La Trinidad, Benguet
La Trinidad is a 1st class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. It is the capital municipality of Benguet. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 67,963 people in 13,658 households.
Geography and climate
The municipality has a land area of 8273.80 hectares, representing 3.16% of the provincial land area. The terrain is generally mountainous with springs, rivers and creeks. La Trinidad's valley floor elevation is at 1300 meters above sea level. Elevation ranges from 500 to 1700 meters above sea level.
La Trinidad belongs under the Type I climate by the Coronas System of classification with distinct wet and dry seasons. The dry season is from November to April while the wet season occurs during the rest of the year. The climate is cool with temperatures ranging from 11.7 C during the month of December at its coldest and 23.2 C at its warmest during the months of March, April and May. The average daily temperature is 18.55 C. Wind velocity is 1.43. During the rainest month of August, the rainfall average is 850.70 mm.
La Trinidad is politically subdivided into 16 barangays. The largest barangays are Wangal (1,116 hectares), Puguis (1,021.82 hectares), and Alno (958.35 hectares). The smallest barangay is Cruz (56.69 hectares).
- Province of Benguet - La Trinidad
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2000 Philippine Census Information