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El Salvador

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El Salvador is a city in the province of Misamis Oriental on the island of Mindanao, southern part of the Philippines. According to the 2015 Philippine census, it has a population of 50,204. The city serves as a pilgrimage site for Divine Mercy devotees, that is why it is also called "The City of Mercy", "City of The Saviour", and "The Christ City of the Philippines".GeographyEl Salvador is located in the Province of Misamis Oriental in Northern Mindanao (Region X). It is bordered by the Municipality of Alubijid to the west, Opol to the east and Manticao and Naawan to the south. On the north, lies Macajalar Bay of the Bohol Sea.BarangaysAdministratively, El Salvador is subdivided into 15 barangays. One forms the center of the city (poblacion) whereas the other 14 are in the outlying areas. Some of them are even several kilometers away from the center of the city.HistoryEl Salvador was created from the barrios of El Salvador and Molugan with their sitios known as Sala, Sambulawan, Sinaloc, Lagtang, Talaba, Kalabaylabay and Hinigdaan, formerly part of Cagayan de Misamis, Misamis Oriental, in 1948.
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