Cagayan de Oro City is the capital of the province of Misamis Oriental, the regional center for Northern Mindanao. A young city compared to other highly urbanized cities in the Philippines, Cagayan de Oro has a population of over 460,000 in 200,000 households.
Originally chartered as a city as "Cagayan de Misamis," its name was eventually changed to "Cagayan de Oro" in recognition of the gold mining activities in the area known to Spanish explorers.
Cagayan de Oro's economy is largely based on industry, trade, service and tourism. It serves as base for both local and multi-national companies, including Del Monte Philippines, Nestle, Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola.
Cagayan de Oro City is known as 'the city of golden friendship'