Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

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City of Malaybalay
Dakbayan sa Malaybalay
Bukidnon provincial capitol

Nickname(s): Cool Place, Warm PeopleSouth Summer Capital of the PhilippinesCity in the Forest
Map of Bukidnon showing the location of Malaybalay City
RegionRegion X
District2nd District
Incorporated (town)October 19, 1907
Incorporated (city)February 11, 1998
 • MayorIgnacio W. Zubiri
 • Vice MayorVictor P. Aldeguer
 • Total984.38 km2 (380.07 sq mi)
Elevation[1]622 m (2,041 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total153, 085
 • Density146/km2 (379/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code8700
Area code(s)88
The City of Malaybalay (FilipinoLungsod ng MalaybalayCebuanoDakbayan sa Malaybalay), dubbed as the "South Summer Capital of the Philippines", is a first class component city and the capital and administrative center of the province of Bukidnon,Philippines. The city is bordered north by Impasug-ong; west by Lantapan; south byValencia City and San Fernando; and east by Cabanglasan and Agusan del Sur. According to the 2010 Census of Population by the National Statistics Office (NSO) the city is inhabited by 153, 085 residents.
When Spanish explorers came to the central portion of the province in the late 18th century, they inquired as to the name of the town. The people replied in Cebuano"walay balay", which means "no house". The Spaniards mispronounced the name and repeated it as "Malaybalay".
It was formerly part of the province of Misamis Oriental as a municipal district in the late 19th century. When the special province of Agusan and its sub-province (Bukidnon) was created in 1907, Malaybalay was designated as the capital ofBukidnon. It was then formally established as a municipality on October 19, 1907 and was created into a city on February 11, 1998 by virtue of R.A. 8490.
Malaybalay City is the venue of the Kaamulan Festival, held annually from mid-February to March 10.

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