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Gingoog City Mindanao

GingoogThe city was founded by Spanish missionaries in 1750. It was the oldest city in Misamis Oriental Province, even older than the province's capital and economic hub, Cagayan de Oro, which was founded in 1871.

The term Gingoog originally came from the word "Hingoog", which means "Goodluck", from a Lumad tribe of Manobo who settled in the area. The word implies good fortune, thus Gingoog City means the City of Good Luck. The natives of this place are the ones with the family names of "Gingco", and "Gingoyon".

In 1957, the sitio of Binuangan was converted into a barrio known as Talisay.


Gingoog is located in the Province of Misamis Oriental in the Philippines. Situated in Mindanao island, the second giant of the archipelago of all the landmass of the Philippines. The city is approximately 122 kilometers east of Cagayan de Oro City and 74 kilometers west of Butuan City. It is bounded on the east by the Municipality of Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental, the Province of Bukidnon; the Municipality of Claveria, Misamis Oriental on the south; and on the north by Gingoog Bay. Its total land area is 744 km².

There are plenty of restaurants such as Grahe Grill Haus, Mansion By the Sea, New Lane Restaurant, Botoy's Grill and Restaurant, Sr. Pedro, Jolibee, kamayan by the Sea, BenRose Grill, Zinc Bar & Restaurant. Gingoog has no mall.

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