Gingoog City History, Tourist spots, Festival

Gingoog is a 2nd class coastal and component city of Misamis Oriental Province in Northern Mindanao Region or Region 10, Philippines.

Gingoog City
Gingoog City (Credit: Facebook Page)

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
Government Officials
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

Kalagonoy Falls

Kalagonoy Falls
Kalagonoy Falls (Credit: screenshot from youtube video)

Tiklas Falls
Mount Balatukan Natural Park
Rizal Park
Tatak Gingoog Park
Pangasihan Bird Sanctuary
Santa Rita de Cascia Parish Church
Promenade by the Bay

Festival in Gingoog

Kaliga Festival
Lubi-lubi (coconut) Festival

Map of Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental Province

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Yevgeny Vicente Emano

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