Northern Mindanao

Northern Mindanao
Northern Mindanao
—  Region  —
Map of the Philippines showing the location of Northern Mindanao
Country Philippines
Island group Mindanao
Regional center Cagayan de Oro City
 - Governor Oscar Serina Moreno
 - Total 20,132 km2 (7,773 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 3,952,437
 - Density 196.3/km2 (508.5/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Provinces 5
Cities 7
Municipalities 84
Barangays 2,022
Cong. districts 11
Languages Cebuano, Manobo, Maranao and others.
Website [1]

Designated as Region X of the Philippines, Northern Mindanao (Filipino: Hilagang Mindanao) is composed of five provinces 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 City, where the national government's regional offices and other big establishments are located. Lanao del Norte was transferred to Northern Mindanao from Region XII (then called Central Mindanao) by virtue of Executive Order No. 36.


Cultural groups

Majority of the region's inhabitants are migrants from Cebu and Bohol. There are also inhabitants of Waray, Tagalog and Maranao descent.


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.

Land use

Northern Mindanao has a total land area of 14,032.93 km² of which 6,571 km² is alienable and disposable lands, and the remaining 7,461.99 km².

Natural resources

More than 60% of Northern Mindanao's total land area are classified as forest land. Its seas abound with fish and other marine products.


City of Cagayan de Oro, Northern Mindanao's financial center.

The economy of Northern Mindanao is the largest regional economy in the island of Mindanao.[1] The economy in Northern Mindanao is mainly agricultural. But there is also a booming growth of industries particularly in Cagayan de Oro City and in Iligan City. The famous Del Monte Philippines located in the Province of Bukidnon and its processing plant is located in Cagayan de Oro City, which shipped to the entire Philippines and Asia-Pacific region. The Agus-IV to VII Hydroelectric Plants in Iligan City and Baloi, Lanao del Norte supplies most of its electrical power in Mindanao.

Political divisions

Political map of Northern Mindanao region.
Seal Province/City Capital Population
Pop. density
(per km²)
Bukidnon Malaybalay City 1,060,265 8,293.8 127.8
Camiguin Mambajao 74,232 229.8 323.0
Lanao del Norte Iligan City 473,062 2,278.6 207.6
Ph seal misamis occidental.png Misamis Occidental Oroquieta City 486,723 1,939.3 251.0
Misamis Oriental Cagayan de Oro City 664,338 3,081.1 215.6
Cagayan de Oro City¹ 461,877 488.86 944.8
Iligan City¹ 308,046 813.37 479.5

¹ Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City are highly-urbanized cities; figures are excluded from Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Norte respectively.



Misamis Occidental

Misamis Oriental

See also


  1. ^ Pelone, Ruel V. (7 February 2010). "Region 10: Mindanao's dominant regional economy". Cagayan de Oro City: Business Week Mindanao. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 

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