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Cagayan de Oro

Cagayan de Oro - description of the city:

Cagayan De Oro is a provincial capital of Oriental Misamis, which is situated on the northern coast of the island of Minandao. For the spirit of camaraderie and hospitality of locals the city got the nickname of «City of Friendship». In addition, Cagayan De Oro is known as a «melting pot» of Minandao because this town is the most populated in the north part of the island, known for its transport availability, tourist sights, and excellent business opportunities.

The history of the town dates back to the first half of the 17th century, when there appeared a Spanish missionaries. Then, on the coast of Minandao have already been a settlement with the name of Cagayan. The prefix «de Orо», which means that the gold was mined here, added Emmanuel Pelaez. Thus, in the name of Cagayan De Orо shifted ancient Malay-Polynesian and Spanish languages, and for nowadays the city`s name can be translated as «The City of Gold at the river». In 1872th the city became the capital of the province of Misamis, and in 1883th there was housed the administration of the whole island.

Today, Cagayan De Orо is one of the main tourist destination in the Philippines. There like to spend holidays nature lovers and fans of actions, sport, and adventure. The last are particularly attracted by local rafting and kayaking on the fast rivers of northern Minandao. Annually, Cagayan De Orо is visited by half a million tourists.

In Cagayan De Oro and its surrounding area are many interesting sights to visit, which will require to see them more than one day. In the morning, city dwellers like jogging in the Vicente de Lara park, where is a monument of Press Freedom and the Heritage of Oriental Misamis province Monument. Gaston Park is famous for its elegant Cathedral of St. Augustine and the «dancing fountains». Once there the Spanish criminals were put to death, and during the rule of the US there was staged a training camp for local revolutionaries. Today Gaston Park is a favorite place for walking. Who wish to go riding or cycling they should visit the natural park «Mapava».                       

Country Philippines
International title Cagayan de Oro
Population 445,103 people
Timezone Asia/Manila
State
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 8.48222 x Longitude: 124.64722

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