|Municipality of Baungon|
Map of Bukidnon with Baungon highlighted
|Region||Northern Mindanao (Region X)|
|District||1st district of Bukidnon|
|Barangays||16 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Pedro R. Alvarez|
|• Electorate||22,342 voters (2016)|
|• Total||328.34 km2 (126.77 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)88|
|Climate type||tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||2nd municipal income class|
Baungon is located in the northern part of Bukidnon, about 132 kilometres (82 mi) north of Malaybalay City via Cagayan de Oro, which is about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Imbatug, the town's poblacion. It is bounded on the north-east 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.
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 millimetres (19.60 in). April has the lowest amount of rainfall with 24.3 millimetres (0.96 in). The average temperature is 25 °C (77 °F) 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.
Near the airport, one can find Kabula River, a favorite site for water rafting.
Baungon is home to two of the world's rarest flowers: Rafflesia and Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. The Rafflesia that grows in Baungon was identified by one botanist, Ulysses Ferreras, as Rafflesia schadenbergiana, which was thought to be extinct. Such Rafflesia was last seen by the German Alex Schandenberg on Mount Apo in the year 1881, but found again in Bukidnon after 126 years. This Rafflesia is called by locals as "Kolon Busaw" and grows well in its soil.
Baungon is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.
|Population census of Baungon|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Baungon was 34,336 people, with a density of 100 inhabitants per square kilometre or 260 inhabitants per square mile.
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.
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