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(Tagalog pronunciation: [beŋˈɡet]; Ibaloi: Probinsya ne Benguet; Ilokano: Probinsia ti Benguet; Pangasinan: Luyag na Benguet; Filipino: Lalawigan ng Benguet), is a landlocked province of the Philippines
located in the southern tip of the Cordillera Administrative Region in the island of Luzon. 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.[1][2][5] Situated within the interior of Benguet
is the highly urbanized city of Baguio, which is administratively independent from the province.


1 History

1.1 Spanish period 1.2 American period 1.3 World War II 1.4 Modern history

2 Geography

2.1 Climate 2.2 Administrative divisions

2.2.1 Barangays

3 Demographics

3.1 Ethnicity 3.2 Languages 3.3 Religion

4 Economy 5 Education 6 Tourism 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] The mountainous area now covered by Benguet
has been settled for millennia by several peoples collectively known as the Igorots. Two of these groups, the Ibaloi and the Kankanaey, are dominant ethnolinguistic groups of the area. In the pre-conquest period, these tribes enjoyed flourishing trade with lowland groups immediately to their west and south, such as the Pangasinans. Governor
Juan "Oraa" Cariño (1913-1918) one of the governors of Benguet, he is the first Filipino to be a governor. Spanish period[edit] At the beginning of the Spanish Era, colonisers heard of the rich gold mines in the mountains and attempted to colonize the highlands, but failed. In 1572, Spanish conquistador Juan de Salcedo led a small expedition into the southern part of Benguet, but the natives forced it to retreat.[5] The first major expedition into the mountains occurred in 1620, when Spanish explorers went into the La Trinidad Valley and briefly controlled some Igorot gold mines, but abandoned them after a few years. In the 1800s, Spanish colonizers made more serious attempts such as expeditions under Col. Guillermo Galvey[6]:280 and succeeded in establishing a presence in the La Trinidad Valley, named after Galvey's wife.[5] This area later became a district of the new province of La Montañosa (or La Montaña)[7][8] in 1846. Eight years later, in 1854, Benguet
became a separate comandancia politico-militar. Parts of the present province were established as component territories of other comandancias such as Lepanto and Amburayan.[5] American period[edit] When the Americans took control of the Philippines, they established local civil governments in many parts of the country. American civilian government was established in Benguet
on November 23, 1900 through Act No. 48, with Canadian journalist H.P. Whitmarsh appointed as the province's first governor.[9]

The 19 historical townships of Benguet
under Act No. 48[1][10]

Township Abolished? Notes

Township Abolished? Notes

Adaoay Yes Currently part of Kabayan

Itogon No

Ambuklao Yes Currently part of Bokod Kabayan No

Ampusongan Yes Currently part of Bakun Kapangan No

Atok No

Kibungan No

Baguio Yes Converted into a chartered city in 1909* La Trinidad No

Balakbak Yes Currently part of Kapangan Loo Yes Currently part of Buguias

Bokod No

Palina Yes Currently part of Kibungan

Buguias No

Sablan No

Daclan Yes Currently part of Bokod Tublay No

Galiano Yes

When Baguio
was converted into a chartered city in 1909, barrio Tuba was separated from the city and incorporated into the township of Twin Peaks.[11]

Upon the American colonial government enacting Act No. 1876 on August 18, 1908 which created Mountain Province
Mountain Province
from areas of the old La Montañosa, Benguet
(along with Amburayan, Apayao, Bontoc, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Lepanto) became sub-provinces of this new province.[5][12] A year later in 1909, the township of Baguio
was abolished upon its conversion into a chartered city. In 1920, portions of the sub-provinces of Amburayan and Lepanto were incorporated into Benguet.[5] Mining
companies started operating in the province in the 1930s. This brought jobs, and many lowlanders migrated to Benguet, especially in towns surrounding the gold mines, such as Itogon, Mankayan
and Tuba.[13] World War II[edit] See also: Battle of Baguio
(1945) During World War II, Igorot guerrillas and the combined Filipino and American forces fought Japanese soldiers during the final days of the war in 1945.[further explanation needed]

