About Iligan City
Photo: Julius Vacalares
|Aerial shot of Iligan City|
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Iligan City is located on the northwest coast of Mindanao facing Iligan Bay, about 795 km southeast of Manila. It is bounded by Iligan Bay and the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental.
Iligan City has a limited flat land along the coastline and the topography is rolling and mountainous in the hinterlands.
The city encompasses a total land area of 775.76 sq. km., of which 57.5 percent are used for agriculture, 29.9 percent are vegetated with forest, 4.96 are for industrial and commercial use while 7.64 percent for land use. It has a Type C climate, characterized by a three-month dry season and a rainfall average of 109 mm per month. It is located outside the typhoon belt and is relatively free from earthquakes and floods. Soil type is mostly clay and sandy loam.
Iligan City has a total population of 273,004 as of the 1995 census (1998 projection -303,211), of which 31 percent reside within the urban center. The male to female ratio is almost equal -- 50.13 percent male and 48.87 percent female.
Photo: Robert Booc
|Fruit lovers, you'll love it here.|
Iligan at a Glance
|Land Area||81,337 hectares|
|Soil Type||Bolinao clay and Isabela sandy loam|
|Climate||Type C with short dry season for three months; rainfall evenly distributed throughout the year. The city enjoys good and steady weather condition being outside the typhoon belt.|
303,211 (1998 projection)
|Number of Barangays||44|
|City Classification||Highly Urbanized|
|Annual Economic Growth Rate||10.7%|
|1998 City Government's Total Revenue||P622.4 million|
|Employment Rate||83.5 %|
|Health Facilities||8 Hospitals (7 private, 1 public), 42 barangay health centers, 76 day-care centers|
|Housing||42 private residential subdivisions|
1997 Crime Cases Reported
No. of Cases Solved
Crime Solution Efficiency
Ave. Monthly Crime Rate
10.27 per 100,000 population
|Roads and Bridges||325.798 kms roads; 1,340 linear meter bridges|
|Seaports||1 public, 9 private, 1 fishing port|
|Water Source||8 developed springs supply the city with potable water (Class AAA) at an average of 54 million liters daily|