Facts & Figures
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 southClimate
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.
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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