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Modern history[edit] On June 18, 1966, the huge Mountain Province
Mountain Province
was split into four provinces with the enactment of Republic Act No. 4695. The four provinces were Benguet, Mountain Province, Kalinga- Apayao
and Ifugao.[5][14][15] On June 22, 1973, as part of the Integrated Organization Plan of President Ferdinand E. Marcos, Benguet
was placed under the jurisdiction of the Ilocos Region.[16] When the Cordillera Administrative Region was established by President Corazon Aquino
Corazon Aquino
thru Executive Order 220 on July 15, 1987, Benguet
was made one of its provinces.[5][17][18] Geography[edit]

landscape at Bokod

covers an area of 2,769.08 square kilometres (1,069.15 sq mi) occupying the southwestern tip of the Cordillera Administrative Region. If Baguio
City is included for geographical purposes, the total area of Benguet
is 2,826.59 square kilometres (1,091.35 sq mi).[19] The province is bordered on the northeast by Mountain Province
Mountain Province
and Ifugao, on the southeast by Nueva Vizcaya, on the south by Pangasinan, on the west by La Union, and on the northwest by Ilocos Sur. Situated within the Cordillera mountains, Benguet
is dominantly mountainous. Mount Pulag, the highest in Luzon
is located within Kabayan. The mountains form the headwaters of several rivers, the major ones which include the Agno, Amburayan, Bued, Bakun, Balili and the Asin. Some of these run through river valleys or gorges. Several natural lakes, small in size, are found within the hinterlands. The largest are the "Four Lakes" in Kabayan; Lake Bulalacao, Lake Detepngepos, Lake Incolos and Lake Tabeyo.[20] Climate[edit] Benguet
generally has a cool climate, experiencing an annual average record high of 25.3 °C (77.5 °F) in April, and an annual average record low of 13.3 °C (55.9 °F) in January.[21] The province suffers from crop damage resulting from seasonal frost during the cold months of December to March, especially in high-altitude towns such as Atok, Buguias, Mankayan
and Kibungan.[22][23] In February 2007, Benguet
suffered crop damage due to temperatures reaching as low as 7 °C (45 °F).[24]

Climate data for Benguet

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 23.1 (73.6) 23.9 (75) 24.7 (76.5) 25.3 (77.5) 24.6 (76.3) 24.1 (75.4) 22.9 (73.2) 22.5 (72.5) 23 (73) 23.6 (74.5) 23.8 (74.8) 23.3 (73.9) 23.73 (74.68)

Average low °C (°F) 13.3 (55.9) 13.9 (57) 14.8 (58.6) 16.2 (61.2) 16.7 (62.1) 16.6 (61.9) 16.4 (61.5) 16.6 (61.9) 16.3 (61.3) 16 (61) 15.5 (59.9) 14.2 (57.6) 15.54 (59.99)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 150.8 (5.937) 101.8 (4.008) 82.3 (3.24) 44.9 (1.768) 132.5 (5.217) 146 (5.75) 196.9 (7.752) 181.6 (7.15) 168.5 (6.634) 199.2 (7.843) 191.2 (7.528) 233.7 (9.201) 1,829.4 (72.028)

Average rainy days 2 3 6 9 19 21 26 26 23 14 9 5 163

Source #1: Storm247 (for average temperature and rainy days)[21]

Source #2: WorldWeatherOnline (for average precipitation)[25]

Administrative divisions[edit] Benguet
comprises 13 municipalities, all encompassed by a single legislative district.[19] The highly urbanized city of Baguio, although administratively independent from Benguet, is situated in the interior of the province, surrounded by the municipalities of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan and Tuba. The city used to be part of the province but became independent when the city's charter was enacted in 1909.

City or municipality [i] Population ±% p.a. Area[19] Density Brgy.

