The Department of Health, Cordillera Administrative Regional Office (DOH-CARO) , previously known as the Center for Health Development of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CHD-CAR) and Regional Health Office-CAR, was established in 1989, two years after the Cordillera Administrative Region was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 220.   is located at the BGHMC Compound, Baguio City, the City of Pines

Creation of the Cordillera Administrative Region

  • Created by virtue of the signing of the EO No. 220 by the late Pres. Corazon C. Aquino on July 15, 1987.
  • 1 city (baguio City – chartered city)
  • 6 provinces (Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mt. Province)
  • 76 municipalities
  • 1,176 barangays

Demographic Profile

Location: North Central of Luzon

Boundaries :

North – Provinces of Ilocos Norte & Cagayan

West – Ilocos Sur

East – Cagayan Valley

South – Pangasinan & Nueva Vizcaya

 

Aggregate land area:

18,293.7 sq. Kilometers

6% of the nation’s land mass

81% forest land, watershed & wildlife

19% agricultural & human settlement

 

Mountain ranges elevation – 1,200 to 2,929 meters above sea level

Total mountains – 139

Highest Mountain – Mt. Pulag (2nd highest in the Philippines; shorter only by 23 meters than Mt. Apo)

 

Climatic Conditions:

Wet season – May to November

Dry season – December to AprilHottest months – April & May

Coldest months – November to February

Provinces with hot spells year round – Abra, Apayao & Kalinga

Provinces with cool to pleasantly warm weather – Benguet, Ifugao & Mountain

Population, Land Area, and Population Density 2008

PROVINCE/CITY

POPULATION 2008

LAND AREA (sq.km)

POPULATION DENSITY

Abra

237,600

3,975.60

59.8

Apayao

117,600

3,927.90

29.9

Benguet

398,041

2,606.50

152.7

Ifugao

193,500

2,517.80

76.9

Kalinga

210,000

3,119.70

67.3

Mt. Province

167,100

2,097.30

79.7

Baguio City

301,759

48.90

6,170.90

CAR

1,625,600

18,293.70

88.9

 

PROVINCE/ CITY

NUMBER OF    MUNICIPALITIES

NUMBER OF BARANGAYS

Abra

27

303

Apayao

7

134

Benguet

13

140

Ifugao

11

182

Kalinga

8

153

Mt. Province

10

144

Baguio City

128

CAR

76

1,184