Baungon, Bukidnon

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Baungon
Municipality
Official seal of Baungon
Seal
Map of Bukidnon with Baungon highlighted
Map of Bukidnon with Baungon highlighted
Baungon is located in Philippines
Baungon
Baungon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°15′N 124°43′E / 8.250°N 124.717°E / 8.250; 124.717Coordinates: 08°15′N 124°43′E / 8.250°N 124.717°E / 8.250; 124.717
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Bukidnon
District 1st district of Bukidnon
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Pedro R. Alvarez
Area[2]
 • Total 328.34 km2 (126.77 sq mi)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 34,336
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8707
Dialing code 88
Income class 2nd

Baungon is a 2nd class municipality in the northern part of the province of Bukidnon, Philippines. According to the NSO 2015 census, it has a population of 34,336 people.[3]

Geography[edit]

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.

Climate[edit]

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%.

Topography[edit]

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.

Flora[edit]

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.[4] This Rafflesia is called by locals as "Kolon Busaw" and grows well in its soil.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Baungon is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

  • Balintad
  • Buenavista
  • Danatag
  • Kalilangan
  • Lacolac
  • Langaon
  • Liboran
  • Lingating
  • Mabuhay
  • Mabunga
  • Nicdao
  • Imbatug (Pob.)
  • Pualas
  • Salimbalan
  • San Vicente
  • San Miguel
Barangay Population
(2015)
Balintad
539
Buenavista
916
Danatag
2,561
Kalilangan
680
Lacolac
608
Langaon
1,087
Liboran
3,358
Lingating
4,175
Mabuhay
1,529
Mabunga
1,272
Nicdao
2,159
Imbatug (Pob.)
6,363
Pualas
2,524
Salimbalan
3,189
San Vicente
2,344
San Miguel
1,032
34,336

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Baungon
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 19,774 —    
1995 22,617 +2.55%
2000 26,695 +3.62%
2007 29,757 +1.51%
2010 32,868 +3.68%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Economy[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: BUKIDNON". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Lays, P. (2006). Rediscovery of a floral jewel in the Philippine archipelago: Rafflesia schadenbergiana Göppert, 1885 (Rafflesiaceae). Lejeunia 182: 1–16.
  5. ^ Barcelona, J. F.; P. B Pelser; D. S. Balete; L. L. Co (October 2009). "Taxonomy, ecology, and conservation status of Philippine Rafflesia (Rafflesiaceae)". Blumea. 54: 77–94. doi:10.3767/000651909X474122. 

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