(2015)[4] (2010)[26]

km2 sq mi /km2 /sq mi

16°34′16″N 120°40′53″E / 16.5712°N 120.6814°E / 16.5712; 120.6814 (Atok) Atok 7000440000000000000♠4.4% 19,668 19,242 +0.42% 214.99 83.01 91 240 8

16°24′43″N 120°35′36″E / 16.4120°N 120.5933°E / 16.4120; 120.5933 (Baguio) Baguio ‡ — 345,366 318,676 +1.54% 57.51 22.20 5,500 14,000 129

16°47′27″N 120°39′50″E / 16.7909°N 120.6638°E / 16.7909; 120.6638 (Bakun) Bakun 7000340000000000000♠3.4% 15,357 13,587 +2.36% 286.91 110.78 54 140 7

16°29′30″N 120°49′47″E / 16.4917°N 120.8296°E / 16.4917; 120.8296 (Bokod) Bokod 7000310000000000000♠3.1% 13,756 12,648 +1.61% 274.96 106.16 50 130 10

16°43′12″N 120°49′35″E / 16.7201°N 120.8263°E / 16.7201; 120.8263 (Buguias) Buguias 7000980000000000000♠9.8% 43,627 39,271 +2.02% 175.88 67.91 250 650 14

16°21′34″N 120°40′38″E / 16.3595°N 120.6773°E / 16.3595; 120.6773 (Itogon) Itogon 7001134000000000000♠13.4% 59,820 55,960 +1.28% 449.73 173.64 130 340 9

16°37′22″N 120°50′17″E / 16.6228°N 120.8380°E / 16.6228; 120.8380 (Kabayan) Kabayan 7000340000000000000♠3.4% 15,260 13,588 +2.23% 242.69 93.70 63 160 13

16°34′30″N 120°35′52″E / 16.5751°N 120.5979°E / 16.5751; 120.5979 (Kapangan) Kapangan 7000430000000000000♠4.3% 19,361 20,084 −0.70% 164.39 63.47 120 310 15

16°41′37″N 120°39′14″E / 16.6937°N 120.6539°E / 16.6937; 120.6539 (Kibungan) Kibungan 7000390000000000000♠3.9% 17,292 16,850 +0.49% 254.86 98.40 68 180 7

16°27′42″N 120°35′19″E / 16.4617°N 120.5885°E / 16.4617; 120.5885 (La Trinidad) La Trinidad † 7001289000000000000♠28.9% 129,133 107,188 +3.61% 70.04 27.04 1,800 4,700 16

16°51′25″N 120°47′38″E / 16.8569°N 120.7938°E / 16.8569; 120.7938 (Mankayan) Mankayan 7000810000000000000♠8.1% 35,953 35,586 +0.20% 130.48 50.38 280 730 12

16°29′45″N 120°29′17″E / 16.4959°N 120.4880°E / 16.4959; 120.4880 (Sablan) Sablan 7000260000000000000♠2.6% 11,457 10,511 +1.65% 105.63 40.78 110 280 8

16°23′34″N 120°33′44″E / 16.3927°N 120.5622°E / 16.3927; 120.5622 (Tuba) Tuba 7001107009999900000♠10.7% 47,648 42,874 +2.03% 295.97 114.27 160 410 13

16°28′30″N 120°37′58″E / 16.4751°N 120.6329°E / 16.4751; 120.6329 (Tublay) Tublay 7000400000000000000♠4.0% 17,892 16,555 +1.49% 102.55 39.59 170 440 8

Total [ii] 446,224 403,944 +1.91% 2,769.08 1,069.15 160 410 140

 †  Capital municipality      Municipality

 ‡  Highly urbanized city (geographically within but independent from the province)

^ The globe  icon marks the city/town center. ^ Total figures exclude the highly urbanized city of Baguio.

Barangays[edit] The 13 municipalities of the province comprise a total of 140 barangays, with Pico in La Trinidad as the most populous in 2010, and Anchokey in Kabayan as the least.[26] Further information: List of barangays in Benguet Demographics[edit]

Population census of Benguet

Year Pop. ±% p.a.

