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Manticao

Manticao is a municipality of Misamis Oriental, located on Macajalar Bay, east of Lugait, west of Naawan, and north of the province of Bukidnon.  Manticao comprises a vast array of landscapes, from coastlines to mountains, to flatlands.  It is made up of 13 barangays, and as of the 2000 census, there were 24,072 inhabitants.  A variety of communities live in the municipality:  in the hinterlands, the predominant group is Higaunon, an indigenous tribe represented throughout Northern Mindanao, and along the coast, the majority of the population is made up of the descendants of Visayan immigrants.  Both groups are for the most part Roman Catholic, although other religions represented include Seventh Day Adventist and Baptist.

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Naawan

Naawan is a municipality of Misamis Oriental, located along the coast, between Initao to the north, Manticao to the south, Alubijid to the east, and Iligan Bay to the west. The total land area is 90.5 square km.  The population as of 2007 was 17,988, and is comprised of the descendants of Visayan immigrants, as well as Higaunons, an indigenous tribe represented throughout Northern Mindanao.

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Opol

Opol is a municipality of Misamis Oriental, located on Macajalar Bay, west of Cagayan de Oro, the capital of the province, east of El Salvador, and north of the province of Bukidnon.  The land area of the municipality is 17,013 hectares, or 4.77% of the provincial area.  It is made up of 14 barangays.  As of the 2007 census, there were 47,187 inhabitants.  The hinterland community is comprised predominantly of Higaunon, an indigenous tribe represented throughout Northern Mindanao.  There is also a noteworthy population of Manobos, who are an indigenous tribe whose origins are spread throughout the whole of Eastern Mindanao.  Along the coast the population is mostly the descendants of Visayan immigrants, from Cebu and Bohol.

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