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Iligan City is bounded on the south by the municipalities of Balo-I and Linamon of Lanao del Norte; on the north by the municipality of Lugait, Misamis Oriental; on the east by the territories of Lanao del Sur and Bukidnon; and on the west by Iligan Bay.
Iligan City has 44 barangays with a total land area of 81,337 hectares.
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.
There are 285,061 (as of year 2000) Iliganos, with an annual growth rate of 0.93 %. 25.60% (72,969) is urban and 74.40% (212,092) is rural. Iliganons are a mixture of the Muslim and Cebuano stocks with Tagalogs and some other cultural minority groups and immigrants from other places.
Language / Dialect
Cebuano, the major dialect in the city, is reported as the mother tongue of 94% of the population. The remaining 6% speak Tagalog, Maranao, Ilonggo, Ilocano, and Waray-Waray.