Gingoog is a 2nd class coastal and component city of Misamis Oriental Province in Northern Mindanao Region or Region 10, Philippines.
Profile of Gingoog City (Geography)
Location –> Eastern part of Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao, Southern Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Magsaysay (east), Claveria (south), and Medina (west)
Area –> 568.44 km2 (219.48 sq mi)
Population –> 124,648 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 79
Revenue (2016) –> 766,410,433.59
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plains and river valleys
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, coconut, corn, fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Subanon, Binukid, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Congressman –> Christian Unabia
Mayor –> Erick Generales Cañosa
Vice Mayor –> Peter “Sr. Pedro” M. Unabia
History of Gingoog
The name Gingoog is believed to have been derived from the Lumad term “Hingoog” which means “Good Luck”. It was established as a missionary outpost in 1750. On June 18, 1960, it was converted to a city by virtue of Republic Act no. 2668.
Read the history of Gingoog in Tagalog here.
Economy, Business and Investment in Gingoog
Gingoog is an agricultural area. Majority of the people are engaged in farming and fishing. Rice and corn are the chief farm products.
At the city center, commercial, educational and financial establishments are found.
Tourist Spots in Gingoog
Mount Balatukan Natural Park
Tatak Gingoog Park
Pangasihan Bird Sanctuary
Santa Rita de Cascia Parish Church
Promenade by the Bay
Festival in Gingoog
Lubi-lubi (coconut) Festival
Map of Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental Province