FAST FACTS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
 
 Location Northern edge of Mindanao, PHILIPPINES
 Capital Dipolog City
 Income Classification 2nd Class Province
 Land Area 720,594 HAS  (1,830,309 ACRES)
 Land Use: 
    1. Production Land
        Used for Rice
        Cultivated Crops
        Trees and Vines
        Pasture
        Production Forest
        Open Lands
        Tourism
        Fishponds
   2. Protection Land
       Old Growth Forest
       Second Growth Forest
       Watershed Areas
       Mangrove
       Severely Eroded Areas
       Historical Land Marks
       Civil & Military Reserved
       Mashes/Swamps
   3. Built-up Areas
             
        percent         48,597         90.01
         15,567
          32,883
        171,389
           3,020
        128,241
        295,654
               87
           1,755 
        percent        58,396           8.10 
           9,800
         27,842
         11,583
           1,082
           7,680
               10
               46
             383  
        percent         13,601          1.89
 Number of Cities 2
 Number of Municipalities 25
 Population 770,697 (1995 census)
 Growth Rate 2.51 percent  (1990-1995)
 Population Density 115 per sq. km ( 0.47 sq. miles)
 Total Labor Force
       Employed
       Unemployed
                            254,766
      213,580
        35,644
 Literacy Rate       94 percent (1998)
 Major Religion       Catholic
 Dialects Spoken:
       Cebuano
       Subanon
       Muslim
       Other Dialects

    77.3 percent
    15.2 percent
      3.4 percent
      4.1 percent
 

  Bocana (River entrance) River separate Dipolog and Dapitan