Northern Mindanao (Region X)

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Northern Mindanao
Typeregion
Island groupMindanao
Provinces5
Cities9
Municipalities84
Barangays2,022
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea, Celebes Sea
Population (2015)4,689,302

Northern Mindanao, officially designated as Region X, is an administrative region in the Philippines occupying the northern-central section of Mindanao. It covers 5 provinces, namely, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental, as well as 2 highly urbanized cities. The regional center is the City of Cagayan de Oro.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 4,689,302. This represented 19.43% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 4.64% of the entire population of the Philippines.

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Northern Mindanao is bordered, clockwise from the North, by the Bohol Sea, Iligan Bay, Macajalar Bay, Gingoog Bay, Caraga, Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Illana Bay, Pagadian Bay, and the Zamboanga Peninsula.

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Map of Northern MindanaoMap of Northern Mindanao highlighting its regional center, component provinces and their capitals, and nearby major citiesBukidnonCamiguinLanao del NorteMisamis OccidentalMisamis OrientalCagayan de Oro, a highly urbanized city and the regional centerIligan, a highly urbanized city

Local government units

Northern Mindanao has 5 provinces, 84 municipalities, and 9 cities (2 of which are highly urbanized cities administered independently from any province). The total number of barangays in the region is 2,022.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)City countMun countBrgy count
Bukidnonprovince1,415,2261,299,1921.64%10,498.59 km2 (4,053.53 sq mi)135 / km2 (349 / sq mi)220464
Camiguinprovince88,47883,8071.04%237.95 km2 (91.87 sq mi)372 / km2 (963 / sq mi)0558
Lanao del Norteprovince676,395607,9172.05%4,159.94 km2 (1,606.16 sq mi)163 / km2 (421 / sq mi)022462
Iligancity (HUC)342,618322,8211.14%813.37 km2 (314.04 sq mi)421 / km2 (1,091 / sq mi)44
Misamis Occidentalprovince602,126567,6421.13%2,055.22 km2 (793.52 sq mi)293 / km2 (759 / sq mi)314490
Misamis Orientalprovince888,509813,8561.69%3,544.32 km2 (1,368.47 sq mi)251 / km2 (649 / sq mi)223424
Cagayan de Orocity (HUC), capital, regional center675,950602,0882.23%412.80 km2 (159.38 sq mi)1,637 / km2 (4,241 / sq mi)80
Northern Mindanao Total4,689,3024,297,3231.68%no datano data9842,022

Historical population

The population of Northern Mindanao grew from 1,101,957 in 1960 to 4,689,302 in 2015, an increase of 3,587,345 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.68%, or an increase of 391,979 people, from the previous population of 4,297,323 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
162,036
273,4153.36%
580,8573.84%
772,3222.97%
1,101,9573.17%
1,611,2283.79%
1,883,4083.18%
2,226,1693.40%
2,811,6462.36%
3,197,0592.44%
3,505,7082.00%
3,952,4371.67%
4,297,3233.09%
4,689,3021.68%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 4,689,302, ranked 9 out of 17
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.68%, ranked 6 out of 17

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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