Kalinga is a landlocked province in the northernmost section of the Cordillera Region. It is bounded by the provinces of Cagayan and Apayao in the north, Mt. Province in the south, and Abra in the West. The greater sections of Cagayan and Isabela are found on its eastern part.
Sharp-crested interlinking mountain peaks, steep slopes, isolated flat lands, plateau's and valley characterize the western side while the eastern section is generally rolling with gradually sloping foothills, interlocking wide track of flat lands and floodplains along its main rivers. Among land and waterforms which constitute potential tourism sights are its waterfalls, hot springs, rice terraces and subterranean rivers.
Composed of seven municipalities and one component city, the province's land area as of 2010 is 3,164.3 square kilometers occupying 17% of the Cordillera Administrative Region's land area.
A sizeable 85.96% of the total land area has been declared under the Revised Forestry Code inalienable and disposable or public land leaving only 14.04% as alienable disposable. This can be counted as a major issue aside from the inaccessibilty attributed by the terrain of the province.
Under the national population count conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO), as of May 2010, Kalinga registered a total population of 201,613 and a growth rate of 1.95 from 1990 to 2010. The City of Tabuk has the highest population count 103,912 persons. This is because Tabuk City is the capital of the province and is the center of commerce, trade and industry making the city an immigration area. The least populated town is Tanudan with only 8,119 populatioln count.
The province is richly endowed with mineral resources, both metallic and non-metallic which are said to be mostly found in the municipalities of Balbalan and Pasil. There are also evidences on the presence of non-metallic reserves such as sulphur, gravel and sand.
Philippine Statistics Authority - Cordillera Administrative Region
February is Civil Registration Month. This year’s theme is “Shaping Civil Registration and Vital statistics (CRVS) by Embracing New Trends in the 4th Industrial Revolution”. Read more about Kalinga Provincial Statistical Office: A Summary Report on the Celebration of 2020 Civil Registration Month
Consumer Price Index (CPI) of Kalinga in 2019 was 123.5, higher by 3.35 index points from last year’s CPI with 119.5. In 2019, the month of December posted the highest CPI at 125.9, followed by November at 125.1. The month of April had the lowest CPI with 122.1. Read more about 2019 Price Situation in Kalinga
The number of registered births in Kalinga in 2019 summed up to 6,311 showing a decrease of 467 or 6.89 percent birth occurrences from the 2018 figure of 5,778. During the year, there was a daily birth occurrence of 18 or about six (6) babies born every 8 hours. Read more about 2019 Registered Births Marriages and Deaths in Kalinga