Map of Bukidnon showing the location of Baungon
|Region||Northern Mindanao (Region X)|
|• Mayor||Pedro R. Alvarez|
|• Total||328.34 km2 (126.77 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Population census of Baungon, Bukidnon|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Baungon is a 2nd class municipality in the northern part of the province of Bukidnon, Philippines. It is about 132 kilometers north of Malaybalay City passing through Cagayan de Oro, which is about 30 kilometers from Imbatug, the towns poblacion. It is bounded on the northeast by the Libona, at the south by the Lantapan, and on the west by Talakag. It has a land area of 328.34 square kilometres based on the cadastral survey made by the DENR.
According to the NSO 2010 census, it has a population of 32,868 in 6,881 households.
Baungon is located in the northern part of Bukidnon, about 132 kilometers north of Malaybalay City passing through Cagayan de Oro City which is about 30 kilometers from Imbatug, the towns poblacion. It is bounded on the northeast by the Municipality of Libona, at the south by the Municipality of Lantapan, and on the west by the Municipality of Talakag. It has 16 Barangays namely: Imbatug, Balintad, Danatag, Kalilangan, Lacolac, Langaon, Liboran, Lingating, Mabuhay, Mabunga, Nicdao, Pualas, Salimbalan, San Miguel, and San Vicentel. It has a total land area of 32,834 hectares based on the cadastral survey made by the DENR.
Typical of the province environmental condition, Baungon belongs to the third type of climate which is relatively dry from March to April and wet from May to December. In 1997, the heaviest rainfall was recorded in January with 497.8 millimeters. April has the lowest amount of rainfall with 24.3mm. The average temperature is 77.0 degrees Fahrenheit and the average humidity is 82.2%
The bigger part of Baungon is located over plateau, the terrain of which is generally flat with slowly rising mountains and some canyons with a highest slope of 30%. In some parts, however, the terrain is strongly sloping to severely eroded. It has three (3) large rivers, namely; Bobonawan in the north, Tumalaong at the south, and Kalawaig at the west. These rivers and its tributaries serve as natural drainage system.
The town's economy is primarily agricultural. The main agricultural products of Baungon are corn, casava, banana, camote, fruits and vegetables, bamboo crafts, and abaca products. Mill products consist of the following: corn grits, rice, and casava starch.
Baungon is home to two of the World's rarest flowers: Rafflesia and Amorphophallus Paeoniifolius. These flowers are beautiful to behold. The Rafflesia that grew in Baungon is identified by one botanist, Ulysses Ferreras, as the thought extinct Rafflesia Schadenbergiana Goppert. Such Rafflesia was last seen by the German Alex Schandenberg in Mount Apo in the year 1881. This rafflesia is called by locals as "Kolon Busaw". It is a case of lost and found Rafflesia, found again in Bukidnon after 126 years. The flower Amorphophallus Paeoniifolius grows well also in our soil. Near the airport, one can find Kabula River, the site for favorite water rafting. The forests are old which should be declared protected zone so that these rare trees and flowers, like Rafflesia and Amorphophallus, will flourish until the generations to come. In case the next bloom of Rafflesia will be one hundred years away, may our children see its flowering in a protected forest.
Baungon is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.
- Imbatug (Pob.)
- San Vicente
- San Miguel
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- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
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