Things to know about Iligan City Philippines
Iligan City Philippines is located at the north western coast of Mindanao facing Iligan Bay, 795 kms. south of Manila. It is centrally located in the Visayas-Mindanao domestic market and proximate to the BIMP East AEAN Growth Area. A major component of the Cagayan-Iligan Corridor, the fastest growing regional growth center in Mindanao and one of the priority investment areas in the Philippines. It is the home of the country’s steel industry and Mindanao’s electric power source.
Most important there: Commerce & Industry
Iligan City Philippines is the industrial, commercial and education center of the province of Lanao del Norte. The city has 14 major manufacturing industries benefiting 6,412 semi and highly skilled workers are producing different products such as oxygen and acetylene, pipes and fitting, coco oil, cement, assorted biscuits, caustic soda and polyvinyl chloride, calcium carbide, recapped tires, cold and hot rolled coils, flour and burned and unburned bricks.It is also hosts the Mindanao Regional Center of the National Power Corporation in Mindanao because of the number of hydroelectric plants located in the city.
Things to know about Population, Language and the Area
Total population of the city as of 2010 is 322,821. The land area of the city is 813.37 km2. It is bounded on the north by three municipalities of Lugait, Manticao and Opol; on the south by another 3 municipalities of Baloi, Linamon and Tagoloa and another two municipalities of Kapai and Tagoloan II; on the northeast by Cagayan de Oro City; to the east by the municipality of Talakag, Bukidnon; and to the west by Iligan Bay.
Iliganons compose of the Cebuano speaking locals and the minority that compose of the Maranao, Tagalog and some other cultural minorities and immigrants from other places.
Known to be the City of Iligan Majestic Waterfalls.
In fact the city has 23 waterfalls surrounding it. The most famous is the Maria Cristina Falls. This fall is the main source for hydroelectric power in the whole Mindanao region. Other famous falls good for vacationers are the Tinago Falls. It is accessible through a 300-step staircase. The falls plunges 73 meters high from a cliff.
As well you may visit the Mimbalut Falls, Abaga Falls and Dodiongan Falls. The last one is a 20-meter high waterfall in Barangay Bonbonon. It is 14 km away from the city.
What’s about the Climate
Iligan City belongs to the C type climate (short, low, sun dry season one to three months with less than 74 mm. of rainfall from strong weather disturbances). Average annual temperature is 21.68° Celsius.
How to get to Iligan
Iligan is accessible via Cagayan de Oro’s Lumbia Airport, then an hour-and-a-half land travel to Iligan (100 kms away). The Cagayan de Oro airport is serviced by PAL with 3 flights daily. GrandAir and Cebu Pacific offer 1 flight each daily with B-737 and DC-9 aircrafts from and to Manila. PAL also has flights from Cebu and Davao.to Cagayan de Oro and back. Mindanao Express also has flights to/from the airport.
Four bus companies with tourist class coaches ply the Iligan route destined for Cagayan de Oro, Butuan and Davao on the east and Pagadian, Ozamiz and Zamboanga on the west. Air-conditioned vans ply the Marawi-Cotabato route.
Passenger ships including luxury liners and cargo vessels ply from Iligan to Cebu, Dumaguete, Manila and Siquijor. Also accessible via Cagayan de Oro or Ozamiz.
The public modes of transportation within the city are Jeepneys, Taxis, and Pedicabs. “Tartanillas” service main roads in Barangay Pala-o and Barangay Tambacan.