Barlig, Mountain Province

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Barlig
Fialikia / Likaw-an
Municipality
Municipality of Barlig
Barlig and surrounding rice terraces
Barlig and surrounding rice terraces
Official seal of Barlig
Seal
Map of Mountain Province with Barlig highlighted
Map of Mountain Province with Barlig highlighted
Barlig is located in Philippines
Barlig
Barlig
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 17°05′N 121°09′E / 17.08°N 121.15°E / 17.08; 121.15Coordinates: 17°05′N 121°09′E / 17.08°N 121.15°E / 17.08; 121.15
Country  Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Mountain Province
District Lone District
Barangays 11 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Clark Chatongna Ngaya
 • Electorate 3,736 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 228.64 km2 (88.28 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 4,819
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2623
PSGC 144401000
IDD:area code +63 (0)74
Climate Cfb
Income class 5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 62,171,298.14 (2016)

Barlig, officially the Municipality of Barlig is a 5th class municipality in the province of Mountain Province, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 4,819 people.[3]

Barlig is bounded in the east by Natonin in the west by Bontoc and Sadanga. In the north, it is bounded by Tinglayan and in the south by the town of Mayoyao. The town is separated into three settlements or cluster of villages such as Barlig town proper, Lias and Kadaclan.[4]

The town of Barlig is home to two indigenous languages, the Finalig language and the Balangaw language. Both languages are in the brink of extinction, making them important languages in the field of language conservation. The two languages are also important for the survival of the Finalig culture and the Balangaw culture, respectively.

Barangays[edit]

Barlig is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.

  • Chupac
  • Fiangtin
  • Kaleo
  • Latang
  • Lias Kanluran
  • Lias Silangan
  • Lingoy
  • Lunas
  • Macalana
  • Ogoog
  • Gawana (Poblacion)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Barlig
YearPop.±% p.a.
1939 1,827—    
1948 1,952+0.74%
1960 2,972+3.56%
1970 4,053+3.15%
1975 5,138+4.87%
1980 5,241+0.40%
1990 6,273+1.81%
1995 7,477+3.34%
2000 6,351−3.44%
2007 6,168−0.40%
2010 5,838−1.98%
2015 4,819−3.59%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

The people of Barlig are dominantly of Igorot and Ilocano descent. Locals call themselves Ifiallig which is a reference to someone born or have roots from villages. In the cluster of villages in Lias, people call themselves I-lias while those from Kadaclan villages call themselves Ekachakran. Despite living in a single town, the people speak different languages and probably traditions.[4]

Tourism[edit]

Barlig town boasts of its own rice terraces, the Barlig Rice Terraces in the near the center of the town and Lias Rice Terraces in the Lias, which is a cluster of villages. In Kadaclan, which is another cluster of villages, the annual Menaliyam festival is held.

Climate[edit]

Barlig has an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb) closely bordering a subtropical highland climate ("Cwb") with relatively dry winters.

Climate data for Barlig, Mountain Province
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21.3
(70.3)
22.5
(72.5)
23.5
(74.3)
24.3
(75.7)
24.4
(75.9)
23.4
(74.1)
22.5
(72.5)
22.0
(71.6)
22.5
(72.5)
22.9
(73.2)
22.3
(72.1)
21.7
(71.1)
22.8
(73)
Daily mean °C (°F) 16.8
(62.2)
17.6
(63.7)
18.8
(65.8)
19.8
(67.6)
20.3
(68.5)
19.8
(67.6)
19.2
(66.6)
18.8
(65.8)
19.1
(66.4)
19.1
(66.4)
18.3
(64.9)
17.6
(63.7)
18.8
(65.8)
Average low °C (°F) 12.4
(54.3)
12.7
(54.9)
14.1
(57.4)
15.3
(59.5)
16.2
(61.2)
16.2
(61.2)
15.9
(60.6)
15.7
(60.3)
15.7
(60.3)
15.4
(59.7)
14.4
(57.9)
13.6
(56.5)
14.8
(58.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 98
(3.86)
54
(2.13)
98
(3.86)
162
(6.38)
316
(12.44)
350
(13.78)
437
(17.2)
489
(19.25)
380
(14.96)
330
(12.99)
368
(14.49)
184
(7.24)
3,266
(128.58)
Source: [8]


Notable people[edit]

  • Jeyrick Sigmaton [9]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Mountain Province". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b http://barlig.wordpress.com/about
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  7. ^ "Province of Mountain Province". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Climate data for: Barlig". Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  9. ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/artandculture/567692/jeyrick-sigmaton-looks-like-a-top-asian-model-in-latest-shoot/story

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