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(Ilokano: Probinsia ti Apayao) is a landlocked province in the Philippines
in the Cordillera Administrative Region
Cordillera Administrative Region
in Luzon. Its capital town is Kabugao. The province borders Cagayan
to the north and east, Abra and Ilocos Norte to the west, and Kalinga to the south. Prior to 1995, Kalinga and Apayao
comprised a single province named Kalinga-Apayao, which was partitioned to better service the needs of individual ethnic groups. With a population of 119,184 (as of the 2015 census)[2] covering an area of 4,413.35 square kilometres (1,704.00 sq mi),[1] Apayao
is the least densely-populated province in the Philippines.


1 History

1.1 Spanish period 1.2 American period 1.3 World War II 1.4 Kalinga-Apayao
creation and splitting

2 Geography

2.1 Climate 2.2 Administrative divisions

2.2.1 Barangays

3 Demographics 4 Economy 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] Spanish period[edit] Although Apayao, which was then part of Cagayan,[3] was among the earliest areas penetrated by the Spaniards in the Cordilleras, the region, inhabited by the Isneg
tribe, remained largely outside Spanish control until late in the 19th century. As early as 1610, the Dominican friars established a mission in what is now the town of Pudtol. In 1684, the friars again made attempts to convert the people and established a church in what is now Kabugao.

Ruins of Pudtol Church, built in 1684 by the Dominicans and abandoned in 1815

The Spanish authorities were then able to establish in Cagayan
the comandancias of Apayao
and Cabugaoan in 1891,[3][4][5] which covered the western and eastern portions of what is now Apayao. The comandancias, however, failed to bring total control and the Spanish government only maintained a loose hold over the area. American period[edit] The Americans established the Mountain Province
Mountain Province
on August 13, 1908, with the enactment of Act No. 1876. Apayao, along with Amburayan, Benguet, Bontoc, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Lepanto, became sub-provinces of this new province.[4][5][6] World War II[edit]

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In 1942, Japanese Imperial forces entered Apayao, starting a three-year occupation of the province during the Second World War.[further explanation needed] Local Filipino troops of the 1st, 2nd, 12th, 15th and 16th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and the military forces of the USAFIP-NL 11th and 66th Infantry Regiment, supported by the Cordilleran guerrillas, drove out the Japanese in 1945.[further explanation needed] Kalinga-Apayao
creation and splitting[edit] Main article: Kalinga-Apayao On June 18, 1966, the huge Mountain Province
Mountain Province
was split into four provinces with the enactment of Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 4695. The four provinces were Benguet, Bontoc (renamed "Mountain Province"), Kalinga-Apayao
and Ifugao.[5][7] Kalinga-Apayao, along with Ifugao, became one of the provinces of the Cagayan
Valley region in 1972.[7] On July 15, 1987, the Cordillera Administrative Region
Cordillera Administrative Region
was established and Kalinga-Apayao
was made one of its provinces.[5][7][8][9] Finally, on February 14, 1995, Kalinga-Apayao
was split into two independent provinces with the passage of Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 7878.[5][7][10] Geography[edit]

Dibagat River in Kabugao

is basically situated within the Cordillera Central mountains, traversed by many rivers. The province covers an area of 4,413.35 square kilometres (1,704.00 sq mi)[11] forming the northern tip of the Cordillera Administrative Region, and is bounded on the north and east by Cagayan, west by Ilocos Norte, southwest by Abra and south by Kalinga. Plains and valleys are used for farming. Apayao
is basically composed of farmlands.[citation needed] Climate[edit] The prevailing climate in the province falls under Corona's Type III Classification. It is characterized by relatively dry and wet seasons, from November to April, and wet during the rest of the year. Heaviest rain occurs during December to February while the month of May is the warmest. Administrative divisions[edit] Apayao
comprises 7 municipalities, all encompassed by a lone legislative district.[11]

Municipality [i] Population ±% p.a. Area[11] Density Brgy.

(2015)[12] (2010)[13]

km2 sq mi /km2 /sq mi

18°15′18″N 121°02′33″E / 18.2549°N 121.0426°E / 18.2549; 121.0426 (Calanasan) Calanasan 7001106000000000000♠10.6% 12,604 11,568 +1.65% 1,256.15 485.00 10 26 18

17°47′48″N 121°19′23″E / 17.7966°N 121.3231°E / 17.7966; 121.3231 (Conner) Conner 7001219000000000000♠21.9% 26,051 24,811 +0.93% 694.30 268.07 38 98 21

18°12′54″N 121°25′08″E / 18.2149°N 121.4189°E / 18.2149; 121.4189 (Flora) Flora 7001146000000000000♠14.6% 17,391 16,743 +0.73% 324.40 125.25 54 140 16

18°01′22″N 121°11′03″E / 18.0229°N 121.1841°E / 18.0229; 121.1841 (Kabugao) Kabugao † 7001130000000000000♠13.0% 15,537 16,170 −0.76% 935.12 361.05 17 44 21

18°19′52″N 121°22′22″E / 18.3312°N 121.3729°E / 18.3312; 121.3729 (Luna) Luna 7001160000000000000♠16.0% 19,063 18,029 +1.07% 606.04 233.99 31 80 22

18°14′17″N 121°22′23″E / 18.2380°N 121.3731°E / 18.2380; 121.3731 (Pudtol) Pudtol 7001125000000000000♠12.5% 14,925 13,305 +2.21% 401.02 154.83 37 96 22

18°17′14″N 121°26′04″E / 18.2872°N 121.4345°E / 18.2872; 121.4345 (Santa Marcela) Santa Marcela 7001114000000000000♠11.4% 13,613 12,010 +2.41% 196.32 75.80 69 180 13

Total 119,184 112,636 +1.08% 4,413.35 1,704.00 27 70 133

 †  Provincial capital      Municipality

^ The globe  icon marks the town center.

