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Country Philippines
City BAGUIO
Official Website http://www.baguio.gov.ph
Island Grouping Luzon
Region Region I
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Situated amidst the mountainous Cordillera Region, 1,500 meters above sea level and 250 kilometers north of Manila, Baguio City is one of the few places in the Philippines blessed with a cool climate. On the average, Baguio is cooler than any place in the Luzon lowlands. Not surprisingly, Baguio was declared the Summer Capital of the Philippines.

It is gifted with a variety of cultural, historical and scenic attractions which make it an important and interesting destination.

Geography

Baguio City occupies 55 square kilometers of hilly land about 1,500 meters high in the southwestern portion of the Cordillera Central mountain range in northern Luzon. It consists of 129 barangays.

Location

Located 250 km² north of Manila, Baguio City is completely surrounded by the province of Benguet (which Baguio used to be a town of) before being made into an independent city. Baguio is bordered by the Municility of Tuba to the south and west, by Itogon to the east and to the north by Province of Benguet's capital, La Trinidad.

Land Area

57.49 square kilometers, 8.2 km² from east to west and 7.2 km² from north to south

Climate

Temperature is 15-26'C which can drop down to 8'C during Dry Season - from November to May. Rainy Season is during the months of June to October.

Population

280,756 persons based on the 2005 survey per barangay; more than 30% are students. It has a population density of 5,151/km² .

Language/Dialect

English is widely used; Ilocano - 55%; Tagalog - 25%; and Other dialects - 20%.

Currency

Philippine Peso (Php) in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1 in pesos and. 25, 10, 5 and 1 in centavos.

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03 Oct 2010  BUSINESS DIRECTORY: FURNITURE & FURNITURE COMPONENTS  View
03 Oct 2010  BUSINESS DIRECTORY: WEARABLES  View
03 Oct 2010  LIST OF STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN CAR  View
24 Aug 2010  Baguio of Leisurely Pursuits  View
24 Aug 2010  Planning Your Trip to Baguio  View
25 Nov 2007  Important Nmbers to Remember  View
04 Nov 2007  Preserved Fruit & Vegetable Market: FINLAND  View
21 Oct 2007  Opportunities for Investment and Market Linkages: CORDILLERA AUTONOMOUS REGION  View
21 Oct 2007  CAR Agricultural and Market Information  View
21 Oct 2007  Infrastructure and Support Services in CAR  View
08 Oct 2007  Ifugao Rice Rerraces Restoration Tours  View
07 Oct 2007  Hotels & Other Lodging Establishments in Baguio  View
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07 Oct 2007  Directory of Accredited Travel Agencies  View
07 Oct 2007  Domestic Suppliers of Baguio Products  View
06 Oct 2007  One Stop Export Documentation Center  View
03 Oct 2007  Educational Institutions in Baguio City  View
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27 Sep 2007  Investment Areas: Baguio and Banawe  View
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04 Sep 2010  Cordillera economy remains resilient as industry improves  View
21 Mar 2008  REPAIR of VITAL BENGUET ROADS SET  View
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12 Jan 2008  20 tons of broccoli being readied for export to Japan  View
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25 Sep 2007  Banawe rice terraces preservation urged  View
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