Provinces Of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) | Regions Of The Philippines
PROVINCES OF CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION – In this topic, we will now discuss the provinces of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
Also known as Rehion/Deppaar Administratibo ti Kordiliera in Ilocano and Rehiyong Pampangasiwaan ng Cordillera in Tagalog, it is a landlocked administrative region in Luzon, one of the three island groups of the country.
It is surrounded by the following areas:
- West and South West
- Ilocos Region
- North, East, Southeast
- Cagayan Valley
This is the least populated region, with a total of about 1.7 million people, as of 2015.
Cordillera Administrative Region consists of 6 provinces. Here are the following:
- Abra (Capital: Bangued)
- Also known as Probinsia ti Abra or Lalawigan ng Abra, it is one of the landlocked provinces of the region.
- Apayao (Capital: Kabugao)
- Also known as Probinsia ti Apayao, it is one of the two provinces that was amalgamated into a single province named Kalinga-Apayao and the least densely-populated province.
- Benguet (Capital: La Trinidad)
- Also known as Probinsya ne Benguet in Ibalot, Probinsia ti Benguet in Ilokano, and Luyag na Benguet, it is popular for its large production of vegetables, thus, dubbed as the Salad Bowl of the Philippines
- Ifugao (Capital: Lagawe)
- This province is home to the popular rice terraces called the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras and the Banaue Rice Terraces.
- Kalinga (Capital: Tabuk)
- This is the other half of the two provinces that was amalgamated into a single province named Kalinga-Apayao and the least densely-populated province.
- Mountain Province (Capital: Bontoc)
- Locally known as Mt. Province or Mountain in foreign sources, this province is named for being at the center of the mountain ranges in Cordillera.
CAR is also home of the City of Baguio, dubbed as the Summer Capital of the Philippines due to its cold climate since it is way above the sea level. Baguio is also called the City of Pines since it is inside the Luzon tropical pine forest ecoregion.