Northern Mindanao

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Region X
Northern Mindanao
Region
Map of the Philippines showing the location of Region X
Map of the Philippines showing the location of Region X
Country Philippines
Island group Mindanao
Regional center Cagayan de Oro City
Area
 • Total 20,132 km2 (7,773 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 4,297,323
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Provinces 5
Cities 9
Municipalities 84
Barangays 2,022
Cong. districts 14
Languages Cebuano, Tagalog, HIligaynon, Manobo, Maranao and others.
Website www.nothernmindanao.com

Coordinates: 8°45′N 124°55′E / 8.750°N 124.917°E / 8.750; 124.917 Northern Mindanao (Filipino: Hilagang Kamindanawan) is a region of the Philippines, designated as Region X. It is composed of five provinces, namely: Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon and Misamis Occidental and two cities that are classified as highly-urbanized, all occupying the north-central part of Mindanao island, and the island-province of Camiguin. The regional center is Cagayan de Oro City. Lanao del Norte was transferred to Northern Mindanao from Region XII (then called Central Mindanao) by virtue of Executive Order No. 36.[2]

Geography[edit]

Northern Mindanao has a total land area of 14,032.93 km² of which 6,571 km² is alienable and disposable lands, and the remaining 7,461.99 km².

More than 60% of Northern Mindanao's total land area are classified as forest land. Its seas abound with fish and other marine products.

Climate[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Northern Mindanao
Year Pop.   ±%  
1990 2,811,646 —    
2000 3,505,708 +24.7%
2010 4,297,323 +22.6%
Source: National Statistics Office[1]

The vast majority of the region's inhabitants are migrants from Cebu and Bohol. Some inhabitants are of Waray, Tagalog and Maranao descent.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Northern Mindanao is the largest regional economy in the island of Mindanao.[3] The economy in Northern Mindanao is mainly agricultural. But there is also a booming growth of industries particularly in Cagayan de Oro City and in Iligan City. The famous Del Monte Philippines located in the Province of Bukidnon and its processing plant is located in Cagayan de Oro City, which shipped to the entire Philippines and Asia-Pacific region. The Agus-IV to VII Hydroelectric Plants in Iligan City and Baloi, Lanao del Norte supplies most of its electrical power in Mindanao.

Political divisions[edit]

Political map of Northern Mindanao region.

The region is composed of five provinces namely Bukidnon, the island province of Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental. It also has 2 highly urbanized cities, Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City. It has seven component cities namely El Salvador City, Gingoog City, Malaybalay City, Oroquieta City, Ozamiz City, Tangub City, and Valencia City. It has 84 municipalities and 2,022 barangays. The regional center is Cagayan de Oro City.

Northern Mindanao is the 9th most populous region in the Philippines and 2nd in Mindanao (after Davao Region) according to the 2010 National Statistics Office Census. The major urban area of Region X is Metro Cagayan de Oro which includes Cagayan de Oro City and some municipalities and cities of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon.

Provinces / Cities Capital No. of
Cities
No. of
Municipalities
No. of
Barangays
Income classification
(2007)[4]
Area
(km²)
Population
(2010)[5]
Ph seal bukidnon.png
Bukidnon
Malaybalay City
2
20
464
1st Class
8,293.8
1,299,192
Ph seal camiguin.png
Camiguin
Mambajao
0
5
58
5th Class
229.80
83,807
Lanao del Norte, Philippines - provincial seal.png
Lanao del Norte
Tubod
0
22
462
2nd Class
2,278.6
607,917
Ph seal misamis occidental.png
Misamis Occidental
Oroquieta City
3
14
490
2nd Class
1,939.3
567,642
Ph seal misamis oriental.png
Misamis Oriental
Cagayan de Oro City
2
23
424
1st Class
3,081.1
813,856
CDO seal.png
Cagayan de Oro City¹
-
-
-
80
1st Class Highly Urbanized City
488.86
602,088
Ph seal lanao del norte iligan city.png
Iligan City¹
-
-
-
44
1st Class Highly Urbanized City
813.37
322,821

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

Component Cities[edit]

Bukidnon[edit]

Misamis Occidental[edit]

Misamis Oriental[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities". 2010 Census and Housing Population. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.lis.dar.gov.ph/home/document_view/9098
  3. ^ Pelone, Ruel V. (7 February 2010). "Region 10: Mindanao's dominant regional economy". Cagayan de Oro City: Business Week Mindanao. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  4. ^ [1]. Philippine Standard Geographic Code. Retrieved on 2012-05-11.
  5. ^ "2010 Census of Population and Housing - Region 5". National Statistics Office, Philippines. Retrieved on 2012-05-11.

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