Mountain Province

Mountain Province (Filipino:Lalawigang Bulubundukin) is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Bontoc.

Mountain Province is bounded in the east by Isabela, in the north by the provinces of Kalinga, Apayao, and Abra, in the south of Benguet and Ifugao, and in the west by the province of Ilocos Sur. It has an area of 229,231 hectares with 83% mountainous while 17% make up hills and levels. The province has plenty of rivers, waterfalls, mountains, and caves.

Mountain Province is sometimes incorrectly named Mountain in some foreign references. The name is also incorrectly shortened by locals to Mt. Province, which in turn is read by native Anglophones as "Mount Province". The province was named so for being in the Cordillera Central mountain range found in the upper realms of Luzon island.

Mountain Province was also the name of the historical province that included most of the current Cordillera provinces. This old province was established by the Americans in 1908 and was later split in 1966 into Mountain Province, Benguet, Kalinga, Apayao and Ifugao.

Mountain province is known for its mummy caves which contain naturally mummified bodies which probably became so due to the humid atmosphere. The hanging Coffins are also found in the province, these are literally coffins hanging on to the branches of trees, many tourists claim there is no foul odor, the bodies were probably mummified by the atmosphere according to theory.

Read more about Mountain Province:  Political, Demographics, Tourism

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Mountain Province - Tourism
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Balbalan, Kalinga - History - Post-War Era: Charting A Course
... The old Mountain Province was regularized as a “first class province” in 1959 and new local elections were subsequently held ... From the birth of the new Mountain Province on 18 June 1966 to 1988, there is a dearth of records on the succession of leadership in Balbalan ... the whole Kalinga as well as the whole undivided Mountain Province ...
Legislative District Of Benguet
... Legislative District of Benguet is the current representation of the province of Benguet in the Philippine House of Representatives ... Starting 1916 the undivided Mountain Province (of which Benguet was a sub-province) and the city of Baguio were given representation in the Philippine Legislature ... The Mountain Province and Baguio City only began electing their representatives in 1935 by virtue of Act No ...
Sagada, Mountain Province - Trivia
... Sagada was featured in a local film called Don't Give Up on Us ... Sagada was also featured in an episode of "Locked Up Abroad" ...
Baguio City National High School - History of The School
... name of Baguio City National High School was Mountain Province High School ... Benguet was still merged with its parent province the Old Mountain Province) Classes were once held at the Teachers' Camp and native girls from the provinces near Baguio were housed at the BUA dormitory ... High School which became the responsibility of the Old Mountain Province ...

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