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Region 10, usually called Northern Mindanao, is composed of 5 provinces: Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon, Camiguin and Lanao del Norte. It is comprised of 9 cities: Cagayan de Oro, Gingoog, El Salvador, Ozamiz, Tangub, Oroquieta, Malaybalay, Valencia, and Iligan. The whole region covers a total land area of 19,279.60 sqr km. with a total population of 4.297 million as of the 2010 Census. It has 84 municipalities and about 2,020 barangays.
Northern Mindanao, which geographically lies within Latitude 7º15′ to 9º15′ North and Longitude 123º30′ to 125º30′ East, is bounded on the North by the Bohol Sea, on the South by Lanao del Sur and North Cotabato; on the West by Zamboanga provinces; and on the East by Agusan Provinces and Davao.