|Municipality of Bokod|
Map of Benguet with Bokod highlighted
|Region||Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)|
|Barangays||10 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Thomas Wales Jr.|
|• Electorate||9,025 voters (2016)|
|• Total||274.96 km2 (106.16 sq mi)|
|• Density||50/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)74|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||106,426,689.65 (2016)|
|Native languages||Kankanaey language|
Bokod, officially the Municipality of Bokod, (Ilokano: Ili ti Bokod; Tagalog: Bayan ng Bokod), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 13,756 people.
Pre-colonial and Spanish periods
According to folklore, Bokod, once a heavily-forested village, got its name from a man named Ebokot (or Ekbot), who introduced agricultural development to the area. Ebokot's name was associated with the village and was registered as a pueblo during the Spanish Regime.
On August 13, 1908, Benguet was established as a sub-province of the newly created Mountain Province with the enactment of Act No. 1876. As a result, six townships of Benguet were abolished, among them were Ambuklao and Daclan which were integrated into the township of Bokod.
One of the principal infrastructure in Bokod is the Ambuklao Dam. Built in 1950 and opened in 1956, it is one of the most important hydroelectric facilities in Luzon.
On June 25, 1963, President Diosdado Macapagal issued Executive Order No. 42 converting eight (8) of the thirteen (13) towns (designated as municipal districts) of Benguet sub-province into regular municipalities. Bokod was among them.
On June 18, 1966, the sub-province of Benguet was separated from the old Mountain Province and was converted into a regular province. Bokod remained to be a component municipality of the newly established province.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 274.96 square kilometres (106.16 sq mi)  constituting 9.93% of the 2,769.08-square-kilometre- (1,069.15 sq mi) total area of Benguet.
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, Bokod had a population of 13,756. The population density was 50 inhabitants per square kilometre (130/sq mi).
- Benguet State University Bokod Campus (BSAT) (Ambangeg)
- Immaculate Conception School of Bokod, Inc. (Poblacion)
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