city of the Philippines

Baguio City (Tagalog: ᜊᜄᜓᜁᜂ) is a city in northern Luzon, Philippines. Its official name is the City of Baguio. People know it as the Summer Capital of the Philippines because its climate is cooler than other parts of the country. It is cooler because it is more than 4,800 feet above sea level. People call it the "City of Pines" because it is in a region where pine trees and orchids can grow.

City of Baguio
Baguio skyline from Dominican Hill
Baguio skyline from Dominican Hill
Flag of Baguio
Summer Capital of the Philippines
City of Pines
Anthem: Baguio Hymn
Map of Benguet with Baguio highlighted
Map of Benguet with Baguio highlighted
Baguio is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°24′43″N 120°35′36″E / 16.4119°N 120.5933°E / 16.4119; 120.5933
RegionCordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
ProvinceBenguet (geographically only)
District Lone district
IncorporatedSeptember 1, 1909 (city)
Highly urbanized cityDecember 22, 1979
Barangays129 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorBenjamin B. Magalong (NPC)[1]
 • Vice MayorFaustino A. Olowan (PDP–Laban)
 • RepresentativeMarquez O. Go (NP)
 • City Council
 • Electorate168,218 voters (2022)
 • Highly urbanized city57.51 km2 (22.20 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,094.79 km2 (422.70 sq mi)
853 m (2,799 ft)
Highest elevation
2,253 m (7,392 ft)
Lowest elevation
26 m (85 ft)
 (2020 census)
 • Highly urbanized city366,358
 • Density6,400/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density3,100/km2 (8,000/sq mi)
 • Households
 • Gross domestic product₱139,174 million (2021)[4]
$2,762 million (2021)[5]
 • Income class1st city income class
 • Poverty incidence2.28% (2018)[6]
 • Revenue₱2,162,365,461.20 (2020)
 • Assets₱11,277,551,115.79 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱1,420,203,715.99 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱4,811,430,050.36 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBenguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO)
 • WaterBaguio Water District (BWD)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)74
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesKankanaey

The United States founded Baguio in 1900. This was so it could have a hill station. Baguio City was the United States' only hill station in Asia.

Baguio is physically within Benguet province but is a separate political unit. Baguio was Benguet's capital from 1901 to 1916. But Baguio became a chartered city in 1916. This meant that Baguio had a status that is similar to a province.

Baguio belongs to the Cordillera Administrative Region. That region also has the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province. The city is the region's business and educational centre.

The 2015 census says that Baguio has 345,366 people living there.

The 2015 census says that Baguio has 345,366 people living there and more people [7]

References change

  1. "Halalan 2019 Philippine Election Results | ABS-CBN News". Archived from the original on June 30, 2019. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  2. "2019 Election Results:Baguio City". GMA News. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  3. "Province: Benguet". PSG0C Interactive. Makati, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on November 14, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  4. "City of Baguio Leads the Economy of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in 2021". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 2023-01-18.
  5. "PH₱50.384 per dollar (per International Monetary Fund on Representative Exchange Rates for Selected Currencies for December 2021)". IMF. Retrieved 2023-01-18.
  6. "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  7. "Baguio | Philippines | Britannica". Retrieved 2023-02-25.