Iligan Bay

Coordinates: 8°25′N 124°05′E / 8.42°N 124.08°E / 8.42; 124.08
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Iligan Bay
Beach of Iligan Bay (Initao, Misamis Oriental)
Iligan Bay is located in Mindanao
Iligan Bay
Iligan Bay
Location within the Philippines
Iligan Bay is located in Philippines
Iligan Bay
Iligan Bay
Iligan Bay (Philippines)
LocationMindanao, Philippines
Coordinates8°25′N 124°05′E / 8.42°N 124.08°E / 8.42; 124.08
Part ofBohol Sea
Surface area2,390 km2 (920 sq mi)[1]
Shore length1170 km (110 mi)[1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Iligan Bay is a bay in Mindanao Island in the Philippines. The bay is part of the Bohol Sea, and curves into the northern coast of Mindanao Island.[1]

A branch of the bay, Panguil Bay, forms a natural isthmus with Illana Bay and geographic boundary between the Zamboanga Peninsula and the rest of Mindanao island.

The provinces covered along its coast are Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, and Lanao del Norte.

Iligan City is the most important port on Iligan Bay. Other important ports are in Oroquieta City, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental and Lugait, Misamis Oriental. To protect Iligan Bay from destruction and biodiversity degradation, eight local government units and the provincial government of Misamis Occidental organized the Iligan Bay Alliance of Misamis Occidental.


  1. ^ a b c Alino, Porfirio; Evangeline, Miclat; Nanola, Cleto Jr; Roa-Quiaoit, Hily An; Campos, Reuben, eds. (2002). Atlas of Philippine Coral Reefs. Quezon City: Goodwill Trading Co., Inc. ISBN 978-971-12-0250-7.