Mountain ProvinceMountain Province
is a landlocked province
of the Philippines
in the Cordillera Administrative Region
. Its capital is Bontoc and borders, clockwise from the south, Ifugao
, Ilocos Sur
, and Isabela
Mountain Province is the full name of the province and is sometimes incorrectly named just Mountain in some foreign references. The name can also be shortened to Mt. Province. The province is named that way because it is found in the Cordilleras mountain range of north central Luzon.
Mountain Province was also the name of the historical province that included most of the current Cordillera provinces. This old province was established by the Americans in 1908 and was later split in 1966 into Mountain Province, Benguet, Kalinga-Apayao and Ifugao.
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
2000 census—140,439 (6th smallest).
Density—67 per km² (10th lowest).
Area: 2,097.3 km² (20th smallest)
Governor: Sario M. Malinias (2001-2004)
People and Culture
Mountain Province is subdivided into 10 municipalities.