Cordillera Administrative Region – CAR

Cordillera Administrative Region – CAR

Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is a land-locked region consists of the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Apayao. Baguio City is the regional center. The Cordillera region encompasses most of the areas within the Cordillera Central mountain range of Luzon, the largest range in the country. This region is home to numerous indigenous tribes collectively called the Igorot.

The Cordillera Administrative Region is the only landlocked region in the country.

Regional Center: Baguio City

Population: 1,365,220

  • Density: 75 per km²

Area: 18,294 km²


  • Provinces- 6
  • Cities- 1
  • Municipalities- 76
  • Barangays- 1,176
  • Cong. Districts- 7

Languages: Ilokano, Kalinga, Kankanaey, Ifugao, Itneg, Isneg, Pangasinense, others


  1. Abra/Bangued/209,491
  2. Apayao/Kabugao/97,129
  3. Benguet/La Trinidad/330,129
  4. Ifugao/Lagawe/161,623
  5. Kalinga/Tabuk/174,023
  6. Mountain Province/Bontoc/140,439
  7. Baguio City/-/252,386

Baguio City is a highly urbanized city; figures are excluded from Benguet Province.


Tourist attractions

Tourist attractions in the region include the world famous Banaue Rice Terraces in the province of Ifugao. This is supposedly considered as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. Natural attractions of the region include the Sumaguing Cave in Sagada and the mummy caves of Benguet and Mt. Province. There are four National Parks: Cassamata Hill, Mount Pulag (the second highest mountain in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,922 meters above sea level), Mt. Data and Balbalasang-Balbalan, located in the province of Kalinga. Kalinga is also offering world class white water rafting along the chico river.


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