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The Center for Health Development in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CHD-CAR), previously known as the Regional Health Office-CAR, was established in 1989, two years after the Cordillera Administrative Region was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 220. The CHD-CAR 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 2016

PROVINCE/CITY POPULATION 2016  LAND AREA (sq.km) POPULATION DENSITY
Abra 251,144 3,975.60 63.17
Apayao 123,126 3,975.60 30.97
Benguet 456,332 2,606.50 175.07
Ifugao 211,374 2,517.80 83.95
Kalinga 220,255 3,119.70 70.60
Mt. Province 162,793 2,097.30 77.62
Baguio City 367,053 48.90 7,506.19
CAR 1,792,078 18,293.70 97.96
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 NA 128
CAR 76 1,184