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Cagayan de Oro

Coordinates: 8°29′N 124°39′E / 8.48°N 124.65°E / 8.48; 124.65
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Cagayan de Oro
City of Cagayan de Oro
Skyline of Cagayan de Oro
Skyline of Cagayan de Oro
Flag of Cagayan de Oro
Official seal of Cagayan de Oro
Etymology: Cagayan de Misamis
  • City of Golden Friendship[1]
  • Whitewater Rafting Capital of the Philippines[2]
  • City of Gold[3]
Anthem: "Cagayan de Oro March"
Coordinates: 8°29′N 124°39′E / 8.48°N 124.65°E / 8.48; 124.65
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceMisamis Oriental (geographically only)
District1st and 2nd districts
Settlement re-established1626
CityhoodJune 15, 1950
Highly urbanized cityNovember 22, 1983
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorRolando A. Uy (NUP)
 • Vice MayorJocelyn B. Rodriguez (CDP)
 • Representatives
 • City412.80 km2 (159.38 sq mi)
428 m (1,404 ft)
Highest elevation
2,892 m (9,488 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 (2020 census)
 • City728,402
 • Rank10th
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Households
Demonym(s)Cagayanons; Kagay-anons
 • Gross domestic product₱239,252 million (2021)[6]
$4,749 million (2021)[7]
 • Income class1st city income class
 • Revenue₱4,239,453,936.00 (2020)
 • Assets₱11,848,072,732.00 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱3,854,871,400.00 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱3,244,265,210.00 (2020)
Service provider
 • WaterCagayan de Oro Water District (COWD)
Time zoneUTC+08:00 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)88
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesCebuano, Tagalog, English
AbbreviationsCdeO, CDO, CDOC, Cag. de Oro

Cagayan de Oro (CDO), officially the City of Cagayan de Oro (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro; Filipino: Lungsod ng Cagayan de Oro), is a large city in the Northern Mindanao region of the Philippines. It is the capital of the Misamis Oriental province. In the 2020 census, 728,402 people lived in the city. Cagayan de Oro is also the center of business in Northern Mindanao. It is part of the Metropolitan Cagayan de Oro area. This area includes the city of El Salvador, the towns of Opol, Alubijid, Laguindingan, Gitagum, Lugait, Naawan, Initao, Libertad and Manticao at the western side, It also includes the towns of Tagoloan, Villanueva, Jasaan, Claveria and Balingasag at the eastern side.

Cagayan de Oro is on the north central coast of Mindanao island. It faces Macajalar Bay. The city is bordered by the municipalities of Opol to the west, Tagoloan to the east, and the provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte to the south of the city. According to the 2020 census, the city was the 10th most populous city in the Philippines.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cagayan de Oro: The City with Golden Opportunities". Philippine Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on August 1, 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  2. "Whitewater Rafting Adventure". City Government of Cagayan de Oro. Archived from the original on August 5, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  3. Daily, Mindanao Goldstar (January 10, 2019). "Brightest prospects for the 'City of Gold'". Mindanao Gold Star Daily. Archived from the original on April 15, 2019. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  4. "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  5. "All Provinces and HUCs in Northern Mindanao Post Growths in 2021 with City of Cagayan de Oro Contributing the Most to the Growth of the Region". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 2023-01-18.
  6. "PH₱50.384 per dollar (per International Monetary Fund on Representative Exchange Rates for Selected Currencies for December 2021)". IMF. Retrieved 2023-01-18.
  7. Census of Population (2015). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.{{cite encyclopedia}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)