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Oriental Mindoro

Oriental Mindoro is a province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA[?] region in Luzon. Its capital is Calapan City[?] and occupies the eastern half of the island of Mindoro; Occidental Mindoro is at the western half. On the east of the province lies the Sibuyan Sea[?] and Romblon. To the north is Batangas across the Verde Island Passage[?]. The Semirara Islands[?] of Antique[?] are to the south.

Oriental Mindoro is famous among tourists for Puerto Galera[?]. This municipality, only a few hours from Manila, boasts of splendid white beach resorts and diving spots. For the adventurous, Mt. Halcon[?], on the western border of the province provides one of the most challenging mountain climbing experiences in the Philippines.

Facts and Figures
Region: MIMAROPA[?] (Region IV-B)
Founded: XXXX XX[?], XXX
2000 census—681,818 (34th largest).
Density—156 per km² (28th lowest).
Area: 4,364.7 km² (27th largest)
Component Cities—1.
Congressional districts—2.
Languages: Tagalog, Kamangyan[?]
Governor[?]: Bartolome L. Marasigan (2001-2004)

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Oriental Mindoro is subdivided into 14 municipalities and 1 city.





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