Cordillera Administrative Region

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Administrative Region
Ph locator car.png
Regional Center Baguio City
Population 1,365,220
– Density 75 per km²
Area 18,294 km²
Provinces 6
Cities 1
Municipalities 76
Barangays 1,176
Cong. Districts 7
Languages Ilokano, Kalinga, Kankanaey, Ifugao, Itneg, Isneg, Pangasinense, others

The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines is a land-locked region consists of the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Apayao. Baguio City is the regional center. The Cordillera region encompasses most of the areas within the Cordillera Central mountain range of Luzon, the largest range in the country. This region is home to numerous indigenous tribes collectively called the Igorot.

The Cordillera Administrative Region is the only landlocked region in the country.



Cordillera has abundant mineral reserves. These include metallic ores such as gold, copper, silver, zinc, and non-metallic minerals like sand, gravel and sulfur. Mineral reserves are found in all the provinces. However, mining is concentrated in Benguet.

Medical Centers and Health Facilities

Saint Louis University - Medical Center , Baguio City


Political Divisions

CAR is subdivided into 6 provinces and Baguio City.

Province/City Capital Population
Pop. density
(per km²)
Ph seal abra.png Abra Bangued 209,491 3,975.6 52.7
Ph seal apayao.png Apayao Kabugao 97,129 3,927.9 24.7
Ph seal benguet.png Benguet La Trinidad 330,129 2,599.4 127.0
Ph seal ifugao.png Ifugao Lagawe 161,623 2,517.8 64.2
Ph seal kalinga.png Kalinga Tabuk 174,023 3,119.7 55.8
Ph seal mountain province.png Mountain Province Bontoc 140,439 2,097.3 67.0
Ph seal baguio.png Baguio City 252,386 57.5 4,839.3

¹ Baguio City is a highly urbanized city; figures are excluded from Benguet Province.

Tourist attractions

Tourist attractions in the region include the world famous Banaue Rice Terraces in the province of Ifugao. This is supposedly considered as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". Natural attractions of the region include the Sumaguing Cave in Sagada and the mummy caves of Benguet and Mt. Province. There are four National Parks: Cassamata Hill, Mount Pulag (the second highest mountain in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,922 meters above sea level), Mt. Data and Balbalasang-Balbalan, located in the province of Kalinga. Kalinga is also offering world class white water rafting along the chico river.

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