Misamis Occidental

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Misamis Occidental
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
Cities3
Municipalities14
Barangays490
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea
Area (2007)2,055.22 km2 (793.52 sq mi)
Population (2015)602,126
Density (2015)293 / km2 (759 / sq mi)

Misamis Occidental is a province in the Philippines situated in the Northern Mindanao region occupying the northern-central section of Mindanao. Its capital is the City of Oroquieta.

The province has a land area of 2,055.22 square kilometers or 793.52 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 602,126. This represented 12.84% of the total population of the Northern Mindanao region, 2.49% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.60% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 293 inhabitants per square kilometer or 759 inhabitants per square mile.

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Misamis Occidental is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Bohol Sea, Iligan Bay, and Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte.

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Local government units

Misamis Occidental has 14 municipalities and 3 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 490.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Aloranmunicipality27,62526,6300.70%118.06 km2 (45.58 sq mi)234 / km2 (606 / sq mi)38
Baliangaomunicipality17,09216,1551.08%81.72 km2 (31.55 sq mi)209 / km2 (542 / sq mi)15
Bonifaciomunicipality32,34530,9040.87%155.02 km2 (59.85 sq mi)209 / km2 (540 / sq mi)28
Calambamunicipality21,67621,0050.60%104.64 km2 (40.40 sq mi)207 / km2 (537 / sq mi)19
Clarinmunicipality37,54835,5731.03%84.50 km2 (32.63 sq mi)444 / km2 (1,151 / sq mi)29
Concepcionmunicipality10,9377,4107.69%61.60 km2 (23.78 sq mi)178 / km2 (460 / sq mi)18
Don Victoriano Chiongbianmunicipality10,1839,7740.78%284.60 km2 (109.88 sq mi)36 / km2 (93 / sq mi)11
Jimenezmunicipality27,65425,2341.76%81.43 km2 (31.44 sq mi)340 / km2 (880 / sq mi)24
Lopez Jaenamunicipality25,05523,7671.01%94.70 km2 (36.56 sq mi)265 / km2 (685 / sq mi)28
Oroquietacity (CC), capital70,75768,9450.50%237.88 km2 (91.85 sq mi)297 / km2 (770 / sq mi)47
Ozamizcity (CC)141,828131,5271.45%169.95 km2 (65.62 sq mi)835 / km2 (2,161 / sq mi)51
Panaonmunicipality10,20910,1760.06%46.80 km2 (18.07 sq mi)218 / km2 (565 / sq mi)16
Plaridelmunicipality38,90035,2511.89%80.00 km2 (30.89 sq mi)486 / km2 (1,259 / sq mi)33
Sapang Dalagamunicipality19,98319,4310.53%93.93 km2 (36.27 sq mi)213 / km2 (551 / sq mi)28
Sinacabanmunicipality18,39118,597-0.21%99.09 km2 (38.26 sq mi)186 / km2 (481 / sq mi)17
Tangubcity (CC)63,01159,8920.97%162.78 km2 (62.85 sq mi)387 / km2 (1,003 / sq mi)55
Tudelamunicipality28,93227,3711.06%98.52 km2 (38.04 sq mi)294 / km2 (761 / sq mi)33
Misamis Occidental Total602,126567,6421.13%2,055.22 km2 (793.52 sq mi)293 / km2 (759 / sq mi)490

Historical population

The population of Misamis Occidental grew from 248,371 in 1960 to 602,126 in 2015, an increase of 353,755 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.13%, or an increase of 34,484 people, from the previous population of 567,642 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
45,370
81,0153.73%
210,0574.88%
207,575-0.12%
248,3711.59%
319,8552.51%
356,3192.19%
386,3281.63%
424,3650.94%
458,9651.48%
486,7231.27%
531,6801.23%
567,6422.41%
602,1261.13%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Misamis Occidental as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Oroquieta City-Plaridel-Calamba-Sapang Dalaga Road
  • Ozamis City-Oroquieta City Road
  • Ozamis-Oroquieta Road
  • Ozamis-Pagadian Road

Secondary Roads

  • Calamba-Baliangao Road
  • Gango-Airport Road
  • Oroquieta City-Calamba Mt Road
  • Ozamis Port Road (Dual)
  • Ozamis Port Road
  • Ozamis-Cotta Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Aloran Old Route
  • Bagacay Cadre Road
  • Bonifacio-Don Victoriano Road
  • Clarin Old Route
  • Jimenez Old Route
  • Jimenez Port Road
  • Labuyo-Tangub-Silaya Road
  • Oroquieta-Langcangan Road
  • Ozamis By-Pass Road
  • Plaridel Old Route
  • Tan Avenue
  • Tangub-Polao By-Pass Road
  • Tangub-Polao Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 602,126, ranked 47 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 793.52 square kilometers, ranked 63 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 293 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 22 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.13%, ranked 58 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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