Misamis Oriental is one of the five provinces of Northern Mindanao, Philippines. Its strategic location, numerous factories and large international seaports make it the regional business center.
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Raw materials from within and surrounding provinces are processed here, and delivered to the rest of the country and abroad. Universities and technical schools in Cagayan de Oro supply manpower. Large real estate developers, such as A Brown Company, Pueblo de Oro and Ayala Land, provide housing to a growing population. Hospitals compete to offer the latest health technologies. The renovation of the Emmanuel Pelaez Sports Center, and the presence of numerous beach and spring resorts help make Misamis Oriental a convenient and exciting place to live in.
Capital: Cagayan de Oro, a charted city, i.e., having an administration separate from that of Misamis Oriental, but has a wide economic influence on the province and the rest of the region.
Location: Between eight degrees, twenty eight minutes, thirty eight seconds, five hundred sixteen latitude (8º28’38”516 Lat.) and one hundred forty two degrees, thirty eight minutes, thirty five seconds, two hundred thirty five longitude (142º38’35”235 Long.). Bounded on the north by Macajalar Bay, on the west by Iligan Bay, on the east by Agusan del Norte and Gingoog Bay, and on the south and southwest by the provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte.
Land area: 316,730 hectares.
Political division: Has three cities-- Cagayan de Oro, Gingoog and El Salvador -- and 23 municipalities.