Interesting District Facts

CITY PROFILE

Location

Iligan City is situated in Northern Mindanao (Region 10). Approximately 800 kilometers southeast of Manila.

Date created

June 16, 1950 under R.A. 525

Land area

81,337 hectares (813.37 sq. km.)

Climate

Short dry season (for one to three months). Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year.

Population

308,046(Aug.2007 NSO Census)

No. of barangays

44

Religion

Predominantly Roman Catholic

Major dialect

Cebuano

Cultural minority

minority Higaonons, Maranao, Kolibugan

City classification

Highly urbanized

Industries

11 Major Industries

Banks

24 (4 public; 20 private)

Tourism

23, waterfalls, 8 springs, 15 caves

School

181 schools (106 public; 75 private; 17 madrasah) including vocational and technical schools

Literacy rate

94.71

Health facilities

5 hospitals (4 private; 1 public), 49 Brgy. Health centers, 1 Main Health Center

Seaports

1 public port; 9 private & 2 fishing ports

Power

3 hydro-electric power plants

Communication

* 4 Digital Telephone Systems
* 2 Wireless Telephone Systems (Smart Comm. Inc. & Globe)
* 2 Cable Stations
* 1 TV Station
* 8 Radio Stations
* Messengerial Agencies / Cargo Forwarders
* 1 Post Office
* 4 newspaper publications
* 4 Internet Service Companies (Iligan Global Access Network, MARANET, Weblink & Philweb) & other private internet cafes located within the city

Transport

Land – 2 Bus companies
Sea – 4 shipping lines