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Itogon is a first class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 55,960 people.The largest municipality in the province of Benguet by land area, it is known as a mining town, being the site of the first large-scale mining operations in the country.Itogon is the site of Binga Dam.HistorySpanish periodDuring the Spanish Regime, a native of the historic pueblo of Itogon (or Itokhon), named "Codeng", was appointed by the Spanish authorities as capitan of another nearby village, Balingway (currently Itogon Central/Proper). Balingway was later established as a town site and renamed after Codeng's native place.American periodDuring the American rule, Itogon was established as one of the 19 townships of the province of Benguet, upon the issuance of Act No. 48 by the Philippine Commission on November 22, 1900.Mining operations started in Itogon in 1903, after Benguet Corporation, the Philippines' first mining firm, was established in the town under the name, Benguet Consolidated Mining Company (BCMC), by Americans Nelson Peterson and Harry Clyde.
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