The City of Golden Friendship
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City CAGAYAN DE ORO
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Island Grouping Mindanao
Region Region X
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The City of Cagayan de Oro (abbreviated C.D.O. or C. de O. ; Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Cagayan de Oro) is the trade and services center of Mindanao & the premier city of Northern Mindanao. It is the capital of the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines and the regional center for Northern Mindanao (Region X). According to the 2000 census, it has an estimated population of 461,877 people in 200,000 households.

People from Cagayan de Oro are warm and hospitable giving it the name the City of Golden Friendship.

Cagayan de Oro is base to multinational companies such as Del Monte Philippines. Pineapples in nearby Bukidnon Province are transported to their Processing Plant in Barangay Bugo and shipped to the entire Philippines, Asia and the Pacific.

Cagayan de Oro City is the center of education in Northern Mindanao. The city is the site of large state-run educational institutions and universities.

Current Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City is Vicente Y. Emano and current Vice-mayor is Michelle Tagarda-Spiers.

GEOGRAPHY

It is located at 8'°29'N, 124'°39'E, in Mindanao. It is bordered by the province of Bukidnon to the east and south and by the municipality of Manticao, Misamis Oriental to the west. On the north lies Macajalar Bay in the Bohol Sea. The Cagayan River divides the city in the middle. The river is crossed by four bridges in the city. The city is surrounded by municipalites. It is located in the province of Misamis Oriental and Region X. Cagayan de Oro is outside the typhoon belt, but it is affected by the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone. The city is bordered by Opol, Tagoloan, and Bukidnon.

ACCESSIBILITY

Cagayan de Oro, as the gateway to Northern Mindanao, is very accessible. From Manila, it is an hour and twenty-five minutes away by plane and from Cebu it is an hour and ten minutes. The Lumbia Airport caters daily flights to and from Manila and Cebu. Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao will soon have the Laguindingan International Airport that will cater international flights to South Korea and other parts of the world. By sea, there are regular trips to Manila, Cebu, Tagbilaran, Bacolod, Dumaguete, and Iloilo. By land, there are regular bus trips to Gingoog, Davao, Butuan and Surigao in the CARAGA Region, Valencia and Malaybalay in Bukidnon, Iligan, Ozamiz, and other parts of Mindanao.

LOCATION

It is located at 8'°29N, 124'°39?E, in the province of Misamis Oriental and Region X, Mindanao. It is bordered by the province of Bukidnon to the east and south and by the municipality of Manticao, Misamis Oriental to the west. On the north lies Macajalar Bay in the Bohol Sea. The Cagayan River divides the city in the middle. The river is crossed by four bridges in the city.. The city is bordered by Opol, Tagoloan, and Bukidnon.

LAND AREA

488.09 km²

CLIMATE

Cagayan de Oro is outside the typhoon belt, but it is affected by the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone.

POPULATION

461,877

LANGUAGE

Cebuano or Bisaya is the city's main language. Most residents of Cagayan de Oro can also converse in Filipino and English.

CURRENCY

Philippine Peso (Php) in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1 in pesos and. 25, 10, 5 and 1 in centavos.

ECONOMY

The City of Cagayan de Oro (abbreviated C.D.O. or C. de O. ; Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Cagayan de Oro) is the trade and services center of Mindanao & the premier city of Northern Mindanao. It is the capital of the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines and the regional center for Northern Mindanao (Region X).

Cagayan de Oro is base to multinational companies such as Del Monte Philippines. Pineapples in nearby Bukidnon Province are transported to their Processing Plant in Barangay Bugo and shipped to the entire Philippines, Asia and the Pacific.

Cagayan de Oro City is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The number of malls, department stores, and supermarkets have increased in the city since the year 2000. Among the biggest malls in the city is Limketkai Center. It was established more than a decade ago. It has recently been renovated and it houses Plaza Fair and the department store section of Robinsons Cagayan de Oro. Gaisano City Mall is also noted in the city as a multi-level mall with two big buildings connected by a sky bridge. SM City at the Pueblo Business Park and the Robinsons Mall at the Limketkai Center are now serving Cagayan de Oro and the region as well and these have greatly contributed to making the city as the "shopping capital" of the region.

HEROES

Datu Salangsang, their leader, led the Bukidnons to transfer to the hills of Huluga and fought against Spanish rule.

Through the efforts of Congressman Emmanuel Pelaez, the town of Cagayan de Misamis became a city on June 15, 1950 and its name changed to Cagayan de Oro.

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Date  Title  Action
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16 Oct 2010  Education in the Region  View
04 Oct 2010  LIST OF STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN NCR  View
23 Sep 2010  DIRECTORY: Domestic Suppliers of Processed Food  View
05 Aug 2010  Opprtunities for Investments in Region X  View
29 Mar 2008  Cagayan de Oro: CITY OF GOLDEN FRIENDSHIP  View
27 Mar 2008  History of Cagayan de Oro  View
21 Oct 2007  General Information on Region X  View
07 Oct 2007  Domestic Suppliers of CDO Products  View
03 Oct 2007  Guide to Banana Producers  View
02 Oct 2007  Guide to Mango Processors & Exporters  View
08 Aug 2007  Major products  View
08 Aug 2007  Museums  View
08 Aug 2007  Tourist Attractions  View
08 Aug 2007  Universities  View
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20 Apr 2008  SB Corp posts 46% hike in 2007 income  View
07 Apr 2008  SM City Cagayan de Oro wants upscale brands from Metro Manila to draw more shoppers  View
05 Jan 2008  Work on P5-b Laguindingan airport starts  View
18 Nov 2007  After Subic, Hanjin building bigger shipyard in Mindanao  View
15 Oct 2007  Chiong & Paras to be recognized an Inspiring CDO Entrepreneur  View
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