1990 302,715 —    

1995 313,833 +0.68%

2000 330,129 +1.09%

2007 372,533 +1.68%

2010 403,944 +2.99%

2015 446,224 +1.91%

(excluding Baguio
City) Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][26][27]

The population of Benguet
in the 2015 census was 446,224 people,[4] making it the most populous province in the region. It had a density of 160 inhabitants per square kilometre or 410 inhabitants per square mile. If the highly urbanized city of Baguio
is included for geographical purposes, the population is 791,590, with a density of 280/km2 (725/sq mi). In the May 2000 census, Benguet
had a total population of 330,129. This figure is up by 16,296 from 313,833 persons recorded in the 1995 census, giving an annual growth rate of 1.09% during the 5-year period compared to the national average of 2.43%. The province registered 63,123 households, an increase of 4,588 households over the 1990 figure. This gave an average household size of 5.20 persons, slightly higher than the national average of 4.99.

Ethnicity as of 2000[28]

  Kankanaey: 141,434 (42.9%)   Ibaloi: 95,968 (29.1%)   Ilocano: 43,984 (13.3%)   Kalanguya: 12,147 (3.7%)   Tagalog: 7,773 (2.4%)   Others: 27,396 (8.3%)   Other foreign ethnicity: 239 (0.1%)   Not Reported: 575 (0.2%)

Ethnicity[edit] Further information: Kankanaey people, Ibaloi people, Kalanguya people, Igorot people, and Ilocano people The native inhabitants of Benguet
comprise three ethnolinguistic groups. Kankanaeys dominate the northwestern municipalities, Ibalois are concentrated on the southeast, and Kalanguyas are mostly found in the east.[5][29][30] Migrants from lowland provinces have fused with the local populace to form a melting pot in some[vague] areas.[15][30][31] According to the 2000 Philippine census, Kankanaeys comprised 7001429600000000000♠42.96% (141,434) of the entire provincial household population of 329,216 at the time, while 7001291500000000000♠29.15% (95,968) were identified as Ibalois, and 7000369000000000000♠3.69% (12,147) were Ikalahan/Kalanguya. Major resident lowland ethnic groups included Ilocanos at 7001133600000000000♠13.36% (43,984) and Tagalogs at 7000236000000000000♠2.36% (7,773).[28] Languages[edit] Benguet
residents generally speak their own languages in addition to Ilocano, Tagalog, and English, which are used for trade and commerce. The Ibaloi tribe speak Ibaloi, which is similar to Pangasinan, while the Kankanaey have their own eponymous language, which is related to the Bontoc language. The SIL Ethnologue
database classifies the languages under the South-Central Cordilleran branch. Nabaloy (named in the database as Ibaloi) is part of the Southern Cordilleran branch which also includes Pangasinense. The Kankanaey language
Kankanaey language
is under the Central Cordilleran branch, which also includes Bontoc and Ifugao.[32]

Immaculate Conception Parish Church in Sablan

Religion[edit] Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion with 59% adherence.[33] Many other Christian groups are also found and they are represented by the Episcopal Church in the Philippines
Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, Aglipayan, Iglesia Ni Cristo
Iglesia Ni Cristo
which forms about 3% of the population,[34] Evangelicals or Protestants which form about 33% of the population[35][36] such as Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Remainder are divided among other Christian groups such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-day Adventist.There is also small community of Muslim(0.472% of the province population).

Religion in Benguet[36]   Roman Catholic (59%)   Protestants (33%)    Iglesia Ni Cristo
Iglesia Ni Cristo
(2%)   Other (6%)


is a major producer of highland vegetables in the country.

