Misamis Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the northeastern
part of Zamboanga Peninsula. It borders Zamboanga Del Norte and Zamboanga Del Sur
on the west. It is bounded on the east by Iligan Bay and on the north by Bohol Sea.
The majestic Mt. Malindong with its height of 2,425 meters is found near the province's border with Zamboanga del Sur.
Around it are smaller mountains. The coastal areas have flat land especially in the north. There is no dry season in this
province. Maximum rainfall is very pronounced from November to January.
Economic Profile, Products, and Industries
Misamis Occidental Provincial Capitol
The province has one of the highest poverty incidence in the country. It stood at 56.3%, way above the
national average of 32.9% for that year.
Farming and fishing are the main source of employment. Agricultural production in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Misamis Occidental in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
A total of 38 banks were operating in the province inj 2007 with total deposits of 6.8 billion pesos.
Misamis Occidental has a good climate for the production of high value commercial crops such as
fruits and vegetables, cacao, coffee, herbal and ornamental plants, bamboo and industrial tree plantations. A modern
cold storage terminal should be put up. Other businesses that can be put up in the province are tourism facilities, commercial
complexes, industrial estates, and light manufacturing.
See List of Misamis Oriental Cities and Municipalities
Places of Interest/ tourist spots in Misamis Occidental
- Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park in Sinacaban town - located in a 200-hectare area, it has a Dolphin Island, areas for diving and kayaking.
- Pipe Organ in Ozamis City
- Fort Santiago - also in Ozamis City
- Lake Duminagat near Jimenez town
- Balangao Wetland Park - marine protected area
- San Juan De Bautista Church - declared as a National Cultural Treasure, located in Jimenez town
Capitol photo credit to pinoyprogress.com
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