Kalinga is a landlocked province located in the highlands of Cordillera. It is bounded on the
north by Apayao, on the east by Cagayan and Isabela, on
the south by Mountain Province, and on the west by Abra. Terrain is mostly mountainous
with small valleys drained by the Chico River and its tributaries. Seasons are not very pronounced but the months from November to
April are relatively dry and the rest of the year is wet. The province is accessible by land from all sides but the shortest route
from Manila is by way of Isabela.
Kalinga Provincial Capitol
Economic Profile, Products, and Industries
- Makliing Dulag - a famous tribal chieftain who was killed as he led the opposition to the building of Chico Dam
Agricultural production in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Kalinga in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
Other products include Coffee, rootcrops, and vegetables. As of 2007, there were 6 banks in operation with total deposits of 851 million pesos.
The production of export quality organic foods is highly recommended. The production of the Kalinga coffee should be expanded
in order to meet volume for export. The production and canning of mushroom as well as furniture and wooden articles manufacturing are encouraged.
Modernized weaving factories can thrive in the province.
See List of Municipalities of Kalinga
Places of Interest/ tourist spots in Kalinga Province
- Chico River
- Uguid Maling Subterranean River
Capitol photo credit to the rightful owner
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