Agriculture, mining, and tourism are the major industries in Benguet. Its cool climate and high altitude has made it an ideal place for producing highland vegetables. Benguet
is often called the Salad Bowl of the Philippines.[2][5][30] The La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post in the capital town of La Trinidad serves as the hub of vegetable trading in the province, attracting farmers, merchants and traders from the local community and the Philippines' different provinces.[37] Major crops produced which include potatoes, Baguio
beans, peas, strawberries, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, sayote and carrots are shipped throughout the country.[5][38][39][40] Horticulture
and floriculture are practiced in the province.[41] The province supplies flowers to the different municipalities, including Baguio
City, as well as to Metro Manila, including other parts of Luzon, Visayas
and Mindanao.[42][43][44] Roses are produced, particularly in Barangay
Bahong in La Trinidad, earning the barangay the title Rose
Capital of the Philippines.[45] Apisang (scientific name: Pittosporum resiniferum), a plant endemic to the Philippines, is grown in the municipalities of Kapangan and Kibungan as a potential alternative source of fuel and energy, rivaling the jatropha biofuel plant.[46][47] Other agricultural-related activities are monggo processing, fruit preservation, peanut brittle manufacturing, broom making and basket weaving.[5][48]

A gold ore from Mankayan
copper mines

is a major industry in Benguet, which is one of the country's leading gold producers.[5] The Benguet
Corporation, the first and oldest mining company in the Philippines, has extracted gold, copper and chromite in Itogon since 1903.[49][50] Other mineral deposits are silver, copper, pyrite, and limestone. Silver
smithing is a large industry in Benguet, and many entrepreneurs sell silver works at lower prices in Baguio
City compared to Manila. In 2006, revenues from mining reached 4 billion pesos from just two (Lepanto Consolidated Mining
Corporation and Philex Mines) of many mining firms operating in the province. The province's mining vigor has never translated into better quality of life of the Benguet people, simply because a bulk of the mining firm's taxes are not paid directly to the province.[51] The two mining corporations, like many others around the country, have principal offices in the City of Makati, a set-up that makes Makati the prime mining tax beneficiary. The location of Baguio
City within Benguet
draws many tourists from the lowlands. Often, people who go to Baguio
also explore the province, especially the strawberry fields in La Trinidad. Education[edit] Higher education in the province is centered in the capital town of La Trinidad,[52] which houses the Main Campus of the only university in Benguet, the Benguet State University
Benguet State University
(BSU). The university has two satellite campuses in two municipalities; the Buguias Campus at Loo, Buguias, and the Bokod Campus at Ambangeg, Bokod.[53] Other educational institutions which include Advocates Academic College, BVS Colleges, Cordillera Career Development College, King's College of the Philippines, Philippine College of Ministry, Philippine Nazarene College, as well as the Cordillera Regional Science High School, the Benguet
National High School (with several annexes) and the Benguet
SPED Center are also situated within La Trinidad. The independent chartered city of Baguio
hosts several higher education institutions, which include most notably the University of the Philippines
Baguio, Saint Louis University, University of the Cordilleras (formerly Baguio
Colleges Foundation), University of Baguio, Pines City Colleges, Baguio
Central University, and Baguio School of Business and Technology, attracting students from across the Philippines.

Strawberries from La Trinidad, recognized as the " Strawberry
Fields of the Philippines"

Tourism[edit] The province is a major tourist destination in the country,[1] with most of its tourist spots centered on culture and nature.[54] Baguio City's location within the province provides a boost to the tourism industry of the province.[55] Notable interesting places in the province include Mount Pulag
Mount Pulag
along Kabayan, Kennon Road
Kennon Road
in Tuba, Ambuklao Dam
Ambuklao Dam
in Bokod, Binga Dam
Binga Dam
in Itogon, strawberry and flower farms in La Trinidad, and the Palina and Naguey rice terraces in Atok. Tuba and Tublay hot springs are usually flocked by local tourists from the neighboring provinces. Vegetable terraces can be seen along the Halsema Highway, especially during the growing season. Kabayan is known for its centuries-old mummies, while Buguias is visited for its hot springs and the Apo Anno.


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