Pudtol Calanasan Conner Flora Kabugao Luna Santa Marcela ABRA CAGAYAN ILOCOS NORTE South China Sea APAYAO

Barangays[edit] The 7 municipalities of the province comprise a total of 133 barangays, with Barangay
Malama in Conner as the most populous in 2015, and Eleazar in Calanasan as the least.[12][11] Further information: List of barangays in Apayao Demographics[edit] The population of Apayao
in the 2015 census was 119,184 people,[12] with a density of 27 inhabitants per square kilometre or 70 inhabitants per square mile.

Population census of Apayao

Year Pop. ±% p.a.

1990 74,720 —    

1995 83,660 +2.14%

2000 97,129 +3.25%

2007 103,633 +0.90%

2010 112,636 +3.08%

2015 119,184 +1.08%

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[2][14]

Population by ethnicity (2000)[15]




49,328 (7001508200000000000♠50.82%)


29,071 (7001299500000000000♠29.95%)


3,580 (7000369000000000000♠3.69%)


3,380 (7000348000000000000♠3.48%)


2,992 (7000308000000000000♠3.08%)


1,208 (7000124000000000000♠1.24%)


1,014 (7000104000000000000♠1.04%)


979 (7000101000000000000♠1.01%)


4,931 (7000508000000000000♠5.08%)

Not Reported

575 (6999590000000000000♠0.59%)

Native Dibagat homes

Based on the 2000 census survey, Ilocanos comprised 49,328 (7001508200000000000♠50.82%) of the total provincial population of 97,058, while almost 1/3 of the population were Isnag
at 29,071 (7001299500000000000♠29.95%). Other ethnic groups in the province were the Malaueg
at 3,580 (7000369000000000000♠3.69%), Isneg
at 3,380 (7000348000000000000♠3.48%), Kalinga at 2,992 (7000308000000000000♠3.08%), Kankanaey at 1,208 (7000124000000000000♠1.24%), Bontoc at 1,014 (7000104000000000000♠1.04%), and Ibaloi at 979 (7000101000000000000♠1.01%).[15]

Economy[edit] Apayao
is devoted to agricultural production, particularly food and industrial crops such as palay,[16] corn,[17] coffee, root crops and vegetables. Fruits produced include lanzones, citrus, bananas and pineapples, durian, santol, rambutan, coconut and mangosteen.[18] Rice production totaled 98,489 metric tons in 2011.[16] Economic activity is also based on livestock and poultry breeding such as swine, carabao, cattle, goat and sheep. Other additional investment includes manufacturing, food processing, furniture, crafts and house wares making.[19] Updated records of the Department of Trade and Industry Provincial Office reveal that existing industries in the province are furniture, garment craft, food processing, gifts and house wares, and agricultural support. References[edit]

^ a b "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014.  ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). Highlights of the Philippine Population 2015 Census of Population. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.  ^ a b "History". Province of Cagayan
(Official Website of the Provincial Government of Cagayan). Retrieved 18 January 2015.  ^ a b " Benguet
History". Province of Benguet
(official website). Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.  ^ a b c d e "Historical Background". Provincial Government of Apayao (official website). Archived from the original on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.  ^ Ingles, Raul Rafael (2008). 1908 :The Way it Really was : Historical Journal for the UP Centennial, 1908-2008. Diliman, Quezon City: University of the Philippines
Press. p. 330. ISBN 9715425801. Retrieved 19 January 2015.  ^ a b c d Lancion, Jr., Conrado M.; de Guzman, Rey (cartography) (1995). "The Provinces". Fast Facts about Philippine Provinces (The 2000 Millenium ed.). Makati, Metro Manila: Tahanan Books. pp. 76, 86, 108. ISBN 971-630-037-9. Retrieved 16 January 2015.  ^ "Regional Profile: Cordillera Administrative Region
Cordillera Administrative Region
(CAR)". CountrySTAT Philippines. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2014.  ^ "The Cordillera Administrative Region
Cordillera Administrative Region
(CAR)". Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 18 September 2014.  ^ " Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 7878 - An Act Converting the Sub-provinces of Kalinga and Apayao
into Regular Provinces to be Known as the Province of Kalinga and the Province of Apayao, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 4695". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 18 January 2015.  ^ a b c d "Province: Apayao". PSGC Interactive. Quezon
City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.  ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.  ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.  ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines
and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities (PDF). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.  ^ a b "Apayao: Three Out of Five Academic Degree Holders Were Females; Table 4. Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Apayao, 2000". Philippine Statistics Authority. 12 July 2002. Archived from the original on 9 June 2006. Retrieved 17 December 2015.  ^ a b "DA allots P278M for irrigation, agri projects in Apayao". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Department of Agriculture. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2016. Last year, Apayao produced a total of 98,489 metric tons of palay (paddy rice), according to the DA’s Bureau of Agricultural Statistics. The volume is equivalent to 64,017 MT of rice at 65 percent milling recovery.  ^ Vanzi, Sol Jose (28 April 1998). " Apayao
Secret: Drought-Resistant Corn". Newsflash.Org. Retrieved 23 April 2016.  ^ Galvez, James Konstantin (14 January 2014). "Government agri program to promote Apayao's wild fruits". The Manila
Times. Retrieved 23 April 2016. The province of Apayao
is host to some of the country’s indigenous crops including: lubeg, bignay, bignay kalabaw, calumpit, saging matsing, other than the fruit-bearing trees like durian, marang, lanzones, rambutan, pineapple, mangosteen, coconut, santol, among others.  ^ " Apayao
producers open new markets in cities". Philippine Information Agency. 5 December 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2016. [permanent dead link]

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