Mountain Province

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Mountain Province
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Cities0
Municipalities10
Barangays144
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)2,157.38 km2 (832.97 sq mi)
Population (2015)154,590
Density (2015)72 / km2 (186 / sq mi)

Mountain Province 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 Bontoc.

The province has a land area of 2,157.38 square kilometers or 832.97 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 154,590. This represented 8.98% of the total population of the Cordillera Administrative Region, 0.27% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.15% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 72 inhabitants per square kilometer or 186 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Mountain Province is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Kalinga, Isabela, Ifugao, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, and Abra.

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Map of the Philippines with Mountain Province highlighted in redMap of Mountain Province showing its component municipalitiesBarligBaukoBesaoBontocNatoninParacelisSabanganSadangaSagadaTadian

Local government units

Mountain Province has 10 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 144.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Barligmunicipality4,8195,838-3.59%228.64 km2 (88.28 sq mi)21 / km2 (55 / sq mi)11
Baukomunicipality31,06530,1720.56%153.00 km2 (59.07 sq mi)203 / km2 (526 / sq mi)22
Besaomunicipality7,0407,818-1.98%173.62 km2 (67.04 sq mi)41 / km2 (105 / sq mi)14
Bontocmunicipality, capital24,64323,9800.52%396.10 km2 (152.94 sq mi)62 / km2 (161 / sq mi)16
Natoninmunicipality10,27210,0480.42%252.00 km2 (97.30 sq mi)41 / km2 (106 / sq mi)11
Paracelismunicipality28,12126,4761.15%570.16 km2 (220.14 sq mi)49 / km2 (128 / sq mi)9
Sabanganmunicipality9,3158,7411.22%72.04 km2 (27.81 sq mi)129 / km2 (335 / sq mi)15
Sadangamunicipality8,7999,181-0.81%83.30 km2 (32.16 sq mi)106 / km2 (274 / sq mi)8
Sagadamunicipality11,12711,244-0.20%83.32 km2 (32.17 sq mi)134 / km2 (346 / sq mi)19
Tadianmunicipality19,38920,689-1.23%145.20 km2 (56.06 sq mi)134 / km2 (346 / sq mi)19
Mountain Province Total154,590154,1870.05%2,157.38 km2 (832.97 sq mi)72 / km2 (186 / sq mi)144

Historical population

The population of Mountain Province grew from 85,866 in 1960 to 154,590 in 2015, an increase of 68,724 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.05%, or an increase of 403 people, from the previous population of 154,187 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
23,441
49,0554.77%
59,1380.94%
62,0030.49%
85,8662.90%
93,1120.80%
94,0960.21%
103,0521.83%
116,5351.24%
130,7552.18%
140,4391.54%
148,6610.79%
154,1871.34%
154,5900.05%

National roads

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

Secondary Roads

  • Baguio-Bontoc Road
  • Dantay-Sagada Road
  • Mountain Province-Cagayan via Tabuk-Enrile Road
  • Mountain Province-Ilocos Sur via Tue Road
  • Mountain Province-Nueva Vizcaya Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Bananao Access Road
  • Bontoc-Cadre Road
  • EYEB-DPWH Motorpool Road
  • Government Center-Cadre Road
  • Junction Talubin-Barlig-Natonin-Paracelis-Calaccad Road
  • Mountain Data Access Road
  • Mountain Province-Ilocos Sur via Kayan Road
  • Mountain Province-Ifugao Road (Kiling-Paracelis Section)
  • Mountain Province-Isabela Road
  • Otucan Diversion Road
  • PC Barracks Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 154,590, ranked 76 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 832.97 square kilometers, ranked 61 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 72 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 75 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.05%, ranked 80 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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