Iligan City occupies a large swathe of hilly and mountainous area on the eastern coast of
Lanao Del Norte
facing Iligan Bay. Its neighboring towns include Lugait of Misamis Oriental
in the northeast, Baloi, Linamon, and Tagoloan in the south, and Kauswagan in the west. Its land area of 813.4 square
kilometers is the 2nd largest in Northern Mindanao Region.
Only Malaybalay City of Bukidnon is larger. The city is home
to several waterfalls, the most famous among them is Maria Cristina with its majestic 320-meter waterfalls.
Majority of the population speak Cebuano although English and Tagalog are widely used. Roman Catholics outnumber the members
of other religious groups. Every September 29, the city celebrates Senor San Miguel Festival to honor its patron saint, St. Michael the
Archangel. The celebration includes a moro-moro - a colorful religious play depicting the battle between the Archangel
Classified as a highly urbanized city, Iligan is accessible by land, air and sea. Along with Cagayan de Oro City
in Misamis oriental Province, Iligan city is a major component of the so-called Northern Mindanao economic corridor which is
one of the fastest growing region in the country. Being the home of numerous large manufacturing plants, this city has become
the foremost industrial center of Mindanao Island. Among the heavy industries operating in the city are iron and steel, chemicals,
cement, and flour mills.
As a way to diversify the local economy, the city government is promoting small and medium enterprises such as
products made of abaca, seaweed and food processing. The city is famous for Pinakurat vinegar which comes in different
flavors such as sweet or spicy.
- Iligan City Golf and Country Club
Places of Interest / Tourist Attractions in Iligan City
- Maria Cristina Falls
- Tinago Falls
- Mimbalut Falls
- Santa Filomena beaches
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