Bukidnon (/buːˈkɪdnɒn/; officially, the Province of Bukidnon: Cebuano: Lalawigan sa Bukidnon; Filipino: Lalawigan ng Bukidnon) is a landlocked province in the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region.[4] Its capital is the city of Malaybalay. The province borders, clockwise starting from the north, Misamis Oriental, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, Cotabato, Lanao del Sur, and Lanao del Norte. According to the 2015 census, the province is inhabited by 1,415,226 residents.[3]

The name "Bukidnon" means "highlander" or "mountain dweller". The province is considered to be the food basket of Mindanao, being the major producer of rice and corn in the region. Products from plantations in the province also include pineapples, bananas and sugarcane. Situated within Bukidnon is Mount Dulang-dulang, the 2nd highest mountain in the country, with an elevation of 2,938 metres (9,639 ft) located in Kitanglad Mountain Range.[5] Mount Kitanglad (2,899m.), Mount Kalatungan (2,860m.), Mount Maagnaw (2,742m.), Mount Lumuluyaw (2,612m.) and Mount Tuminungan (2,400m.), the 4th, 5th, 8th, 17th and 30th highest mountains in the country respectively, are also found in the province.[6]

There are no seaports in the province because the place is landlocked. On the other hand, the former Malaybalay Airstrip which used to serve the general area of the province was closed down during the late 1990s and the area where the airport used to be located was converted into a low-cost housing project. To get to Bukidnon, one must travel by land from Cagayan de Oro City or from Davao City. A proposed domestic airport site in the municipality of Don Carlos has already been on the talks since 2008 and in 2013, the proposal was finalized. Construction date is yet to be determined