Northern Mindanao

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Region X
NORTHERN MINDANAO

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Regional center Cagayan de Oro City
Population 3,505,708
– Density 207.1 per km²
Area 16,924.9 km²
Divisions
Provinces 5
Cities 8
Municipalities 85
Barangays 2,020
Cong. districts 11
Languages Cebuano language

Designated as Region X of the Philippines, Northern Mindanao (Hilagang Mindanao) is composed of five provinces and eight cities, namely: Misamis Oriental (Gingoog City and Cagayan de Oro City), Misamis Occidental (Oroquieta City, Tangub City and Ozamis City), Camiguin, Lanao del Norte (Iligan City), and Bukidnon (Malaybalay City and Valencia City). The regional capital is Cagayan de Oro, where government regional offices and other big establishments are also located. Lanao del Norte was transferred from Region XII, due to Executive Order No. 36.

Cagayan de Oro City is the regional center of Northern Mindanao.

CULTURAL GROUPS The majority of the region’s inhabitants are migrants from Cebu and Iloilo. There are also Waray-warays, Tagalogs and the indigenous Maranaos.

CLIMATE Rainfall in Northern Mindanao is evenly distributed throughout the year. Its abundant vegetation, natural springs and high elevation contribute to the region’s cool, mild and invigorating climate.

LAND USE The region has a total land area of 1,403,293 hectares of which 657,100 hectares are alienable and disposable lands and the remaining 746,193 hectares are forestland.

NATURAL RESOURCES More than 60% of Northern Mindanao’s total land area are classified as forestland. Its seas abound with fish and other marine products. The region is the country’s third largest producer of corn and banana..

ECONOMY The region is part of the North Coast Economic Growth Cluster (NCEGC), to facilitate agricultural and industrial development. There are three AREA DEVELOPMENT ZONES (ADZ), two of which can be found within the region: Cagayan de Oro –Iligan Development Corridor and the Panguil Bay – Mt. Malindang ADZ. The ADZs are a network of small and medium business enterprises, as well as heavy industry.

While industrialization is a crucial component of its vision of development, the region aims to be the primary food basket of the country due to rapid land conversion in Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog and the Visayas, and the destruction caused by lahar flows in Central Luzon.

URBAN CENTERS The major urban centers of the region are the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Ozamis, Oroquieta, Tangub and Gingoog and the capital towns of Mambajao and Malaybalay.

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Provinces

Province/City Capital Population
(2000)
Area
(km²)
Pop. density
(per km²)
Ph seal bukidnon.png Bukidnon Malaybalay City 1,060,265 8,293.8 127.8
Ph seal camiguin.png Camiguin Mambajao 74,232 229.8 323.0
Ph seal lanao del norte.png Lanao del Norte Tubod 473,062 2,278.6 207.6
Ph seal misamis occidental.png Misamis Occidental Oroquieta City 486,723 1,939.3 251.0
Ph seal misamis oriental.png Misamis Oriental Cagayan de Oro City 664,338 3,081.1 215.6
Cagayan de Oro City seal.png Cagayan de Oro City¹ 461,877 488.86 944.8
Ph seal lanao del norte iligan.png Iligan City¹ 355,061 813.37 479.5

¹ Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City are highly urbanized cities; figures are excluded from Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Norte respectively.

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