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), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Atokmunicipality19,66819,2420.42%214.99918
Bakunmunicipality15,35713,5872.36%286.91547
Bokodmunicipality13,75612,6481.61%274.965010
Buguiasmunicipality43,62739,2712.02%175.8824814
Itogonmunicipality59,82055,9601.28%449.731339
Kabayanmunicipality15,26013,5882.23%242.696313
Kapanganmunicipality19,36120,084-0.70%164.3911815
Kibunganmunicipality17,29216,8500.49%254.86687
La Trinidadmunicipality, capital129,133107,1883.61%70.041,84416
Mankayanmunicipality35,95335,5860.20%130.4827612
Sablanmunicipality11,45710,5111.65%105.631088
Tubamunicipality47,64842,8742.03%295.9716113
Tublaymunicipality17,89216,5551.49%102.551748
Benguet Total444,224403,9441.83%2,769.08160140

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Benguet for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,114,052,300.83.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
20091,250,706,238.73
2010649,230,423.19-48.09%
2011720,435,822.7610.97%
2012760,604,087.885.58%
2013816,139,696.407.30%
2014895,578,941.209.73%
20151,025,809,123.0314.54%
20161,114,052,300.838.60%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Benguet is 20 to 24, with 87,298 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 5,727 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 116,493
1 to 465,525
5 to 979,161
10 to 1475,732
15 to 1985,368
20 to 2487,298
25 to 2973,595
30 to 3461,379
35 to 3950,964
40 to 4441,378
45 to 4939,343
50 to 5434,551
55 to 5927,754
60 to 6420,029
65 to 6913,097
70 to 748,169
75 to 796,027
80 and over5,727
Total791,590

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 annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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