Misamis Oriental

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Misamis Oriental
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities2
Municipalities23
Barangays [note]424
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 / km2 (735 / sq mi)
[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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 888,509. This represented 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 these figures, the population density is computed at 284 inhabitants per square kilometer or 735 inhabitants per square mile.

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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.

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Local government units

Misamis Oriental has 23 municipalities and 2 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 424. 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.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Alubijidmunicipality29,72426,6482.10%85.56 km2 (33.03 sq mi)347 / km2 (900 / sq mi)16
Balingasagmunicipality67,05965,8760.34%147.11 km2 (56.80 sq mi)456 / km2 (1,181 / sq mi)30
Balingoanmunicipality11,05110,1751.58%57.80 km2 (22.32 sq mi)191 / km2 (495 / sq mi)9
Binuanganmunicipality7,5156,7652.02%30.43 km2 (11.75 sq mi)247 / km2 (640 / sq mi)8
Claveriamunicipality48,90644,5441.79%579.63 km2 (223.80 sq mi)84 / km2 (219 / sq mi)24
El Salvadorcity (CC)50,20444,8482.17%106.15 km2 (40.98 sq mi)473 / km2 (1,225 / sq mi)15
Gingoogcity (CC)124,648117,9081.06%568.44 km2 (219.48 sq mi)219 / km2 (568 / sq mi)79
Gitagummunicipality16,37316,0980.32%43.40 km2 (16.76 sq mi)377 / km2 (977 / sq mi)11
Initaomunicipality32,37029,3311.89%111.27 km2 (42.96 sq mi)291 / km2 (753 / sq mi)16
Jasaanmunicipality54,47850,1211.60%77.02 km2 (29.74 sq mi)707 / km2 (1,832 / sq mi)15
Kinoguitanmunicipality14,39112,7612.32%42.56 km2 (16.43 sq mi)338 / km2 (876 / sq mi)15
Lagonglongmunicipality21,65919,3032.22%83.78 km2 (32.35 sq mi)259 / km2 (670 / sq mi)10
Laguindinganmunicipality24,40521,8222.15%44.23 km2 (17.08 sq mi)552 / km2 (1,429 / sq mi)11
Libertadmunicipality12,35411,5861.23%22.47 km2 (8.68 sq mi)550 / km2 (1,423 / sq mi)9
Lugaitmunicipality19,75818,6391.12%27.45 km2 (10.60 sq mi)720 / km2 (1,864 / sq mi)8
Magsaysaymunicipality34,60533,0470.88%143.14 km2 (55.27 sq mi)242 / km2 (626 / sq mi)25
Manticaomunicipality28,42226,7861.14%123.01 km2 (47.49 sq mi)231 / km2 (598 / sq mi)13
Medinamunicipality32,90731,1541.05%148.29 km2 (57.26 sq mi)222 / km2 (575 / sq mi)19
Naawanmunicipality21,21318,8952.23%88.50 km2 (34.17 sq mi)240 / km2 (621 / sq mi)10
Opolmunicipality61,50352,1083.21%175.13 km2 (67.62 sq mi)351 / km2 (910 / sq mi)14
Salaymunicipality28,70527,5910.76%92.79 km2 (35.83 sq mi)309 / km2 (801 / sq mi)18
Sugbongcogonmunicipality9,2268,7451.02%26.50 km2 (10.23 sq mi)348 / km2 (902 / sq mi)10
Tagoloanmunicipality73,15063,8502.62%117.73 km2 (45.46 sq mi)621 / km2 (1,609 / sq mi)10
Talisayanmunicipality24,50523,2890.97%140.33 km2 (54.18 sq mi)175 / km2 (452 / sq mi)18
Villanuevamunicipality39,37831,9664.05%48.80 km2 (18.84 sq mi)807 / km2 (2,090 / sq mi)11
Misamis Oriental Total888,509813,8561.69%3,131.52 km2 (1,209.09 sq mi)284 / km2 (735 / sq mi)424

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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
45,540
54,0521.09%
119,8134.06%
245,7797.65%
275,6241.01%
344,4372.20%
395,2702.80%
462,7203.20%
525,4531.28%
587,5512.11%
664,3382.67%
748,8851.67%
813,8563.07%
888,5091.68%

National roads

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

Primary Roads

  • Butuan City-Cagayan de Oro City-Iligan City Road

Secondary Roads

  • Gingoog-Claveria-Villanueva Road
  • Gingoog-Wharf Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Alubijid By-Pass Road
  • Amoros-Taytay By-Pass Road
  • Balingasag By-Pass Road
  • Dampil-Lagonglong By-Pass Road
  • Gitagum By-Pass Road
  • Jasaan By-Pass Road
  • Kimaya-Solana By-Pass Road
  • Kinoguitan By-Pass Road
  • Lagonglong By-Pass Road
  • Loguilo-Alubijid By-Pass Road
  • Looc-Salay By-Pass Road
  • Manticao By-Pass Road
  • Medina By-Pass Road
  • Tagoloan By-Pass Road
  • Talisayan By-Pass Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 888,509, ranked 30 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,209.09 square kilometers, ranked 46 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 284 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 26 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.69%, ranked 22 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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