Mt. Province is situated in the central part of the Cordillera
Autonomous Region. It is bounded on the North by Kalinga and Apayao, on
the South by Benguet and Ifugao, on the East by Isabela and on the
West by Abra and Ilocos Sur. It has a total land area of 2,097 square
kilometers. It consists of ten municipalities and 144 barangays.
Bontoc is the capital of the province.
Among the spots
Mountain Province is known for, is Sagada. It has the smallest land area
of 8,337 hectares. But blessed with a cool climate and lush pine
forests. Rain is heaviest in July while December is considered dry. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood of the Sagada people.
people of Sagada are mostly Igorots. They are Christians who still
practice their ancestral beliefs and rituals. They are good
English-speakers for they have been educated by the Anglicans since
Sagada is a fascinating place where one can
enjoy nature, and at the same time learn from the rich culture and
heritage of its people. It is a place where different interests meet,
where adventure-seekers can go hiking and spelunking, where
nature-lovers can go sightseeing and appreciate the beauty of God's gift