Flora, Apayao - (CAR)
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Location: Flora, Apayao - (CAR)

Flora is a 4th class municipality in the province of Apayao. Best known as the home of thousand flowers!

According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 14,860 people in 2,985 households or an increase of 2,550 persons from the previous census year (1995).

Flora is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.

Flora is basically agricultural devoting 72% of the municipality’s land area to lowland and sloping agriculture. The topography of the land is ideal for farming, more than quarter of the municipality sitting on lowland plains and rolling/undulating areas of 0-3% and 3-18% slopes respectively, which are suitable to intensive agriculture.

Rice is the municipality’s principal agricultural crop reflected in large track of agricultural land (about 43%) devoted to both paddy irrigated and rain fed rice lands. Some rice lands are irrigated through either a communal irrigation system or through the Apayao-Abulog Irrigation System. Average rice production is 70 cavans/ha. way above the national average of cavans/ha; an acceptable recovery rate of 60% (Soils/Land Resources Evaluation Project, Dept. of Agriculture for the province of Apayao).

Other significant crops planted are corn, bananas, pineapple, and coconut. Bamboo and orchids.

The municipality has its share of potential tourist spots, notably, the Dacao Irrigation Intake, De San Jose Forest Park and Picnic Grove at Bagutong, the Negrito Village in Balasi and Mt. Sulu which it shares with two other municipalities of Apayao and the Cagayan Province.

The climate is dry between the months of November and April, and wet the rest of the year.