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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bukidnon Province

Bukidnon is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. Its capital is Malaybalay City. The province is considered by Filipinos to be the food basket of Mindanao because it is the major producer of rice and corn in the region. Plantations in the province also produce pineapples, bananas and sugarcane. To get to Bukidnon, one must travel by land from Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental Province. Bukidnon is generally characterized as an extensive plateau but the southern and eastern boundaries are mountainous area. The province's average elevation is 915 meters above sea level. The slope gradient peaks at 2, 938 meters with Mt. Kitanglad, an extinct volcano occupying the central portion. Two types of climate prevail 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 climate is relatively cool and humid throughout the year.

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