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The City of Ormoc is a 1st class city in the province of Leyte, Philippines. The city got its name from ogmok, an old Visayan term for lowland or depressed plain. It is the first non-provincial city of the Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 154,297 people in 31,542 households. Ormoc is the economic, cultural, commercial and transportation hub of western Leyte.
Ormoc City is an independent component city, not subject to regulation from the Provincial Government of Leyte. It is politically divided into 110 barangays.Location
Ormoc City is about 125 kms. from Tacloban City, the capital city of the Province of Leyte. Leyte is bounded on the north by Carigara Bay, on the east by the San Juanico Strait and Leyte Gulf, on the west by the Visayan Sea and Ormoc Sea, and on the south by Southern Leyte.Population
The city has a total population of 154, 297 with a population density of 315/km². Climate
Heavy rains occur between November and February while March to April and August to September are the driest months.Economy
Ormoc City's economic base is a good mix of agriculture, aquaculture, power industries, tourism, and commercial services. It enjoys economic growth because it supplies the whole country of its power needs due to the abundant geothermal power resources in Tongonan. Ormoc is also the gateway to the Leyte Industrial Development Estate in the nearby town of Isabel, home of the Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Plant, the largest fertilizer factory in Asia, and the Philippine Associated Smelter and Refining Company, the country's biggest copper processing plant, among other industries.
Land, sea and air transport are available year-round. TV and radio networks broadcasting from Cebu reach the city. Internet connection are served by local and national ISPs.
Ormoc City is a consistent winner of the Cleanest and Greenest City program of the DILG from 1995 to the present. The Asian Institute of Management's study titled The Philippine Cities Competitiveness Ranking Project 2005 ranked the city first in 'infrastructure' and tenth in 'dynamism of local economy' among small cities of the Philippines. The city also garnered the 2005 Most Business-Friendly City award in the Visayas by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.