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Northern Mindanao

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Regional center
Cagayan de Oro City

ISO 3166 code

Island group

Time zone


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Cagayan de Oro, El Salvador, Gingoog, Iligan, Malaybalay, Oroquieta, Ozamiz, Tangub, Valencia City

Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental

Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Ozamiz, Valencia City

Major cities
Cagayan de Oro, El Salvador, Gingoog, Iligan, Malaybalay, Oroquieta, Ozamiz, Tangub, Valencia City

Cagayan de Oro, El Salvador, Gingoog, Iligan, Malaybalay, Oroquieta, Ozamiz, Tangub, Valencia City

Points of interest
Tinago Falls, Maria Cristina Falls, Ardent Hot Spring, Katibawasan Falls, Tuasan Falls

Colleges and Universities
Xavier University – Ateneo, Mindanao State University, Liceo de Cagayan University, Mindanao University of Scienc, Central Mindanao University

Northern Mindanao (Filipino: Hilagang Kamindanawan, Cebuano: Amihang Mindanao) is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region X. It comprises five provinces: Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon and Misamis Occidental and two cities 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. Lanao del Norte was transferred to Northern Mindanao from Region XII (then called Central Mindanao) by virtue of Executive Order No. 36 in September 2001.


Map of Northern Mindanao, Philippines

Titanic bamboo boat house misamis oriental northern mindanao


Northern Mindanao has a total land area of 2,049,602 hectares (5,064,680 acres). More than 60% of Northern Mindanao's total land area are classified as forest land. Its seas abound with fish and other marine products.


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.


Northern Mindanao is the 8th most populous region in the Philippines and 2nd in Mindanao (after Davao Region) according to the 2015 National Statistics Office Census. The major urban area of Region X is Metro Cagayan de Oro which includes Cagayan de Oro and some municipalities and cities of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon.

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


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

Administrative divisions

The region is composed of five provinces: Bukidnon, the island province of Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental. It has 2 highly urbanized cities, Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, that are administered independently from any province. The provinces are further subdivided into seven component cities and 84 municipalities, with a total of 2,022 barangays. The regional center is Cagayan de Oro.


Northern Mindanao Wikipedia

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