Mountain Province

 

Dataset Description Data Format Projection Information Data Source Version

Administrative Boundaries

Includes provincial, municipal, and barangay boundaries

ESRI Shapefile (.shp)

WGS 1984, Lat/Long

GADM

2 (2011)

Landsat 7 ETM+  (Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus)

15-m spatial resolution panchromatic band, 3 spectral bands

ERDAS Imagine (.img)

WGS 1984, UTM Zone 51N

NASA

2000

ASTER GDEM (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer – Global Digital Elevation Model)

30-m spatial resolution of province’s bounding box

GeoTIFF

WGS 1984, Lat/Long

ASTER GDEM

2 (2011)

Mountain Province covers a total area of 2,157.38 square kilometres (832.97 sq mi)  occupying the central section of the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. The province is bordered on the north by Kalinga, south by Ifugao, southwest by Benguet, west by Ilocos Sur, and northwest by Abra. Situated within the Cordillera Central, Mountain Province is 83% mountainous while 17% make up hills and levels. The province has many rivers, waterfalls, mountains, and caves. The central and western areas of the province are characterized by rugged mountains and steep cliffs, while the eastern portion has generally sloping terrain. The province relies mainly on agriculture for its income, while tourism provides a significant boost to its economy. The furniture industry is also a growing venture in the province, with fixtures made from pinewood, bamboo, and steel. In addition, the bamboo and rattan basketry is currently varying due to product development, and the age-old handicraft of backstrap weaving is expanded to the use of loom. Woven patterns are now used to design other product lines like bags, purses, tapestry, ethnic costumes, blankets, linen, and fashion accessories.