Mountain Province

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Mountain Province
Island groupLuzon
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
CapitalBontoc
Total local government units
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 per km2
(186 per sq. mi)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 154,590 representing 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 such 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.

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 and 0 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 144.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Barligmun4,819
(3.12%)
5,838-3.59%228.64 km2
(88.28 sq mi)
21 per km2
(55 per sq mi)
11
Baukomun31,065
(20.10%)
30,1720.56%153.00 km2
(59.07 sq mi)
203 per km2
(526 per sq mi)
22
Besaomun7,040
(4.55%)
7,818-1.98%173.62 km2
(67.04 sq mi)
41 per km2
(105 per sq mi)
14
Bontocmun, capital24,643
(15.94%)
23,9800.52%396.10 km2
(152.94 sq mi)
62 per km2
(161 per sq mi)
16
Natoninmun10,272
(6.64%)
10,0480.42%252.00 km2
(97.30 sq mi)
41 per km2
(106 per sq mi)
11
Paracelismun28,121
(18.19%)
26,4761.15%570.16 km2
(220.14 sq mi)
49 per km2
(128 per sq mi)
9
Sabanganmun9,315
(6.03%)
8,7411.22%72.04 km2
(27.81 sq mi)
129 per km2
(335 per sq mi)
15
Sadangamun8,799
(5.69%)
9,181-0.81%83.30 km2
(32.16 sq mi)
106 per km2
(274 per sq mi)
8
Sagadamun11,127
(7.20%)
11,244-0.20%83.32 km2
(32.17 sq mi)
134 per km2
(346 per sq mi)
19
Tadianmun19,389
(12.54%)
20,689-1.23%145.20 km2
(56.06 sq mi)
134 per km2
(346 per sq mi)
19
Mountain Province Total154,590154,1870.05%2,157.38 km2
(832.97 sq mi)
72 per km2
(186 per 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 223,441
1918 Dec 3149,0554.77%
1939 Jan 159,1380.94%
1948 Oct 162,0030.49%
1960 Feb 1585,8662.90%
1970 May 693,1120.80%
1975 May 194,0960.21%
1980 May 1103,0521.83%
1990 May 1116,5351.24%
1995 Sep 1130,7552.18%
2000 May 1140,4391.54%
2007 Aug 1148,6610.79%
2010 May 1154,1871.34%
2015 Aug 1154,5900.05%

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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