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The population of the city as of 1995 is 226,883. The youth constitute nearly half of the population. There is a trace of longevity among the people, of whom are aged over 60. The middle aged group numbers 70,511.
During the peak of the annual tourists influx, particularly during the Lenten period, transients triple the population. The numerous government offices and private businesses keep the transients flow to a stable 14% of the resident count at any time.
away from Manila (Rizal Monument)
Source of Information: Department of Tourism, Philippines
English is widely spoken and understood. It is the medium of instruction in all public and private schools. Most newspaper and magazines are printed in English, hence, an English speaking traveler would not find communication problems. The national language, Filipino, language is of course spoken by everyone. Ilocano is also spoken by almost everybody.
The three dominant industries in the city are tourism, education and integrated circuits.
Tourism remains to be a dominant industry, especially with the improved access roads. Lowlanders come to the city during the hot summer months.
Baguio has about 50,000 college and vocational students.
Texas Instrument initiated the Export Processing Zone. Today, they export six hundred million dollars worth of products.
Tours of local attractions take place on a regular basis but you can organize your own
tour with just your kids or with a few other families in your neighborhood. You may be
surprised by what companies and organizations will provide free tours of their facilities.
The fire hall is always intriguing to young children. If you call your local fire hall and
speak with the fire chief he will be happy to arrange a time for you to stop in with your
children. They will show the kids around, let them see inside the fire engine and if there is time the children can see a fireman in all of his gear. Not only is this fun, it is a safety
precaution for kids. Chances are they will be less scared of a firefighter in his full uniform with a mask if he or she sees one before an emergency. You will have to be
prepared for the tour to be cut short if an emergency is called in. Free Tours around your City
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