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Atok, Benguet

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Country  Philippines
Area  214.99 km2
Region  Cordillera Administrative Region
District  Lone district of Benguet
Founded  1900
Mayor  Peter Buletin Alos

Atok is a fourth class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 19,242 people.

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Map of Atok, Benguet

Baguio city to highest point atok benguet


Geography

Atok, Benguet Beautiful Landscapes of Atok, Benguet

Atok has a land area of 21,499 hectares (53,130 acres). The land is characterized as mountainous with many steep cliffs. The highest point in the Philippine Highway System is located at Barangay Paoay along Halsema Highway, at 2,255 metres (7,400 ft) above sea level.

Atok, Benguet Beautiful Landscapes of Atok, Benguet

Atok is located in the heart of the province of Benguet. It is bounded by Kibungan on the north, Kabayan on the northeast, Bokod on the southeast, Tublay on the southwest, and Kapangan on the west.

Atok is about 46 kilometres (29 mi) from Baguio City.

History

The area of Atok was previously referred to by the natives and Spanish colonizers as "Chontog", an Ibaloi word for "mountainous". Spanish military officials and missionaries arrived at Chontog in 1892, establishing precedencias (tax collection stations) in the area and its surrounding settlements.

Atok, Benguet in the past, History of Atok, Benguet

The Ibaloi phrase "Nay patok shi Chontog", which means "on the mountain top", was later shortened to "Atok".

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