Bakun Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Bakun is a 3rd class landlocked municipality of Benguet Province in Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines.

Bakun Town Center
Bakun Town Center (Photo Credit: SuperRonron22)

Profile of Bakun Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Benguet Province in the Cordillera Region (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Cervantes in Ilocos Sur Province (north), Mankayan (east), Buguias and Kibungan (south), Sugpon and Alilem in Ilocos Sur (west)
Area –> 286.91 km2 (110.78 sq mi)
Population –> 15,357 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 87,545,445.01
Barangays –> 7
Terrain –> Mountainous
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ibaloi, Kankana-ey, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman (caretaker) –> Eric Yap
Mayor –> Bill Raymundo
Vice Mayor –> Edward P. Buscol

History of Bakun

The town of Bakun was organized in November of 1900. In 1937, the township of Ampusongan became a barrio of Bakun.

Economy of Bakun

Bakun is an agricultural town where vegetables are the major products.

Tourist Spots in Bakun

Mount Kabunian
Mount Osdung
Mount Tenglawan
Mangta Falls
Tanap Falls
Tekip Falls
Bakun Rice Terraces

Festival in Bakun

Tallak Festival

Map of Bakun Municipality in Benguet

See also: Profile of Mayor Bill Raymundo, Governor Melchor Diclas

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