Profile of Bukidnon Province (Geography)
Location –> Northern Mindanao Region, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Misamis Oriental, Agusan Del Sur, Davao Del Norte, Cotabato, Lanao Del Sur, Lanao Del Norte
Capital –> Malaybalay
Area –> 10,498.59 km2 (4,053.53 sq mi) * The 3rd largest among 81 provinces
Population –> 1,415,226
Terrain –> Mountainous, hilly and Plateau
Industries –> Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Pineapple, Cassava, Sugarcane and coffee
People/Language –> Bisaya (Cebuano), Higaonon, Manobo, Maranao
Governor –> Jose Maria R. Zubiri, Jr.
Predecessor –> Alex Calingasan
Vice Governor –> Rogelio N. Quiño
Representative (1st District) –> Ma. Lourdes O. Acosta-Alba
Predecessor –> Jesus Emmanuel M. Paras
Representative (2nd District) –> Jonathan Keith Flores
Predecessor –> Florencio T. Flores, Jr.
Representative (3rd District) –> Manuel F. Zubiri
Predecessor –> Jose Ma. F. Zubiri III
Representative (4th District) –> Rogelio Neil P. Roque
Cities –> Malaybalay, Valencia
Municipalities (Towns) –> (20) Baungon, Cabanglasan, Damulog, Dangcagan, Don Carlos, Impasug-ong, Kadingilan, Kalilangan, Kibawe, Kitaotao, Lantapan, Libona, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Maramag, Pangantucan, Quezon, San Fernando, Sumilao, Talakag
Bukidnon was formerly part of Misamis province. It was created as a sub-province on August 20, 1907 by the Philippine Commission Act No. 1693 and as a regular province on March 10, 1917 by virtue of Act 2711. Manuel Fortich represented the province in the National Assembly under the Commonwealth Government. He held the office from 1935 to 1946.
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Economy of Bukidnon Province
Bukidnon is considered the food basket of Mindanao because of the variety of its agricultural products namely: rice, corn, pineapple, cassava, coffee, sugarcane, poultry and livestock. There are also factories that process these products like rice and corn mills and sugar central.
Bukidnon is a major supplier of electricity to the whole island of Mindanao due to the presence of hydroelectric power plants especially the Pulangi IV power plant in Maramag.
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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region
Map of Province