Baguio City Essay

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Baguio City From WikiPilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine Encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This is about a city in the Philippines. Please see Baguio (disambiguation) for references to this name. City of Baguio Landmarks [[Image:{{{landmarkfile}}}|250px]] Seal City of Baguio Landmarks [[Image:{{{landmarkfile}}}|250px]] Seal Region Cordillera Administrative Region Province — Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. (2007-2010) Barangays 129 Website www.baguio.gov.ph Physical characteristics Area 57.5 km² Population Total (2000) 252,386 Density 5,151/km² Location Government Region Cordillera Administrative Region Province — Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. (2007-2010) Barangays 129 Website www.baguio.gov.ph Physical characteristics Area 57.5 km² Population Total (2000) 252,386 Density 5,151/km² Baguio City is a 1st class highly urbanized city in northern Luzon known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. Situated on the southwestern point of the Cordillera Mountains, Baguio was originally a part of Benguet before it became an independent chartered city. Due to the city's climate, the President of the Philippines used to administer the country from Baguio during summer. Contents 1 History 2 Topography and climate 3 Tourism 3.1 Festivals 4 Education 5 Manufacturing, Export Zone and BPOs 6 Agricultural, Ethnic and Other Food Products 7 References 8 Citation 9 External LInks [edit] History Baguio was originally inhabited by different ethnic groups that contributed to its rich culture, which has also been influenced by Spanish, Japanese and American colonization. The Spaniards arrived in the area in 1572, when Juan de Salcedo conducted a number of expeditions in the mountains of Benguet, followed by Don Q.M. Quirante in 1694. The

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