Cagayan de Oro has been classified as a 1st class city. It goes on to serve as regional center of Philippines; along with being the most populous and highly-urbanized city all over Northern Mindanao.
Cagayan de Oro can boast of tropical climate. Temperature on an average for whole of the year is around 28 degree Celsius. In May, 1988, the greatest temperature was recorded to be 36 degree Celsius. This city receives an equal quantity of rain all through the year. April can be stated as the ‘driest’ month; whereas July the ‘wettest’. This wet season lasts from June to November. The dry season starts in the month of December and ends in the month of May. Typhoon rarely visits this city as it does not lie in ‘Pacific Typhoon’ belt. The period from December to May would prove to be the best one to pay a visit.
The population as per 2007 census was 553996.
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