Mountain Province


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Total Population 
as of May 2020
158,200
Population Density
as of May 2020
66
Population Growth Rate
2015-2020
0.49%
Consumer Price Index(2012-100)
May 2021
121.9
Inflation Rate(2012-100)
May 2021
2.5
PPP(2012-100)
May 2021
82
Poverty Incidence Among Families
2015
29.5
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Mountain Province

Formerly dubbed as " La Montanosa"  by Spanish administrators for its mountainous terrain, Mt. Province lies in the heart of the Grand Cordillera, known to be the Philippine's biggest and highest chain of mountains. The province is bounded on the North by Kalinga, on the south by Benguet and Ifugao, on the east by Isabela, and on the west by Ilocos Sur and Abra.

Mt. Province's total land area is 2,239.9 square kilometers, 23% of which are classified as alienable and disposable, and 77% as forest lands. Towering peaks and sharp ridges describe the central and western parts of the province, while gradually sloping and rolling foothills are the general features of the eastern towns. 



Mt. Province is geo-politically subdivided into 10 municipalities and 144 barangays. As of May 2010, the total population of Mt. Province is 153,187 and a growth rate of 1.41 from 1990 to 2010. Agriculture is the main source of income with tourism providing a significant boost to its economy. 



Although Bontoc is the province's capital,  the town of Sagada is more famous among tourists. Its rice terraces, though lesser known  compared to the Banaue rice terraces, are equally spectacular. Whereas the walls of the Banaue's terraces are of compacted earth, Sagada's walls are small rocks laboriously piled one on top of the other. The town is also known for its limestone caves that served as burial grounds during the pre-Christian Sagada era.


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Latest in PSA Mountain Province

17 September 2021

Mountain Province is a minor producer of palay in the Cordillera Administrative Region. As shown in the figure below, the volume of palay production in the province went up by 2.7 metric tons or 0.79 percent from 343.80 to 346.50 metric tons in the first quarter of 2020 and 2021 respectively Read more about Mountain Province Agricultural Statistics Performance: Palay and Corn, First Quarter, 2020-2021

11 August 2021

The population of Mountain Province as of 01 May 2020 is 158,200 based on the 2020 Census of Population and Housing (CPH). This accounts for about 8.8 percent of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) population in 2020 and Read more about Highlights of the Mountain Province Population 2020 Census of Population and Housing