Provinces

Bukidnon Province

Bukidnon Province
Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Bukidnon, officially the Province of Bukidnon, is a landlocked province in the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao Region. Its capital is the city of Malaybalay. Bukidnon is envisioned as a province of self–reliant people, enjoying quality life in an atmosphere of justice, peace and harmony

LOCATION

Bukidnon

Coordinates: 17.5951° N, 120.7983° E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Bukidnon
Location:
7°55′N 125°05′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1914
Capital:
Malaybalay
Area:
10,498.59 km2 (4,053.53 sq mi)
Population:
1,541,400
Density:
130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
X
Cities & Towns:
2
Demonym(s):
Bukidnon
Elevation:
2,941 m (9,649 ft) (Mount Dulang-dulang)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
8700–8723
Area code:
+63 -(088)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
First Class
Religion(s):
Roman Catholic, 80.7%, Islam has 4%
Language(s):
Cebuano, Higaonon, BukidIlianen, Matigsalug, Hiligaynon, Maranao, Iranun, English
Known For:
Food basket of Northern Mindanao
Major Industries:
Pineapples, bananas and sugarcane
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
It’s generally okay to visit Bukidnon any time of the year since it is away from the Philippine typhoon alley.
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
Seaport(s):
None
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is between the northern and southern sections of Bukidnon, The northern part is classified as belonging to Type III, that is, there is no pronounced rain period but relatively dry during the months of November to May. In the southern portion of the province, the climate is classified as Type IV with no dry season. The driest area is Baungon, while the wettest is the Calabugao plain. The climate is relatively cool and humid throughout the year.

It’s generally okay to visit Bukidnon any time of the year since it is away from the Philippine typhoon alley.

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals.

Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Bukidnon Province Map

The Bukidnon province is divided into 20 Municipalities, 2 Cities:

  • Baungon
  • Cabanglasan
  • Damulog
  • Dangcagan
  • Don Carlos
  • Impasugong
  • Kadingilan
  • Kalilangan
  • Kibawe
  • Kitaotao
  • Lantapan
  • Libona
  • Malaybalay
  • Malitbog
  • Manolo Fortich
  • Maramag
  • Pangantucan
  • Quezon
  • San Fernando
  • Sumilao
  • Talakag
  • Valencia
 

ISLANDS

None

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Bukidnon province: 

  • Alalum Falls
  • Badiang Spring
  • Balisbisan Falls
  • Beatriz Skyline Resort
  • Blue Water Cave
  • Carmelite Monastery
  • Dahilayan Forest Park Resort
  • Dalwangan Centennial Marker
  • Dila Falls
  • Ereccion de Pueblo
  • Kaamulan Park
  • Lake Apo
  • Long Beach
  • Luan-Luan Spring
  • Monastery of the Transfiguration
  • Mount Dulang-Dulang
  • Mount Kalatungan
  • Mount Kitanglad
  • Mount Kitinglad Range National Park
  • Mt Capistrano
  • Mt. Palaopao
  • Mt. Wiji
  • Nasuli Spring
  • Overview Park
  • Roxas Monument
  • RR Family Spring Resort Pool
  • Sumalsag Cave
  • The Bukidnon Tree Park
  • Waig Spring Resort Poo
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Bukidnon throughout the year:

  • Kaamulan Festival (2nd half of February to March 10) – Malaybalay City

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Bukidnon province.

Where in the Philippines is Bukidnon located?
Bukidnon is located on Northern Mindanao.

Is Bukidnon a city or province?
Bukidnon is a province.

What is the Capital of Bukidnon?
The capital of Bukidnon is Malaybalay City.

What is Bukidnon famous for?
Bukidnon is famous for pineapple plantation.

How do I get to Bukidnon?
There are several ways to get to Bukidnon, the most common being from Cagayan de Oro:

  • Bus | 2.5 hours | $3-$5
  • Taxi | 2 hours | $38-$46
  • Drive | 2 hours | $10-$15
  • You can fly to an alternate airport (Davao, Butuan, or Cotabato), however you will need to take a bus, van or taxi to get to Bukdidnon. Travel time will be longer and the cost will be significantly more.

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How many islands are in Bukidnon?
There are NO islands in Bukidnon. The province is landlocked.

What does Bukidnon mean?
Bukidnon means came from the word “bukid” which means mountain in English.

How Safe is Traveling in Bukidnon?
Bukidnon is very safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Bukidnon is considered tropical with significant rainfall even in the driest month.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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