Oriental Mindoro Profile
Oriental Mindoro is located in Region IV-B, otherwise known as the MIMAROPA Region. It lies 45 kilometers south of Batangas and 130 kilometers south of Manila.
It is bounded by Verde Island Passage on the North; Maestro del Campo Island and Tablas Strait on the East; Semirara Island on the South; and Occidental Mindoro on the West.
Oriental Mindoro has a rugged terrain and an irregular coastline. Numerous rivers and streams traverse the province but none are navigable by large vessels.
The province has two climate types: Type I and Type III. Type I is characterized by two pronounced seasons, dry and wet. Type III has no pronounced season, relatively dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Oriental Mindoro has a total land area of 4,364.72 square kilometers or 436,472 hectares. It represents
1.5 % of the total land area of the country and 16% of the MIMAROPA Region.
LEGAL BASIS: RA 505 (Division of Mindoro)
DATE OF APPROVAL: November 15, 1950
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: two
NUMBER OF COMPONENT CITY: one
NUMBER OF MUNICIPALITIES: 14
NUMBER OF BARANGAYS: 426
CAPITAL: Calapan City