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), in km2Density (2015), per km2City countMun countBrgy count
Abraprovince241,160234,7330.52%4,165.2558027303
Benguetprovince444,224403,9441.83%2,826.59157013140
Baguiocity (HUC), regional center345,366318,6761.54%57.516,005129
Ifugaoprovince202,802191,0781.14%2,628.2177011175
Kalingaprovince212,680201,6131.02%3,231.256617152
Mountain Provinceprovince154,590154,1870.05%2,157.3872010144
Apayaoprovince119,184112,6361.08%4,413.352707133
Cordillera Administrative Region Total1,722,0061,616,8671.21%no datano data2751,176

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Cordillera Administrative Region is 5 to 9, with 180,804 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 16,591 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 134,589
1 to 4144,843
5 to 9180,804
10 to 14176,388
15 to 19179,349
20 to 24175,450
25 to 29150,426
30 to 34126,185
35 to 39108,324
40 to 4490,559
45 to 4985,083
50 to 5474,845
55 to 5962,068
60 to 6446,194
65 to 6931,675
70 to 7421,059
75 to 7916,591
80 and over17,574
Total1,722,006

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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