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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION                                                                                                                                                                                                        Geographic Location

Bontoc is located in the central part of Mountain Province with a mean coordinates of 17o 05’ latitude and 120o 56’ longitude. The municipality is bounded on the north by municipality of Tubo, Abra; northeast by Municipality of Sadanga; on the east by municipality of Barlig, Mountain Province; south by municipality of Banaue and Hungduan, Ifugao; southwest by municipality of Sabangan; west by Sagada, and Besao Mountain Province. Bontoc is one of the municipalities where the Chico River traverses leading to the province of Kalinga and Cagayan Province.

POLITICAL BOUNDARIES

The municipality of Bontoc has sixteen barangays namely Bontoc Ili, Caluttit, Poblacion and Samoki which are the central barangays; Tocucan, Caneo, Talubin and Bayyo which are the river side barangays; Alab Oriente, Alab Proper, Balili and Gonogon which are the ALBAGO barangays; Dalican, Mainit Guina-ang and Maligcong which are the up-land barangays. The largest barangay is Mainit with an area of 12,726 hectares and followed by Bayyo and the smallest is Caluttit.

Table 2.1:     Barangay and Land Area

Barangay

Land Area (Has.)

1. Alab Oriente

854

2. Alab Proper

583

3. Balili

315

4. Bayyo

4,775

5. Bontoc Ili

2,154

6. Caluttit

57

7. Caneo

1,472

8. Dalican

1,117

9. Gonogon

1,608

10. Guina-ang

1,070

11. Mainit

12,726

12. Maligcong

1,669

13. Poblacion

32

14. Samoki

1,388

15. Talubin

7,258

16. Tocucan

2,534

TOTAL

39,612

Reference: DENR, MPDO