Banaue is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ifugao, Cordillera Region, Philippines. It is famous all over the world for its magnificent rice terraces.
Profile of Banaue Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Central part of Ifugao (See map below)
Distance from Manila –> 386 kilometers to the north
Distance from Baguio –> 208 kilometers via Halsema Highway
Neighboring Towns –> Bontoc in Mountain Province (north), Mayoyao (east), Lagawe (south), Hingyon and Hungduan (west)
Area –> 191.20 km2 (73.82 sq mi)
Population –> 21,837 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Handicraft, Wooden Furniture
People/Language –> Ifugao, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 18
Revenue (2016) –> 83,135,392.46
Legislative District –> Lone
Go here to see the elected municipal officials of Banaue.
History of Banaue
Banaue is one of the oldest towns in Ifugao but its area and population decreased when some barrios were separated to form Hungduan and Hingyon municipalities.
Economy of Banaue
Most of the people in Banaue depend on agriculture for their source of income. Rice and sweet potato are the most important farm products. At the town center are found several lodges, inns, restaurants, groceries and hardware stores. Many people serve as tourist guides and drivers.
Tourist Spots in Banaue
Banaue Rice Terraces – Go here to see profile and photos of Banaue Rice Terraces
Batad Rice Terraces
Tappiya Waterfall in Batad
Bangaan Rice Terraces
Ducligan Village and Rice Terraces
Ducligan Hot Spring and Swimming Pool
Ducligan Snake River
Festivals in Banaue
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Map of Banaue Municipality in Ifugao Province