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Brief History
The island of Camiguin was part of Misamis Oriental until 1958, when it became a sub-province. It was made into a separate province on June 18, 1966, but was not formally inaugurated until 1968 upon issuance of R.A.No. 4669.

It is the second-smallest province both in population and land area in the Philippines. The capital of the province is Mambajao and it is a part of the Northern Mindanao region X. The island is located at the northern tip of Mindanao. The island province is bounded to the north by Bohol Sea, to the west by Macajalar Bay, to the southeast by Gingoog Bay and to the east by Butuan Bay.

Composed of 5 municipalities namely: Mambajao , Catarman, Sagay, Guinsiliban and Mahinog, Camiguin has two other attractive islets better known as White Island and Mantigue Island. Each of these has unique endowments.
Seven volcanoes dominate its rugged terrain; all of them are active. It is often described as the most beautiful island in the Philippines. It is especially known for its sweet lanzones, seven volcanoes, springs, and waterfalls and beaches.
Camiguin is of volcanic origin and composed of four young stratovolcanoes overlying older volcanic structures. The last eruption was from Hibok-Hibok in 1953, and it is still considered as active. The other major volcanic edifices are Mt. Vulcan,671 meters (2,201 ft), northwest of Hibok-Hibok; Mt. Mambajao,1,552 meters (5,092 ft) in central Camiguin; Mt. Guinsiliban,581 meters (1,906 ft), southernmost Camiguin; and Mt. Uhay, north of Mount Guinsiliban. The other domes and cones are Campana Hill, Minokol Hill, Tres Marias Hill, Mt.
Camiguin is largely spared from typhoons that continually plague the northern part of the Philippines during the wet season. With mostly great year-round weather, probably the best time to visit Camiguin, like any Camiguin local would tell, you is during their yearly Lanzones Festival usually around the third week of October. If you want to skip the rush of tourists however, any day of the year is perfect to visit (it goes without saying that in the Easter Season as well as summer breaks, hordes of tourists come to visit this lovely island).
People & Language
The people of Camiguin are called “Camiguingnon.” The original inhabitants of Camiguin were “Manobos” who migrated from Surigao. Currently, the general population is of Visayan descent and Visayan and Cebuano languages are widely spoken. A few still speak Kinamigin - the original dialect of Camiguin - which is similar to the dialect spoken in Surigao. Nearly everyone speaks English fairly well.
Camiguingnon are proud of their multi-layered culture and history, and have now started to acknowledge the pre-Hispanic part of their culture. Thus, homes built during the Spanish era adorned with Okkil art are now referred to as "antellian" instead of "Spanish", to give equal credit to the architectural influence of Moslem Mindanao.
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