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(2018-100)
February 2022
115.2
Inflation Rate(2018-100)
February 2022
3.0
PPP(2018-100)
February 2022
0.87
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

18 March 2022

Babies born to teenage mothers at 215 are far higher than those babies sired by teenage fathers at 65. In 2020, teenage moms who gave birth are at 330, lower by 18.72 percent from the figure in 2019 at 406. Read more about Facts on Men and Women in Mountain Province

17 February 2022

This Special Release presents data on marriage certificates registered at the Local Civil Registry Offices in the ten municipalities of the province for the fourth quarter of 2020 and 2021 and forwarded to the Office of the Civil Registrar General. Data were tabulated from the DVSS. Thus, statistics presented here is preliminary. Read more about Highlights of registered Marriages in Mountain Province 4th Quarter 2021

17 February 2022

This Special Release presents data on death certificates registered at the Local Civil Registry Offices in the ten municipalities of the province for the fourth quarter of 2020 and 2021 and forwarded to the Office of the Civil Registrar General. Data were tabulated from the DVSS. Thus, statistics presented here is preliminary. Read more about Highlights of Registered Deaths in Mountain Province

22 February 2022

2021 second semester recorded a total registration of 2,668 documents while the same period in 2020 had 2,230. 10 municipalities composed this number. Among document types, Birth regularly tops the overall list for years 2020 and 2021 with 1,634 and 1,509, respectively. Read more about Montañosa Civil Registration at a glance 2nd Semester 2021

25 January 2022

This Special Release presents data on birth certificates registered at the Local Civil Registry Offices in the ten municipalities of the province for the fourth quarter of 2020 and 2021 and forwarded to the Office of the Civil Registrar General. Data were tabulated from the DVSS. Thus, statistics presented here is preliminary. Read more about Highlights of registered Births in Mountain Province 4th Quarter 2021