274.96 km2 (106.16 sq mi)50 / km2 (130 / sq mi)10
Buguiasmunicipality43,62739,2712.02%175.88 km2 (67.91 sq mi)248 / km2 (642 / sq mi)14
Itogonmunicipality59,82055,9601.28%449.73 km2 (173.64 sq mi)133 / km2 (345 / sq mi)9
Kabayanmunicipality15,26013,5882.23%242.69 km2 (93.70 sq mi)63 / km2 (163 / sq mi)13
Kapanganmunicipality19,36120,084-0.70%164.39 km2 (63.47 sq mi)118 / km2 (305 / sq mi)15
Kibunganmunicipality17,29216,8500.49%254.86 km2 (98.40 sq mi)68 / km2 (176 / sq mi)7
La Trinidadmunicipality, capital129,133107,1883.61%70.04 km2 (27.04 sq mi)1,844 / km2 (4,776 / sq mi)16
Mankayanmunicipality35,95335,5860.20%130.48 km2 (50.38 sq mi)276 / km2 (714 / sq mi)12
Sablanmunicipality11,45710,5111.65%105.63 km2 (40.78 sq mi)108 / km2 (281 / sq mi)8
Tubamunicipality47,64842,8742.03%295.97 km2 (114.27 sq mi)161 / km2 (417 / sq mi)13
Tublaymunicipality17,89216,5551.49%102.55 km2 (39.59 sq mi)174 / km2 (452 / sq mi)8
Benguet Total444,224403,9441.83%2,769.08 km2 (1,069.15 sq mi)160 / km2 (415 / sq mi)140

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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,208
38,1373.78%
98,0874.84%
80,819-1.97%
133,2214.49%
179,0122.93%
204,6162.72%
235,7422.87%
302,7152.53%
313,8330.68%
330,1291.09%
372,5331.68%
403,9442.99%
446,2241.91%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Benguet as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Baguio-Bauang Road
  • Kennon Road

Secondary Roads

  • Baguio-Bontoc Road
  • Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road
  • Gurel-Bokod-Kabayan-Buguias-Abatan Road
  • Marcos Highway

Tertiary Roads

  • Abatan-Mankayan-Cervantes Road
  • Acop-Kapangan-Kibungan-Bakun Road
  • Asin (Km. 8)-Nangalisan-San Pascual, Tuba, Benguet-La Union Boundary Road
  • Baguio-Itogon Road
  • Benguet Provincial National Road
  • City Limit-Santo Tomas Road
  • Itogon-Dalupirip-San Manuel Boundary Road
  • Kennon-Agat Road
  • Kiangan-Tinoc-Buguias Road
  • PA Cadre Road
  • Pico-Lamtang Road
  • Shilan-Beckel Road
  • Tawang-Ambiong Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 444,224, ranked 60 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,069.15 square kilometers, ranked 50 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 160 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 51 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.83%, ranked 19 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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