Misamis Oriental

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Misamis Oriental
Island groupMindanao
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
CapitalCagayan de Oro
Total local government units
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities2
Municipalities23
Barangays [note]504
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea
Area (2007) [note]3,131.52 km2
(1,209.09 sq. mi)
Population (2015) [note]888,509
Density (2015) [note]284 per km2
(735 per sq. mi)
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[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Misamis Oriental is a province in the Philippines situated in the Northern Mindanao region occupying the northern-central section of Mindanao.

The province has a land area of 3,131.52 square kilometers or 1,209.09 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 888,509 representing 18.95% of the total population of the Northern Mindanao region, 3.68% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.88% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 284 inhabitants per square kilometer or 735 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Misamis Oriental is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Iligan Bay, Bohol Sea, Macajalar Bay, Gingoog Bay, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon, and Lanao del Norte.

Local government units

Misamis Oriental has 23 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 504. The City of Cagayan de Oro serves as the provincial capital, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Alubijidmun29,724
(3.35%)
26,6482.10%85.56 km2
(33.03 sq mi)
347 per km2
(900 per sq mi)
16
Balingasagmun67,059
(7.55%)
65,8760.34%147.11 km2
(56.80 sq mi)
456 per km2
(1,181 per sq mi)
30
Balingoanmun11,051
(1.24%)
10,1751.58%57.80 km2
(22.32 sq mi)
191 per km2
(495 per sq mi)
9
Binuanganmun7,515
(0.85%)
6,7652.02%30.43 km2
(11.75 sq mi)
247 per km2
(640 per sq mi)
8
Cagayan de Orocity (HUC), capital, regional center675,950
(–)
602,0882.23%412.80 km2
(159.38 sq mi)
1,637 per km2
(4,241 per sq mi)
80
Claveriamun48,906
(5.50%)
44,5441.79%579.63 km2
(223.80 sq mi)
84 per km2
(219 per sq mi)
24
El Salvadorcity (CC)50,204
(5.65%)
44,8482.17%106.15 km2
(40.98 sq mi)
473 per km2
(1,225 per sq mi)
15
Gingoogcity (CC)124,648
(14.03%)
117,9081.06%568.44 km2
(219.48 sq mi)
219 per km2
(568 per sq mi)
79
Gitagummun16,373
(1.84%)
16,0980.32%43.40 km2
(16.76 sq mi)
377 per km2
(977 per sq mi)
11
Initaomun32,370
(3.64%)
29,3311.89%111.27 km2
(42.96 sq mi)
291 per km2
(753 per sq mi)
16
Jasaanmun54,478
(6.13%)
50,1211.60%77.02 km2
(29.74 sq mi)
707 per km2
(1,832 per sq mi)
15
Kinoguitanmun14,391
(1.62%)
12,7612.32%42.56 km2
(16.43 sq mi)
338 per km2
(876 per sq mi)
15
Lagonglongmun21,659
(2.44%)
19,3032.22%83.78 km2
(32.35 sq mi)
259 per km2
(670 per sq mi)
10
Laguindinganmun24,405
(2.75%)
21,8222.15%44.23 km2
(17.08 sq mi)
552 per km2
(1,429 per sq mi)
11
Libertadmun12,354
(1.39%)
11,5861.23%22.47 km2
(8.68 sq mi)
550 per km2
(1,423 per sq mi)
9
Lugaitmun19,758
(2.22%)
18,6391.12%27.45 km2
(10.60 sq mi)
720 per km2
(1,864 per sq mi)
8
Magsaysaymun34,605
(3.89%)
33,0470.88%143.14 km2
(55.27 sq mi)
242 per km2
(626 per sq mi)
25
Manticaomun28,422
(3.20%)
26,7861.14%123.01 km2
(47.49 sq mi)
231 per km2
(598 per sq mi)
13
Medinamun32,907
(3.70%)
31,1541.05%148.29 km2
(57.26 sq mi)
222 per km2
(575 per sq mi)
19
Naawanmun21,213
(2.39%)
18,8952.23%88.50 km2
(34.17 sq mi)
240 per km2
(621 per sq mi)
10
Opolmun61,503
(6.92%)
52,1083.21%175.13 km2
(67.62 sq mi)
351 per km2
(910 per sq mi)
14
Salaymun28,705
(3.23%)
27,5910.76%92.79 km2
(35.83 sq mi)
309 per km2
(801 per sq mi)
18
Sugbongcogonmun9,226
(1.04%)
8,7451.02%26.50 km2
(10.23 sq mi)
348 per km2
(902 per sq mi)
10
Tagoloanmun73,150
(8.23%)
63,8502.62%117.73 km2
(45.46 sq mi)
621 per km2
(1,609 per sq mi)
10
Talisayanmun24,505
(2.76%)
23,2890.97%140.33 km2
(54.18 sq mi)
175 per km2
(452 per sq mi)
18
Villanuevamun39,378
(4.43%)
31,9664.05%48.80 km2
(18.84 sq mi)
807 per km2
(2,090 per sq mi)
11
Misamis Oriental Total [1]888,509813,8561.69%3,131.52 km2
(1,209.09 sq mi)
284 per km2
(735 per sq mi)
504
  1. [1]Totals exclude the highly urbanized city of Cagayan de Oro
Historical population

The population of Misamis Oriental grew from 275,624 in 1960 to 888,509 in 2015, an increase of 612,885 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.68%, or an increase of 74,653 people, from the previous population of 813,856 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 245,540
1918 Dec 3154,0521.09%
1939 Jan 1119,8134.06%
1948 Oct 1245,7797.65%
1960 Feb 15275,6241.01%
1970 May 6344,4372.20%
1975 May 1395,2702.80%
1980 May 1462,7203.20%
1990 May 1525,4531.28%
1995 Sep 1587,5512.11%
2000 May 1664,3382.67%
2007 Aug 1748,8851.67%
2010 May 1813,8563.07%
2015 Aug 1888,5091.68%

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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