Misamis Oriental, Philippines

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Land area: Misamis Oriental occupies 3,570.01 sq. km. Claveria, the only landlocked municipality, is the largest and Binuangan is the smallest.

DISTRICT 1 sq. km DISTRICT 2 sq. km
Balingasag 123.70 Claveria 894.90
Lagonglong 56.00 Jasaan 87.20
Salay 64.80 Villanueva 48.80
Binuangan 30.00 Tagoloan 87.20
Sugbongcogon 23.10 Opol 150.00
Kinoguitan 22.10 El Salvador City 136.70
Balingoan 57.80 Alubijid 63.00
Talisayan 137.80 Laguindingan 39.40
Medina 126.10 Gitagum 37.50
Gingoog City 404.60 Libertad 37.50
Magsaysay 181.00 Initao 116.50
  Naawan 88.50
  Manticao 112.60
  Lugait 22.50
Department of Interior and Local Government, Aug. 1999

Cagayan de Oro City is a chartered city of two districts and occupies 488.86 sq. km.

Department of Interior and Local Government, Aug. 1999
Topography. Generally rugged, with 70 percent mountains and hills. The rest are coastal plains and valleys traversed by brooks and rivers that provide adequate underground water.

On the eastern portion of the province are two inactive volcanoes -- Mt. Balatucan, which at 2,560 meters, is the highest peak; and Mt. Lumot.

Soil. Dominantly clay, alluvium, shale, sandstone, coralline and limestone.

Climate. Relatively stable, since the province is outside the typhoon belt and earthquake faults. January is coldest; August, hottest. Dry season is November to April; wet season is May to October. Average temperature is 27 Celsius.

Land use. Forest land occupies 47 percent of land area, alienable and disposable lands 53 percent. In 1996, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-10) reported forest land occupied only 62.43 square kilometers.


Cagayan de Oro

Topography. Mainly flat coastal plain along Macajalar Bay. Highland areas are separated by steeply inclined slopes. Lowland is dominantly flat; elevation is not more than 10 meters above sea level. The highlands, consisting of plateaus, terraces, hills, mountains, canyons and gorges bound the city in the south from east to west.

Soil. Clay is abundant especially in Bulua, where a pottery industry is flourishing. Sand, loam to clay loam are also present.

Main information from Department of Trade and Industry-Misamis Oriental.