|Benguet - Salad Bowl Of The Philippines|
Benguet Province occupies the southern tip of the Cordillera Mountain Range in the northern part of the Luzon Island. It has a Mountainous terrain of peaks, ridges, and canyons; and a temperate and generally pleasant climate. Its capital is La Trinidad.
The highland province is known as the Salad Bowl of the Philippines due to its huge production of upland vegetables.
Situated within the Cordillera mountains, Benguet is predominantly mountainous. Mount Pulag, the highest mountain on Luzon Island is located within Kabayan. This is a very popular location for "sunrise" viewing.
Kabayan is also famous for centuries-old mummies. Regardless of where you are in Benguet, this highly mountainous region will ensure you always have sensational scenery to enjoy.
Governor: MELCHOR DICLAS
Vice Governor: JOHNNY WAGUIS
POPULATION:446, 224(As of 2015)
GEOGRAPHY: Benguet is located on the southernmost part of the Cordillera Administrative Region. It is bounded on the north by Mountain Province, on the south by Pangasinan, on the west by La Union and Ilocos Sur, and on the east by Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao. Of the province's total land area of 2769.08 square kilometers, forest land comprises 1,747.40 sq. km. (66.78%) while alienable and disposable lands make up 869.08 sq. km. (33.22%). Classified forest land is distributed as follows: forest/watershed reservation is 657.43 sq. km., timberland is 233.61 sq. km., national parks is 698.67 sq. km., military reservation is 5.54 sq. km. and civil reservation is 152.15 sq. km.
TOWNS/MUNICIPALITIES:13(Atok,Bakun,Bokod,Buguias,Itogon,Kabayan, Kapangan,Kibungan,La Trinidad,Mankayan,Sablan,Tuba,Tublay)
LANGUAGE: Kankana-ey Ibaloi Kalanguya Bontoc Ilocano Pangasinan Tagalog English
RELIGION: Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion with 59% adherence. Protestants, especially Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists, and Evangelicals, form about 33% of the population, while the Iglesia Ni Cristo forms about 3%. There is also small community of Muslims (0.472% of the province population).
CLIMATE: Climate in the province is under the Type I climate classification by the Corona's Systems of Classification with two distinct pronounced seasons, wet from May to October and dry during the rest of the year. The area is pleasantly cool comparable to springtime in temperate countries. Temperature ranges from a low of 8.60 degrees Celsius during the month of January to a high of 26 degrees Celsius during the month of April.